Since its introduction in the market the first SSD drives have passed a lot of time. Expensive at first, they have come a long way of evolution, for which not only increased their volume, increased reliability and speed, but also significantly reduced price that allows you to mount drives not only in data centers, and home PCs are not of the highest level.
Due to above mentioned changes, users of cloud services of different levels receive a substantial increase in performance, thanks to the displacement of traditional SSD disk drives. Recently I held a regular announcement of inexpensive SSD solutions from Intel company – Intel DC P3100. The novelty is characterized by the following features – form factor M.2, NVMe access protocol, the type of memory chips – Intel 3D TLC NAND. The manufacturer is positioning its new stores, as a solution for low-cost cloud services, storage and hosting services. Write speed of new products by SSD standards, not the highest, while the reading rates all more or less well. Therefore, these discs are best installed in systems-oriented data read requests.
According to Intel’s official site, the family drives Intel DC P3100 will feature four models – 128 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB, respectively. Connection interface – PCI Ex 3.0 x4. Volume – not the only difference between the models Intel DC P3100, they also differ in the speed of read and write operations in IOPS (junior model boasts speed 27000/2200 IOPS for read / write against 114 000/9000 IOPS for the older, respectively). Disks are encrypted using the AES-256 algorithm.
Like almost all SSD drives, Intel DC P3100 Series device does not require passive cooling on the chips, since the average power consumption of such disks is about 5.5 watts. The manufacturer guarantees the stable operation of the device within five years, assuming that the resource of the smallest drive will be 72 terabytes, and older – 580 TB.