Intel Announces First 3D NAND SSDs Optimized For Cloud and Enterprise

 Grazed from SSDReview.  Author: Scot Strong.

Intel Corporation is announcing their first dual-port PCI Express (PCIe) SSDs that utilize the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol.  The dual-port design of the new Intel SSD DC D3700 and D3600 series provides failover and redundancy, which are critical in safeguarding against data loss.  Systems utilizing the D3700 can realize up to a 6 X performance increase as compared to current dual-port SAS offerings.
 
Also being announced are the Intel SSD DC P3320 and P3520 series, which are the first Intel SSDs built on the industry’s highest-density 3D NAND.  The DC P3320 series are optimized for more cost-effective performance, and are geared toward read-intensive usage scenarios common to cloud and data analytics. The DC P3320 features a PCIe Gen 3×4 interface to provide low latency and fast data access, to the tune of up to 5 X faster performance and up to 3.2 X faster sequential reads as compared to mainstream SATA SSDs...

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