Intel Intros 'Ruler' SSD Form Factor, Updates Data Center SATA SSDs
Intel used the Flash Memory Summit to introduce its "ruler" SSD form factor. Unlike standard SSDs that feature legacy 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factors, the ruler form factor SSDs feature a long, skinny shape that make them easier to plug directly into PCIe card slots. Intel said the new form factor will allow vendors to build 1U servers with up to a petabyte of all-flash storage capacity.
Intel also showed off its new high-performance, dual-port Intel SSDs and Intel 3-D NAND SSDs, and introduced a new series of SATA-based SSDs with the company's latest SATA firmware tied to high-density 32-layer 3-D NAND.