Intel recently sent over a pair of its SSD DC S3700 drives at 200 and 800 GB. Our esteemed storage expert, Drew Riley, just put the finishing touches on his in-depth evaluation, which includes comprehensive consistency analysis, lots of performance detail, and our exclusive look at enterprise video streaming.
How do the drives do? Well, they're very fast, owning to Intel's first 6 Gb/s storage controller. But perhaps more important, they do a fantastic job of delivering a steady experience. Drew observed high power consumption, but the new drives do effectively drive down the price per gigabyte of capacity using high-endurance MLC flash memory.
As you'll see in the upcoming piece, the SSD DC S3700s rectify the value caveats we mentioned in Intel SSD 710 Tested: MLC NAND Flash Hits The Enterprise.