Intel releases DC S3710 and DC S3610 SSDs

Intel brings two new datacenter SSDs to market that provide more random write performance for demanding environments.

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Intel is refreshing their datacenter SSD line with new models that deliver faster write performance than their predecessors. The Intel DC S3710 Series provides 25% more write performance, topping out at 45,000 random write IOPS for the 1.2TB model. The DC S3710 SSDs come in capacities of 200, 400, 800, and 1.2TB. Random read performance weighs in at 85,000 IOPS, and sequential read weighs in at 550MB/s, and sequential writes vary by capacity points, reaching a top speed of 520MB/s. The DC S3710 is geared for high-performance computing, high data rate analytics, operational databases, and large-scale virtualization.

Intel releases DC S3710 and DC S3610 SSDs |

The Intel DC S3610 Series addresses the exploding mid-level performance tier, while offering faster random write speed with an economical price point. The DC S3610 comes in wide range of capacities, with 200, 400, 480, 800GB, and 1.2TB models in the 2.5" form factor. Random read tops out at 84,000 IOPS, and varying write performance (based upon capacity) reaches up to 28,000 IOPS. Sequential read comes in at 550MB/s, and sequential write performance reaches 520MB/s (depending upon capacity). The DC S3610 series also offers capacities of 200, 400, and 800GB in the incredibly small 1.8" form factor, but performance specifications for the 1.8" haven't been released as of yet.

The DC S3610 is designed to meet the requirements for operational and analytical databases, virtualization, e-commerce, and cloud infrastructures. Both new SSDs feature standard 6Gb/s SATA connections and 20nm IMFT NAND. The DC S3710 provides up to 10 DWPD of endurance, and the DC S3610 provides 3 DWPD. Both new SSDs come with power fail protection and a high level of reliability. In fact, Intel is one of the only storage manufacturers to provide concrete failure rate data to the public.

Head over to our IT/Datacenter section for a look at other Intel SATA SSDs in the Intel DC S3700 800GB Enterprise SSD Review and Intel DC S3500 480GB Enterprise SSD Review.

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