Intel showcases Optane Memory H20 as well as faster 670P solid state drives

Intel may sell its NAND division to rival SK Hynix, but nonetheless, the company will introduce a new, faster M.2 670P solid state drive as well as an updated Optane Memory drive.

Intel introduces the 670P solid state drive, which is a continuation of its popular low-cost 660P solid state drive. Like its predecessor, the 670P will be based on raw QLC NAND using a new 144-layer design.

The new 670P will have a new generation controller and support for Pyrite 2.0 encryption and is rated at 150 terabytes per day, recorded on 512GB of capacity. Intel says performance will improve thanks to better dynamic SLC cache.

QLC drives store four bits of data in a cell to load as much data as possible into NAND memory. This increases NAND capacity, but usually results in significant performance. To compensate for this, disk manufacturers configure unused NAND capacity as SLC (single-tier cell) as a cache to improve performance.

Like most drives, the cache is dynamic and increases and decreases depending on capacity. Along with the 670P, Intel said it has improved that cache size by about 11 percent over previous 660P and 660P models. For example, a blank 2 TB 670P drive, as a cache, will be allocated 280 GB. About 24 GB will be the static cache, which will remain the same regardless of disk capacity, and 256 GB will be allocated for the dynamic cache.

After all, consumers should see higher performance than a relatively inexpensive class of solid state drives. Intel said it would sell three capacities next year: 2TB, 1TB and 512GB. Prices have not been announced, but these drives will have to compete on the SSD playing field, where there is an oversupply of NAND.

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New Optane Memory H20 drive

Other Intel news about consumer solid state drives is a new iteration of the Optane Memory H10. Like its predecessor, the Optane Memory H20 will be built using up to 1 TB of QLC NAND and 32 GB of Optane memory from Intel. Optane offers less latency compared to traditional NAND, but may not match its density and price.

By using Optane memory as a high-speed multi-level storage, Optane Memory drives can make huge dents in common tasks such as opening and launching applications and games. With the Optane Memory H20 Intel has announced that it has upgraded 3D XPoint Media and switched to the same new 144-layer QLC NAND.

Now Microsoft Edge can automatically generate passwords, but only through your phone

One of the benefits of Google’s Chrome browser is that when you create a new account on a website, it can create a unique password and then save and autocomplete it when you revisit the site. Now Microsoft Edge will do the same, although the process is much more complicated and uses the Authenticator mobile app instead.

The new features are part of a public preview of password management and autocomplete features in the Authenticator app for iOS and Android, which already serves as a two-factor authentication (2FA) solution for websites. However, so far you have had to come up with your own password for these sites, which Edge could keep if you so choose.

You can now use Authenticator to create a unique password, save it for you, and then autocomplete when you revisit the site.

However, it’s a bit of a clumsy process. For example, Chrome automatically creates a strong, unique password very simple: Just click the “password” text box when creating a new account. Then you will be able to allow Chrome to offer a strong, unique password – it works whether you use the Chrome desktop browser or Chrome for Android. Passwords are created automatically, stored and stored.

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By comparison, automatic password generation in the Microsoft ecosystem only works through the Authenticator app in a mobile environment, at least for now. In other words, if you are signing up with a new account, you will need to do so online phone, not a PC. Authenticator will then create a unique password, save it, and then sync with the Edge desktop browser. (You can also sync with Chrome via this plugin.) The desktop version of Edge does not yet include a password generation feature.

This is partly because Microsoft believes that your passwords are best protected through 2FA, which overlaps a device you know, such as a phone (one-factor authentication) with your known password (second-factor authentication). And while that’s true, it’s also inconvenient for those who don’t have a phone on hand, or for those who just don’t want to stop working on their PC to perform this minor task.

To enable this feature, you will need to make Authenticator an autocomplete provider on your phone:

  • iOS: Open Settings -> Search “Autofill passwords” -> Click on “Autofill passwords” -> Select «Authenticator
  • Android: Open Settings -> Search “AutoFill“-> Select”AutoFill“-> Press”AutoFill“On the next screen -> Select”Authenticator

There is another clue. The current default setting is that this new password generation feature is disabled for those who use Authenticator as a 2FA solution for enterprise accounts. Therefore, if your employer’s IT department forces you to use Authenticator as a 2FA solution to secure your work email, this public preview of Authenticator will not allow you to use the password generation feature without special installation.

AMD and Nvida may agree once, as both companies plan to stream CES

If you’re waiting for news from CES 2021, you don’t seem to have to wait more than two days for both AMD and Nvidia to talk about the new hardware.

AMD will set off first on January 12 with CEO Lisa Soo’s general report at 8 a.m. week. Su plans to “highlight AMD’s portfolio of high-performance computing and graphics solutions and set out the company’s innovative vision for the future of research, education, work, entertainment and gaming.”

Su’s main time and date were announced about two weeks ago, but today Nvidia announced a “special broadcast” timed to 9 a.m. on the same day.
In it, Nvidia GeForce senior vice president Jeff Fisher is expected to “present the latest innovations in gaming and graphics”.

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Obviously, no one knows exactly what AMD and Nvidia will announce, but there has been heated and heavy talk about the advertised AMD Ryzen 5000 chips, which have finally made their way into laptops. CES also expects versions of Nvidia laptops own GeForce RTX 30-series promotional graphics processors.

Since the RTX 30 and Ryzen 5000 series are a new relevance for personal computers, both announcements can really complement each other. Both companies have a long history of fierce competition and are deliberately attacking the Jordanians. For example, both have competitive events planned or events that are so timed at exhibitions that reporters are often forced to cut one to attend the other.

Given the virtual nature of CES 2021, attending a competitor stream should not be a problem. Unless, of course, AMD’s main report “unexpectedly” lasts about five minutes. If AMD wanted to truly overshadow Nvidia, it could talk about its own Ryzen 5000 processor paired with its own Radeon RX 6000 mobile graphics processor just before the start of Nvidia’s stream.

You can watch Lisa Soo’s main report here at 8 a.m. on the week of Jan. 12, and then switch to the Nvidia stream here at 9 a.m. on the week of January 12th.

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Intel, the third group in Big Mac computers, will actually start working the day before when Gregory Bryant will perform at 1pm on PDT on January 11th. Bryant manages Intel’s client computing team, and the conversation is called “Do more with computing capability,” but there is hope that it will say more about the upcoming Intel Tiger Lake H processor, which is also expected to be paired with Nvidia’s 30-series GeForce 30 early next year.