Intel introduces new DC S3700 SSD for data centers


Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has taken the wraps off its latest SSD DC S3700 solid-state drive, which offers improved performance and power efficiency over the Intel SSD 710 series that was unveiled in September last year. Like the SSD 710 series, the DC S3700 uses MLC NAND, and also incorporates Intel high endurance technology that the company says provides 10 full drive rewrites each day over a projected five year period.

It takes performance up to the next level, offering up to 75,000 IOPS random read performance and 36,000 IOPS write performance, which is twice as fast as the SSD 710 series in read, and 15 times faster in write speed. A 6Gb/s SATA interface enables the DC S3700 to deliver 500MB/s read and 460MB/s write, according to figures provided by Intel.

The DC 3700 series is power efficient too, with a typical active power consumption of 6W and idle power consumption of just 650mW. The drives are available in capacities of 100GB, 200GB, 400GB and 800GB in 2.5-inch form factors; and 200GB and 400GB for slimmer 1.8-inch models.

The recommended channel pricing at a volume of 1,000 units start at $235 for the 2.5-inch 100GB SSD to $1,880 for the 800GB one. The 1.8-inch models are priced at $25 more than the 2.5-inch models. The DC S3700 SSDs are expected to be available by the end of the year.

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