Intel has released its new S3500 series SSDs. These SSDs are intended to be used in data centers and cloud computing. The intention is that they can replace hard drives and move towards a full-SSD based storage architecture.
The SSDs feature a SATA3 interface, are built with 20 nm Intel flash, feature read speeds of up to 500 MB/s, write speeds of up to 450 MB/s, and can have random read performance of up to 75,000 IOPS.
"The Intel SSD DC S3500 Series breaks through barriers - like the need for high throughput/low latency storage with a low total cost of ownership - to deliver the storage solution that meets the needs of the cloud, and its demand for storage, which has exploded in recent years. Intel's data center family of SSDs helps make cloud computing faster and more reliable, enabling more transactions and richer experiences," said Rob Crooke, Intel corporate VP and GM for the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group.
The units will come in capacities ranging from 80 GB to 800 GB, and sizes of 1.8 inches and 2.5 inches. The smallest drive, the 80 GB 1.8" version, will have an MSRP of $115.00, while the biggest model, the 800 GB 2.5" drive, will set firms back $979.00. All of the drives come with a standard five year manufacturer warranty.