The 710 drives will be able to achieve read/write speeds of 270MB/s and 210MB/s respectively, with Intel rating their 4K random read and write performance at 36K/2.4K IOPS.
The 710 series, entering production in July, will feature 2.5-inch form factor, 25nm Multi Level Cell NAND Flash memory, 64MB of DRAM cache, a SATA 3.0 Gbps interface, and 128-bit AES encryption. It will be available in 100, 200, and 400 GB sizes.
The 710′s counterpart, the 720, arrives in Q3 2011 and will feature a PCI Express Interface as well as 34nm Single Level Cell NAND Flash memory, 512MB of cache, and 256-bit AES encryption. It will be available in 200 and 400 GB models. These drives will be able to deliver 180K/56K random 4K read and write IOPS.
No word yet on pricing.