Intel Announces Enterprise PCIe-Based SSDs with NVM Express Technology
Intel has just announced three new series of PCI-based enterprise-level SSDs. They also feature NVM Express (NVMe) technology that is touted to reduce latencies and boost system performance.
The top-range Intel Solid State Drive Data Center P3700 series is suited for enterprise workloads with write-intensive applications. The middle of the range P3600 family is ideal for mixed workloads, and the P3500 series is meant for read-heavy applications. The drives are available in both 2.5-inch and PCIe add-in card formats, with capacities from 400GB to 2TB. According to Intel, due to the coupling of PCIe and NVMe technologies, these new SSDs are supposedly capable of delivering up to six times the throughput of SATA SSDs, and with low latencies. Information on these drives were first leaked in December last year, and for more product details and pricing information, do head over to Intel's site here.