Intel Boosts 600p SSD Series’ Endurance Rating: Pros And Cons

Intel has recently come out with the 600p Series NVM SSDs. The 600p Series SSD is made for laptops and notebooks, and it is also Intel's entry level NVM SSDs. While the Intel 600p SSD was a good series, it had its share of flaws. Intel has corrected this by raising its endurance rating significantly.

According to Tom's Hardware originally the Intel 600p Series SSDs had a 72 TB endurance on all its variants. That means regardless of how much its storage capacity, the endurance capacity stayed level on all of its variants. That has now changed as Intel raising endurance capacity across all 600p Series variants.

It has been speculated that Intel had endurance capacity at a level rate in order to reduce cost, or else so that large data centers won't use consumer grade SSDs. Since the 600p Series SSDs came out, Intel has raised endurance capacity, so much so that a 1 TB 600p SSD now has 576 TB as opposed to 72 TB earlier.

For consumers, this could only be good news as it means the 600p Series SSDs are now worth the prices that they have. The Intel SSDs are already noted for being entry-level models yet have a good price-for-performance ratio. With the adjusted endurance ratings, they have only become even much better for their price points.

Of course, just like any SSD what should be looked for is how the new endurance ratings actually work. In theory with the new endurance ratings, the 600p Series SSDs should be at par with other manufacturers' SSDs. Real life situations though might be different, and that's one thing consumers should remember.

Simply put, the Intel 600p Series SSDs should last longer than the initial 72 TB level ratings on all its variants. It is not clear though whether that might hold up on daily usage. So far at least, in theory, the Intel 600p Series has good price-for-performance ratios, and that's what consumers look for.

TechSpot has a table of prices for the Intel 600p Series against other brands. For its entry-level model of 128 GB it almost doesn't have any competition, with the nearest being Kingston's UV400 though, which is priced at $41 against the 600p at $67. Still, that is a price that is low enough for most consumers.

With better endurance ratings the Intel 600p Series SSDs should do well in the market. People already have regard for it, and if it continues to give good performance it should become one of the preferred SSD for laptops and notebooks.

Intel might also have its new Kaby Lake processors out by 2017, as iTechPost recently reported.

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