Intel’s PCI-E 910-Series SSD with 400GB and 800GB Storage Capacity

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Historically, Intel stuck to Serial ATA based SSDs but now they are concentrating more on PCI-Express SSD. Today, they are no new name in the market of enterprise-grade Solid State Drives (SSDs). The maximum SSDs that you might have seen in the market must have been around 250GB however, Intel has made a breakthrough. It has now brought the PCI-E 910-Series SSDs with 400GB and 800GB storage capacities.

Intel's PCI-E 910-Series SSD

The 910 Series is built on a half-length, half-height PCI Express x8 card. Although the card fits into a single slot, it is capable of packing multiple circuit boards. The Intel SSD 910 consists of multiple logical SSDs. This series comes with two different capacities- “400GB” and” 800GB”. Some tit bits of these two capacities are given below:

Points 400GB 800GB
NAND controllers 2 4
Max sequential Read 1GB/s 2GB/s
Max sequential Write 0.75GB/s 1GB/s
Lifetime edurance 7 petabytes 14 petabytes
Max random Read 90k IOps 180k IOps
Max random Write 38k IOps 75k IOps
Warranty 5 years 5 years
Weight 125 gram 190 gram

Intel's PCI-E 910-Series SSD

Pros

  • Sequential read and write speed is excellent.
  • More power efficient and faster than hard drives.
  • By using its firmware, it reduces data errors.
  • Data throughput can be improved.

Cons

  • It is much more expensive.
  • Storage capacity is low.

Intel's PCI-E 910-Series SSD

Intel’s PCI-E 910-Series SSD Tech Specs

Compatibility

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1/SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, 5.6, 6.1

SCSI Command Set Support

Compliant with PCI Express 2

Power Management

  • Power-Loss Data Protection enhanced
  • 12 V and 3.3 V Supply Rail

Temperature Monitoring and Logging

Temperature

  • Operating: 0 to 55 degree Celsius with 200 Linear Feet per Minute airflow.
  • Non-Operating:  For Shipping -55 to ~ 95 degree Celsius, for Storage -10 to ~70 degree Celsius and for Post-life retention 40 degree Celsius for 3 months
Power

  • Active:  Maximum 25 Watt
  • Idle:  Near about 8 Watt

SCSI Mode Page Support

Components
  • Multi Level Cell (MLC), High Endurance Technology (HET)
  • 25nm NAND Flash Memory of Intel
Certifications and Declarations

  • BSMI
  • UL
  • C-Tick
  • CE
  • WEEE
  • KCC
  • VCCI
Reliability

  • UBER (unrecoverable bit error rate) is 1 sector /10^16 bits read

Product Ecological Compliance

  • RoHS

Shock

  • 50G (trapezoidal), change of velocity 170 in/s

Bandwidth Performance

  • Sustained sequential read: Maximum 2 GB/s
  • Sustained sequential write: Maximum 1 GB/s

Intel PCI-E 910-Series SSD Price

The price of Intel’s PCI-E 910-Series SSD for 400 GB capacity is $1,929 and for 800 GB it is $3859.

Useful Links

For more details click the official Intel website.

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