Intel® SSDs – A reliable SSD solution provider to meet and exceed tomorrows challenges

If the latest market research and trend analysis from Cisco in the field visual networking turns into reality, then we are bound to experience a substantial increase in data creation by 2020. According to Cisco's latest research a city of one million will generate 200 million gigabytes of data per day by 2020. Furthermore, approximately 600ZB of data will be generated by 2020 with 10 percent (60ZB) representing useful data that will be stored on a permanent basis. Consequently, the need for storage and memory solution providers, such as Intel®, that can deliver drive reliability, uncompromised data integrity and consistent performance where it matters will be even more important in the future than ever before.

What Makes a Smart City?

Multiple Applications Create Big Data

Connected Plane

40TB per day

Connected Factory

1PB per day

Public Safety

50PB per day

Weather Sensors

10MB per day

Intelligent Building

275GB per day

Smart Hospital

5TB per day

Smart Car

70GB per day

Smart Grid

5GB per day

Intel®: Pioneering and leading the way in the flash technology market

From a manufacturing point of view the existing flash cells have reached their maximum shrinking potential. A flash cell size that initially started out with a size of 350nm in 1997 has in recent years evolved to a cell size of 12nm. On the one hand the shrinking process enabled manufacturers to produce more flash cells on a single wafer, which arguably led to lower prices for flash and enabled manufacturers to produce chips with higher capacities. However, the shrinking process also brought along several technical limitations to manufacturers. With the shrinking of the flash cells the number of electrons becomes substantially less. This in turn leads to a radically lower count of electrons, which has to be compensated by creating more sophisticated firmware and technology to sustain the reliability, endurance and data retention of the final Solid State Drive (SSD) product. Intel's solution to the limitations of shrinking: Layering the cells on top of each other!

Intel® Optane™ with 3D-XPoint Technology – Breakthrough in flash technology

3D-XPoint Flash Technology

Intel’s latest innovation is the 3D-XPoint Flash technology, which is a breakthrough that creates a new class of memory that greatly reduces the cost, performance and power trade-offs that most system builders make when they design storage and memory solutions. 3D-XPoint is a unique constellation of advanced materials with a cross point structure that resembles a three dimensional chess board and does not include a single transistor. 3D-XPoint functions as a cache system for your primary storage drive, storing necessary data, similarly to RAM, but holding on to the data between restarts. The booting of programmes and software is as fast as a DRAM while at the same time having the feature of saving data permanently like a SSD and HDD.

In essence, 3D-XPoint offers the best of both technologies: Permanent storage (non-volatile memory) and fast working memory (volatile memory).

 

 

 

Transitioning from 2D to 3D NAND TLC 64-Layer

3D NAND 64-Layer Technology

Intel® is the first company to market the new 3D NAND 64-Layer technology. The technology behind this is just as it sounds – 64 layers of storage stacked on top of each other. Intel’s 3D NAND uses a ‘floating gate’ architecture, which is manufactured on a high-volume process. This architecture is capable of the best areal density and provides room for scalability in the future. It works by using a smaller cell size and placing control logic under the memory array. The structure consists of multiple layers of flash cells while being able to store three bits per cell. Just like a skyscraper can shelter more people in comparison to a single story house, so too can a 3D-NAND flash cell store more data than a 2D flash cell.  By having better areal density, Intel® can scale to larger capacities by delivering more gigabytes per wafer. As a result of this innovative technology Intel® can produce SSD drives that go all the way up to 64TB. The price to performance ratio is the key advantage of the technology while at the same time delivering consistently more performance, using less power, and offering more reliability over time.  Overall, a cost effective and technological upgrade that does everything right. 

 

 

 

Scale to bigger capacities
  • Up to 11% higher areal density on the flash cell itself in comparison to other flash manufacturers
  • More GB per wafer
Outstanding data integrity
  • Reduction in Raw Bit Error Rate (RBER)
  • Improved data retention
  • Improved data cycling
  • Improved SSD endurance values 
Unprecedented performance
  • Faster read and write performance
  • Reduced drive latency
  • Outstanding and consistent queue depth values right from the start
  • Improved power saving efficiency

 

Data Center SSDs

DC S4500 and S4600 - packed with deep feature sets and Intel’s newest 3D NAND SSD

The S4500 and S4600 – the newest member of the 2nd Generation Intel® 3D NAND SSD family – are a storage inspired SATA SSD optimized for read-intensive workloads. Featured with a new Intel®-developed SATA controller, innovative SATA firmware, and the industry’s highest density 3D NAND, the Intel® SSD DC S4500 and DC S4600 Series will enable data centers to optimize legacy infrastructures and help your business to reduce costs, increase server efficiency, and improve data reliability.

For years, Intel® has been a leader in providing trusted data center SSDs that maximize data continuity in enterprise and cloud data centers. That reputation continues with the Intel® SSD DC S4500 Series with key capabilities that help ensure more uptime:

  • Consistently delivers durable performance to optimize service level continuity
  • End-to-end data protection that helps to keep data safe – even in the event of a power loss
  • Up to 3.2x lower annualized failure rates (AFR) in comparison to HDDs, which lead to fewer drive replacements
  • Innovative firmware that completes updates without server reset and reduces the amount of downtime
  • Simplified configurations reduce risk of component failure and streamline maintenance
Key Benefits and Features
  • New Intel® SATA controller in the S4600 delivers up to 30% faster mixed workloads, increasing service delivery and efficiency
  • Reduced power demand and cooling requirements by up to 3.2x, lowering operational costs that scale across the data center
  • A variety of capacities, from 240GB up to 4TB, in a standard 2.5-inch form factor that enable data centers to significantly increase data stored per rack unit and improve server agility substantially (IOPS/TB) when replaced with HDDs
  • An Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) of up to 3.2x lower in comparison to HDDs
  • Industry-leading memory media: 2nd Gen Intel® 3D NAND SSD family, featuring TLC 3D NAND
  • Enhanced power loss and data protection
  • AES 256 bit hardware encryption
  • Temperature Monitoring and Logging
  • End-to-end data protection 
 

Series

DC S4500

DC S4600

 
 

Interface

SATA 3.0 6Gb/s

SATA 3.0 6Gb/s

 
 

Technology

3D NAND TLC

3D NAND TLC

 
 

Form Factor

2.5" x 7mm

2.5" x 7mm

 
 

Capacity

240GB

240GB

 
 

 

480GB

480GB

 
 

 

960GB

960GB

 
   

1.92TB

1.92TB

 
   

3.84TB

3.84TB*

 
   

7.68TB*

   
 

Sequential Read (in MB/s)

up to 500

up to 500

 
 

Sequential Write (in MB/s)

up to 470

up to 480

 
 

Random Read (in IOPS)

up to 72k

up to 72k

 
 

Random Write (in IOPS)

up to 33k

up to 65k

 
 

Endurance

up to 7.64 PBW

up to 10.84 PBW

 
 

Warranty

5 years

5 years

 
 

Operating Temperature Range

0°-70°C

0°-70°C

 

*Not available yet

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Consumer SSDs

Intel® 545s – the right choice for new PCs or hard disk drive replacements

The Intel® 545s consumer SSD is the first product in the market which features the newest 64-Layer 3D NAND TLC flash technology. The new 64-Layer 3D NAND technology enables the production of higher capacities while at the same time reduce the price per GB dramatically. This makes the 545s a cost-effective and reliable replacement for traditional HDDs. Get reliable storage with the new Intel® SSD 545s, delivering uncompromising value and performance. With performance noticeably faster than a hard disk drive (HDD), you will get quicker boot and faster application load times.

 

 

Product Spotlight /Benefits
  • Boost PC performance by replacing your HDD with an Intel® SSD 545s
  • Reliable Quality - Every Intel® SSD is subject to rigorous testing standards above and beyond the standard quality requirements
  • Easy Upgrade or Install - With Intel® Data Migration Software, you can conveniently copy data form your old drive to a new SSD
  • Industry leading innovation - the 545s features 64-Layer 3D NAND technology
  • Intel® quality and reliability - backed by 5 years warranty
Features
  • AES-256b encryption
  • End-to-end data protection
  • Intel® Smart Response Technology
  • Intel® Rapid Start Technology

Technical Data

The Intel® client SSD 545s has an integrated 64-Layer 3D TLC flash, a SATA 3.0 interface and is currently available in the form factor 2.5" and a capacity of 512GB. In the near future, Intel® is planning to release an additional form factor (M.2) for the 545s as well as capacities from 128GB up to 2TB.

The documented figures in the table represent Intel's obtained test results from the JESD218, which were performed in accordance to the rules and a client workload.

 

Series

Intel® SSD 545s

 
 

Interface

SATA 3.0 6Gb/s

 
 

Technology

3D NAND TLC 64-Layer

 
 

Form factor

2.5" x 7mm

 
 

Capacity

512GB

 
 

Sequential Read (in MB/s)

Up to 550

 
 

Sequential Write (in MB/s)

Up to 500

 
 

Random Read (in IOPS)

Up to 75k

 
 

Random Write (in IOPS)

Up to 85k

 
 

Warranty

5 years

 
 

Temperature Range

0°-70°C

 
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Embedded SSDs

Intel® SSD E 7000s – a reliable solution for your embedded application

The Intel® SSD E 7000s Series delivers great performance and Quality of Service combined with high reliability for computers with SATA interface capabilities. By combining Intel's 3D MLC NAND Flash Memory technology with SATA 3.0 interface support, the Intel® SSD E 7000s Series delivers outstanding performance values: 

 

Series

E7000s

   
 

Interface

SATA 3.0 6Gb/s

   
 

Technology

3D NAND MLC

   
 

Form Factor

2.5"x7mm

M.2 80mm

 
 

Capacity

150GB

150GB

 
   

240GB

240GB

 
   

480GB

480GB

 
   

960GB

960GB

 
 

Sequential Read (in MB/s)

Up to 450

Up to 450

 
 

Sequential Write (in MB/s)

Up to 380

Up to 380

 
 

Random Read (in IOPS)

Up to 67k

Up to 67k

 
 

Random Write (in IOPS)

Up to 16k

Up to 16k

 
 

Endurance

Up to 1750TBW

Up to 1750TBW

 
 

Warranty

5 years

5 years

 
 

Temperature Range

0°-70°C

0°-70°C

 

The industry-standard 2.5 inch form factor enables interchangeability with existing HDDs and native SATA HDD drop-in replacement with the enhanced performance, reliability, ruggedness, and power savings offered by an Intel® SSD.

Use cases

The Intel® SSD E7000s is designed for the embedded usage segment and is an ideal SSD solution for Embedded Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Among others the E7000s can be used in:

  • ATMs
  • Digital Signage
  • POS
  • Kiosk
  • Vending machines
  • and many more...
Product Spotlight / Benefits
  • Reliability - the Intel® SSD E 7000s meets or exceeds SSD endurance and data retention requirements as specified in the JESD218 standard.
  • Performance - High I/O and throughput performance as well as consistent I/O latency
  • Warranty and Guarantee - Up to 5 years of limited warranty and <5% performance degradation over product life
Features
  • Proven end-to-end data protection
  • Thermal throttling
  • Temperature sensor
  • Inrush current management
  • Low power support
  • Power Loss Protection (PLI)- Tested and Proven power-loss data protection with self-test
  • Temperature monitor and logging
  • AES-256 encryption
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E5100s – an all-in-one solution for industrial and embedded clients

Intel® is planning to release the SSD E 5100 Series - an embedded series that offers an all-in-one solution for industrial and embedded clients. The E 5100 features the newest 64-Layer 3D NAND TLC Technology, which enables companies to scale for larger capacities while at the same time saving total cost of ownership, due to the low price per GB. Moreover, the customer can benefit from Intel's embedded series product availability and warranty. Product availability for embedded products is three years from when the product is available until the products last ships, which allows customers to scale, plan and fulfil their projects with Intel's embedded solution for an extended time-period. In addition, Intel® offers up to 5 years of warranty as well as continuous technical and customer support, making the Intel® SSD E 5100 Series a great solution for any embedded application.

Use cases

The Intel® SSD E 5100s is designed for the embedded usage segment and is an ideal SSD solution for Embedded Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Among others the E 5100s can be used in:

  • ATMs
  • digital signage
  • POS
  • kiosk
  • vending machines
  • and many more...
Features
  • The efficiency of the Intel® SSD E 5100s leads to a quicker transition of the system into idle mode, which can result in significant power saving.
  • Security - the Intel® SSD E 5100s supports AES-256 bit encryption, is eDrive compatible and features OPAL v2.0
  • The E 5100s comes with the "Extended Management Toolset - Intel® vPro SCS integration", which allows for convenient and simple on- and off-site maintenance of multiple systems

Technical Data

The Intel® SSD E 5100s features a 64-Layer 3D TLC flash, a SATA 3.0 interface will be available in the form factor 2.5 inch and M.2. Capacities for the E 5100s are expected to range from 64GB to 256GB for the 2.5 inch and M.2 form factor respectively.

The documented figures in the table represent Intel's obtained test results from the JESD218, which were performed in accordance to the rules and a client workload.

 

Series

Intel® SSD 5100s

   
 

Interface

SATA 3.0 6Gb/s

   
 

Technology

3D NAND TLC 64-Layer

   
 

Form factor

M.2 80mm

2.5" x 7mm

 
 

Capacity

64GB

64GB

 
   

128GB

128GB

 
   

256GB

256GB

 
 

Sequential Read (in MB/s)

Up to 560

Up to 560

 
 

Sequential Write (in MB/s)

Up to 500

Up to 500

 
 

Random Read (in IOPS)

Up to 75k

Up to 75k

 
 

Random Write (in IOPS)

Up to 90k

Up to 90k

 
 

Warranty

5 years

5 years

 
 

Temperature Range

0°-70°C

0°-70°C

 
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Intel® Optane™ Memory

Intelligent System Accelerator

Intel® Optane™ memory is a smart and adaptable system accelerator that adjusts to your computing tasks making everything you do faster, smoother, easier. It's intelligent software automatically learns your computing behaviors to accelerate frequent tasks and customize your computer experience.

  • 5x faster launching of the web browser
  • 67% faster launching of computer games
  • 5.8x faster launching of emails
  • Up to 65% of improvement in the loading speed in games

Instant Response

Intel® Optane™ Memory delivers great responsiveness for your PC so you can start up quickly, search and find files up to 4x faster and save large files with virtually no lag.

Accelerated High-Capacity Storage

A high-capacity storage device, such as a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) coupled with Intel® Optane™ memory offers the best of both worlds: high speed acceleration and affordable, large storage capacity. Consequently, Intel® Optane™ Memory coupled with a HDD can result to similar or even better performance results in comparison to a Solid State Drive (SSD):

  • 28% faster overall system performance
  • 14x increased system performance for hard drive access
  • 2x improvement in everyday task responsiveness

Intel® Optane™ Memory with 3D-XPoint flash technology – the first all-new class of memory. Intel® Optane™ memory with 3D-XPoint creates a bridge between the DRAM and storage to deliver an intelligent, amazingly responsive computing experience. Intel® Optane™ Memory uses the latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology developed for 7th Generation Intel® Core Processor based platforms. The Intel® Optane™ Memory module is architected with the high performance controller interface – Non Volatile Memory Express * (NVMe*) – delivering outstanding performance, low latency and quality of service.

 

 

Features
  • PCIe 3.0x2 with NVMe interface
  • Uses Intel's revolutionary new storage technology - 3D XPoint memory media
  • Ultra-low latency; expectional responsiveness
  • Performance saturation at queue depth of 4 and lower
  • Very high endurance capabilities
  • Low power L 1.2 support
  • New form factor support
  • 5 year limited warranty

Technical Data

Intel® Optane™ Memory with the innovative 3D-XPoint flash technology is offered in the form factor M.2 2280mm, a PCIe NVMe 3.0 x2 interface and available capacities of 16GB, 32GB and soon to be released 64GB.

The documented figures in the table represent Intel's obtained test results from the JESD218 test procedure, which were performed in accordance to the rules and regulations. The read and write values represent the performance result in a client workload state.

 

Series

Intel® Optane™ Memory

 
 

Interface

PCIe NVMe 3.0 x2

 
 

Technology

3D-XPoint

 
 

Form Factor

M.2 80mm

 
 

Capacity

16GB

 
   

32GB

 
   

64GB*

 
 

Sequential Read (in MB/s)

up to 1350

 
 

Sequential Write (in MB/s)

up to 290

 
 

Random Read (in IOPS)

up to 240k

 
 

Random Write (in IOPS)

up to 65k

 
 

Endurance

up to 182.5TB

 
 

Warranty

5 years

 
 

Temperature Range

0°-70°C

 
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