Intel's new 3D NAND SSDs are finally here, and they look like scorchers! However, they had better be cheap! 3D NAND is still more expensive than SSDs with regular NAND which doesnt make sense to me, they are supposed to be cheaper.
The DC P3520 offers up to 365,000 random read IOPS and 22,000 random write IOPS, which is similar to the Intel DC P3500. The DC P3520 suffers a slight performance reduction due to the loss of parallelism that stems from denser 3D NAND (fewer packages).
Intel also announced its DC P3520 SSDs, but did not share any performance data other than to note that it will be the performance-oriented model. We unearthed a document in August of last year that correctly predicted the announcement of Intel's DC P3608 series, and it also included information on the DC P3520.