Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2018 - 01:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: KB4100403, Pro 6000p, 600p, XG4, XG5, BG3, Intel, toshiba
It's Friday and there are enough tales of woe below the fold to reassure you the world didn't completely change while you slept, but let's lede with some good news. Owners of the two SSDs from Intel which proved incompatible with the latest version of Windows 10, and likely the trio of Toshiba as well should look forward to KB4100403. You can force it today, or wait for the proper patch Tuesday and let some other poor suckers play canary but in theory you should now be able to enjoy the April Update if you so desire.
The Register couldn't get the details of what was fixed from Microsoft but they do provide a link to the update here.
"A chink of light has appeared in the wall of Windows 10 update woes in the form of a patch that should address the SSD problems plaguing the OS."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Apple Blocks Steam's Plan To Extend Its Video Games To iPhones @ Slashdot
- Edge is still the most efficient Windows browser, but Chrome is getting close @ Ars Technica
- A Smarter PSU Converter Leaves the Magic Smoke Inside @ Hack a Day
- ntel's latest promise: Our first AI ASIC chips will arrive in 2019 @ The Register
- Global DRAM bit demand to increase 22% in 2018, says Nanya chairman @ DigiTimes
- Huawei has ended the support for bootloaders on its devices @ The Inquirer
- You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened @ The Register
- Galactic Civilizations II : Ultimate Edition is FREE for 48 hours
Subject: Storage | August 25, 2016 - 06:26 PM | Allyn Malventano
Tagged: ssd, Pro 6000p, Intel, imft, E 6000p, E 5420s, DC S3520, DC P3520, 600p, 3d nand
Intel announced the production of 3D NAND a little over a year ago, and we've now seen production ramp up to the point where they are infusing it into nearly every nook and cranny of their SSD product lines.
The most relevant part for our readers will be a long overdue M.2 2280 SSD. These will kick off with the 600p:
An overseas forum member over at chiphell got their hands on a 600p and ran some quick tests. From their photo (above), we can confirm the controller is not from Intel, but rather from Silicon Motion. The NAND is naturally from Intel, as is likely their controller firmware implementation, as these parts go through the same lengthy validation process as their other products.
Intel is going for the budget consumer play here. The flash will be running in TLC mode, likely with an SLC cache. Specs are respectable - 1.8GB/s reads, 560MB/s writes, random read 155k, random write 128k (4KB QD=32). By respectable specs I mean in light of the pricing:
Wow! These prices are ranging from $0.55/GB at 128GB all the way down to $0.35/GB for the 1TB part.
Intel also refreshed their DataCenter (DC) lineup. The SSD DC S3520 (SATA) and P3520 (PCIe/NVMe) were also introduced as a refresh, also using Intel's 3D NAND. We published our exclusive review of the Intel SSD DC P3520 earlier today, so check there for full details on that enterprise front. Before we move on, a brief moment of silence for the P3320 - soft-launched in April, but discontinued before it shipped. We hardly knew ye.
Lastly, Intel introduced a few additional products meant for the embedded / IoT sector. The SSD E 6000p is an M.2 PCIe part similar to the first pair of products mentioned in this article, while the SSD E 5420s comes in 2.5" and M.2 SATA flavors. The differentiator on these 'E' parts is enhanced AES 256 crypto.
Most of these products will be available 'next week', but the 600p 360GB (to be added) and 1TB capacities will ship in Q4.
Abbreviated press blast appears after the break.