Toshiba’s Read-intensive 2TB and 4TB PX04SL SSDs Now Shipping

Enterprises need a whole different set of hardware than we consumers do and Toshiba has a lot to offer in this area and among the available enterprise products is a whole list of solid state drives optimized for different kind of workloads. The newest in this category is the very read-intensive enterprise SAS SSD called the PX04SL that just began shipping as samples today. The Toshiba PX04SL series is optimized for read-intensive application workloads such as data warehousing, web servers, media streaming, and video on demand (VOD) services.

There are two main factors for enterprises when they pick the hardware to use. It has to work as good as possible in the intended usage scenario and it has to have a total cost of ownership that is as low as possible without compromising the needed performance. Toshiba’s PX04SL generation SAS SSDs offer both and come in both 2TB and 4TB capacity versions.

Thanks to the 12Gbps dual-port SAS interface and the used components, these PX04SL drives are able to deliver a sustained 4K random read performance of 270,000 IOPS and a sustained 64K sequential read performance up to 1900MB/s. This helps read-intensive application workloads achieve superior results and should prevent bottlenecks.

The Toshiba PX04SL is a 2.5-inch form factor drive, but it is 15mm high to make room for all the hardware inside. It is rated for up to 25 complete disk writes per day for a period of 5 years with 100% random workload, therefore be reliable for a long time. The series features a full power-loss-protection and end-to-end data protection that both help to keep every bit of your data correct, even in the case of power failures and other unforeseen circumstances.

The PX04SL SSDs also allow for customer-tunable power and performance optimization as well as self-encrypting and FIPS options. Everything an enterprise with respect for itself will want.

Feature Highlights

  • Impressive Read/Write Bandwidth and Random IOPS
  • Up to 4 TB Storage Capacity
  • Dual-Port 12.0 Gbit/s SAS Interface
  • 2.5-Inch Form-Factor, 15mm Z-Height
  • Up to 25 complete DWPD for 5 years with 100% Random Workload
  • Full Power-Loss-Protection and End-to-End Data Protection
  • Customer-Tunable Power and Performance Optimization
  • Self-Encrypting and FIPS Options

Intel Announces Its Enterprise PCIe 2TB SSD Line Featuring 2800 MB/s Read Speeds

A new enterprise SSD line has been announced by Intel, using PCIe and NVM Express (or NVMe) in favour of the traditional SATA in order to gain significant performance boost.

The Intel SSD Data Center lineup contains three of the company’s series, the Intel SSD DC P3700 dedicated to write-intensive applications, the Intel SSD DC P3600 solution for mixed workloads and the Intel SSD DC P3500 with support for read-intensive operations. All series previously mention are said to be dedicated towards data centre operations.

In terms of specifications, the Intel SSD Data Center lineup boasts the latest PCIe 3.0 specification, having a high-performance PCIe interface controller architecture with NVMe and an average time between failures of 2,000,000 hours. The PCIe technology is also said to drastically reduce latency currently seen in HDD-based interfaces. More details on the SSD lineup can be viewed below.

Intel is said to deliver its Enterprise SSD lineup in two form factors, having one based on a hot-swappable 2.5-inch front panel architecture and the second based as an widely compatible add-in card, dedicated towards PCIe systems.

The company also guarantees 10 drive writes/day over the lifetime of the drive for the P3700 Series, 3 drive writes/day for the less-demanding P3600 Series and 0.3 drive writes/day for the read-intensive dedicated P3500 Series.

The Enterprise SSD lineup is said to be offered in 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.6 TB and 2 TB forms, having the lineup start at a price tag of $599.

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