Intel is announcing the DC P4501 data center SSD, a power-efficient and high-performance SSD for cloud storage. The P4501 Series, featuring 2nd generation Intel 3D NAND technology, combines a new controller (Intel-developed), unique firmware and the density of 3D NAND to create an efficient, low power, high-performance small form factor design.
The P4501 Series are optimized to meet the needs of cloud and software-defined storage infrastructures, allowing data centers to accomplish more per server. The DC P4501 is geared to the read-intensive workloads of cloud storage, and is designed to maximize CPU utilization. Intel’s new controller is designed to suppport up to 128 queues, minimizing the risk of idle CPU cores. The P4501 is at its most effective when paired with Intel Xeon® processor-based platforms.
The DC P4501 Series is offered in both 2.5″ and M.2 form factors with NVMe 1.2 interface, and in capacities of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB. Sequential read speeds are stated as up to 3200MB/s, with sequential writes at up to 900MB/s. 4K random read speeds are stated as up to 360,000 IOPS, with 4K random write speeds of up to 46,000 IOPS. Intel backs the DC P4501 Series with a 5-year warranty.
Intel has built industry-leading end-to-end data protection into the P4501 Series, including protection from silent data corruption and errors. Intel’s Power Loss Imminent (PLI) protection consists of a proprietary combination of capacitors, power management chips, firmware algorithms and built in self-test.
For more information, you can view the DC P4501 Series product page here.