Intel's New PCIe-based QLC Intel® SSD D5-P4326 Space-Saving Solid State Drive
by Tech Mainstream Staff
August 16, 2018
Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation
"About the size of an old-fashioned 12-inch ruler", Intel's new PCIe-based QLC Intel® SSD D5-P4326 can store 32 terabytes. The Intel® SSD D5-P4326 is Intel's densest drive ever and incorporates Intel® 3D NAND technology, "which stacks memory cells atop each other in multiple extremely thin layers, instead of just one. Memory cells in the D5-P4326 are stacked 64 layers deep."
Containing no-moving-parts, the ruler-shaped SSDs requires half the airflow to keep cool (and therefore requires less fans and expensive cooling systems), one-tenth the power (when it is lined up 32 side-by-side) and requires just one-twentieth the available space.