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.