With no in-house controller or NAND suitable for an entry level consumer SSD to compete in today's market, Intel has turned to third-party suppliers for the key components of the new Intel SSD 540s. The SK Hynix 16nm TLC NAND is familiar from the ADATA Premier SP550, but this is our first look at the new Silicon Motion SM2258 controller that brings performance enhancements over the SM2256 and support for upcoming 3D NAND.
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