Intel 710 Series 200GB 3Gbps SSD Review – A Welcome Addition to The Enterprise Storage Space

INTEL 710 200GB SSD X 2 IN RAID 0

As Intel was kind enough to send along two 710 samples, we thought it appropriate to do a bit of RAID testing. After all, its most likely that this SSD will be used in a data center and in configurations much higher than we could ever test.

A quick look at this release from Appro Supercomputer solutions will show that they have already invested significantly in the Intel 710 for their new Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer, named Gordon, which is expected to reach 35 million IOPS.  It will contain 300TB of Intel 710 SSDs, each of which will definitely be over provisioned to 20%.  This would equal 1920 Intel 710 SSDs in one computer system.

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK

CRYSTAL DISKMARK

ANVIL PRO STORAGE UTILITIES

We think the RAID results of 554MB/s read and 414MB/s write are excellent and the resulting IOPS of 50094 read and 44842 write (as shown in Anvil) are well above what we originally expected.

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