Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Intel Rolls Out Solid-State Drives for PCIe

Intel announced a new family of Solid-State Drives (SSD) for PCIe and aimed at data centers.

Thew new drives boast substantial performance gains over SATA SSDs and traditional hard disk drives -- Intel claims up to six times faster data transfer speed than 6 Gbps SAS/SATA SSDs. Specifically, the Intel Solid-State Drive Data Center P3700 Series (460K IOPS), can replace the performance of 7 SATA SSDs aggregated through a host bus adapter (HBA) (approximately 500K IOPS).

The new drives are based on Intel-developed controller, firmware, and leading manufacturing process NAND flash memory. Drive capacities range from 400GB to 2.0TB.

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