Intel Corporation, a leading producer of high-reliability solid-state storage devices, is announcing availability of its latest addition to their Data Center Family of SSDs – the DC S3510 Series. As the technology related to hyper-converged storage continues to evolve, enterprises are more and more turning to virtualized applications to provide high-performance services to their end users. Along with the increased performance, lowering operating costs is a top consideration for data center operations, and the DC S3510 series helps reduce the all-important metric of total cost of ownership (TCO).
According to flash industry analysts Forward Insights, Intel’s SSD Data Center Family is the #1 chosen SATA SSD product line for enterprise usage. The cost and power savings advantages over traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) is complemented by the performance and reliability increases, making the DC S3510 series ideal for read-intensive or virtualized applications such as boot, web servers, analytics or operational databases. Intel, in conjunction with VMware, developed the industry’s first 32-node all-flash virtual Storage Area Network (SAN) with NMV Express technology to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of deploying this technology.
Intel is offering the DC S3510 series of SSDs in a number of capacity points – 80GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480Gb, 800GB, 1.2TB and 1.6TB, all in the 2.5” SATA form factor. Performance specifics vary by capacity – the 80GB version attains sequential read speeds of (up to) 375MB/s, the 120GB version at (up to) 475MB/s, and all other capacities at (up to) 500MB/s. The sequential write speeds are more varied by capacity – 80GB at (up to) 110MB/s, 120GB at (up to) 135MB/s, 240GB at (up to) 260MB/s, 480GB at (up to) 440MB/s, 800GB at (up to) 460MB/s, 1.2TB at (up to) 440MB/s and the 1.6TB at (up to) 430MB/s All are rated for random 4K reads of between (up to) 65,000 and 68,000 IOPS. The random 4K writes vary quite a bit by capacity, from a low of (up to) 8400 IOPS for the 80GB version and a high of (up to) 20,000 IOPS for the 1.2TB version.
The Intel DC S3510 series of SSDs utilize 16nm MLC NAND flash to attain significant reliability, to the tune of a 2,000,000 hours Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) rating. Typical power consumption is stated as 5.6W active, with a high of 6.8W active. Idle power consumption is stated as 600mw. All feature AES256 encryption and end-to-end data protection. Also included is Intel’s SSD Toolbox 3.0, which features the Intel SSD Optimizer.