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Intel Corporation introduced today the Intel® Solid-State Drive 910
SSD 910 Series), a super high-performing SSD to address rigorous
data center storage demands driven by cloud computing, virtualization
and online transactions.
The Intel SSD 910 Series delivers accelerated storage performance,
endurance and reliability critical to today’s data center performance
applications. It includes Intel High Endurance Technology and optimized
multi-level cell (MLC) 25-nanometer NAND flash memory, that allows up to
10 full drive writes a day for 5 years, or a 30x endurance improvement*
over its standard MLC-based flash products, for a cost-effective storage
The Intel SSD 910 is PCIe-based and offers an easy-to-install, seamless
post-deployment server storage upgrade that requires no changes to
existing server design. It can be used in storage tiering and caching of
hot files for high-performance processing and access to mission-critical
data. One Intel 910 SSD can replace multiple 15K rpm hard disk drives
(HDDs) to not only save on space and power consumption, but also improve
sequential performance and storage scalability and reduce latencies. It
is built using an Intel controller and Intel SSD management firmware.
The firmware is optimized for less wear and includes NAND error
reduction and system error management.
“The Intel SSD 910 Series is a complete solution that delivers on all
fronts: high performance, endurance and reliability, making it ideal for
replacing I/O-intensive HDDs,” said Roger Peene, director of data center
SSD marketing for the Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. “As a
leader in SSD technology, data center IT professionals can have
confidence in a tier-one, easy-to-install SSD solution backed by Intel
quality, reliability and technical support.”
“Supermicro works closely with leading technology companies so we can
offer our customers Data Center Optimized (DCO) server solutions with
the highest performance and highest efficiency,” said Tau Leng, general
manager of High Performance Computing at Super Micro Computer Inc. “With
the Intel SSD 910, server systems can achieve higher levels of CPU
utilization to take advantage of increased processing power from
advanced products like the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Series. This
is yet another example of working with Intel to test and qualify
products, so we can lower our customers’ total cost of ownership and
reduce their time-to-market.”
The Intel SSD 910 Series expands Intel’s offerings for data center
applications with its first entry in the 900 family of its
highest-performing, PCIe-based SSDs. The Intel SSD 900 Family joins
Intel’s other high-volume SSD solutions for the data center including
the Intel 700 SSD Family of SATA-based SSDs with High Endurance
Technology and the Intel SSD 300 Family of SATA SSDs for a broad range
of server and storage applications.
Performance measures of the Intel SSD 910 Series 800GB drive include 2
gigabytes-per-second (GB/s) sustained sequential reads and 1GB/s
sequential writes; up to 180,000 4K random read Input-Output Operations
Per Second (IOPS) and 75,000 4K random write IOPS. It comes in 400GB and
800GB capacities. Samples are now available for data center customers to
begin quality and validation cycles. General production availability is
scheduled for mid-2012.
Pricing for the Intel SSD 910 Series is $1,929 for the 400GB capacity
and $3,859 for 800GB. It comes with a 5-year limited warranty. See full
warranty details at: www.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/CS-029645.htm.
To download the multimedia press kit go to www.intel.com/newsroom/ssd.
For more information on Intel SSDs go to www.intel.com/go/ssd
or follow Intel SSDs on Twitter (@intelssd),
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*Based on 8K random writes and comparing Intel HET SSD solutions to SSD
solutions based on standard Intel MLC NAND flash memory.
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