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Intel begins shipping enterprise-class SSDs
Press release, October 16; Michael McManus, DIGITIMES [Thursday 16 October
Intel has begun shipping its highest-performing solid-state drive (SSD),
the Intel X-25E Extreme SATA SSD, aimed at server, workstation and storage
systems. The SSDs feature 50nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory
The Intel X25-E increases server, workstation and storage system
performance by 100 times1 over hard disk drives as measured in Input/Output
Per Second (IOPS), today's key storage performance metric. A storage model
which includes SSDs can also lower energy costs by up to five times, an
added benefit for businesses focused on electricity savings.
The product was designed for intense computing workloads which benefit
primarily from high random read and write performance, as measured in IOPS.
Key technical performance specifications of the 32 GB Intel X-25E SATA SSD
include 35,000 IOPS (4KB Random Read), 3,300 IOPS (4KB Random Write) and 75
microsecond read latency, Intel stated. This performance, combined with low
active power of 2.4 watts, delivers up to 14,000 IOPS per watt for optimal
performance/power output. The product also achieves up to 250 megabytes per
second (MB/s) sequential read speeds and up to 170 MB/s sequential write
speeds, all in a 2.5-inch form factor.
Intel achieves this performance through innovations such as 10-channel NAND
architecture with Native Command Queuing, proprietary controller and
firmware efficient in advanced wear-leveling and low write amplification.
The 32GB X25-E is capable of writing up to 4 petabytes (PB) of data over
three-year period (3.7 TB/day), and double that for the 64GB version.
The 32GB capacity drive is in production and priced at US$695 for
quantities up to 1,000. The 64GB version is expected to sample in the
fourth quarter with production estimated for the first quarter of 2009.
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