The Intel SSD 710 Series delivers leading performance for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA)-based computers in three capacities: 100 GB, 200 GB, and 300 GB. By combining 25nm Intel NAND Flash Memory technology with SATA 3Gb/s interface support, the Intel SSD 710 Series delivers sequential read speeds of up to 270 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 210 MB/s.
The Intel SSD 710 Series also includes High Endurance Technology (HET), which combines NAND silicon enhancements and SSD NAND management techniques to extend the write endurance of an SSD, leading to lifetime endurance levels of up to 1.5 PB (3.0 PB with 20% over-provisioning) on the 300 GB SSD. The industry-standard 2.5-inch form factor enables interchangeability with existing hard disk drives (HDDs) and native SATA HDD drop-in replacement with the enhanced performance, reliability, ruggedness, and power savings offered by an SSD.
Boost your data center application performance and user productivity, increase data protection—even during power loss—all while reducing system downtime with the Intel Solid-State Drive 710 Series.
SSD faster than any spindle speed HD...
Pros: Picked up one of these as a primary OS drive on Win7 64-bit. Granted, the amount of RAM in your setup matters, but this thing is blazing fast!!! It was odd after the OS install, not hearing the "clicks", as with conventional HDs...but that is a good thing. Boot time is fast, and application installs are nearly instantaneous!
Cons: None so far, enable AHCI in bios prior to Win7 install, and Trim should take care of the rest.
Other Thoughts: First use of SSD, and will never go back. Currently only using SSD on primary OS drive. Perhaps as this technology develops, it will be cheaper to go full SSD, even for storage!
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Pros: Very good ssd. Seeing a consistent 200MB/s read and write throughput at roughly 7,000 io/s on 64k blocks.
Cons: Price is still 4x what an high endurance MLC drive is.
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Pros: Excellent high write capacity SSD. In full MySQL production for 1 week now with absolutely zero issues.
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Excellent Performance and Endurance
Pros: Very fast: 160Mbytes/s+ bulk read and write; 4k+ small block writes/s. 500Tb+ written rated endurance.
Cons: Would be nice if the price were lower. If you need huge storage space (Tb) then these drives are not for you (unless you have infinite budget).
Other Thoughts: I bought one of these drives the week after they were available and installed it in a test server that has an Opteron 6128 and 64G memory. With the SSD the entire system fits nicely into a 14" deep 1U case and draws between 90 and 140W depending on workload. Performance is excellent : it would take a string of 15K SAS drives with a BBU/WBC controller to achieve similar performance to this tiny drive. We're planning to switch over our production servers to these SSDs once testing is complete.
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“Very fast: 160Mbytes/s+ bulk read and write; 4k+ small block writes/s. 500Tb+ written rated endurance.”— dboreham 10/3/2011
“Very good ssd. Seeing a consistent 200MB/s read and write throughput at roughly 7,000 io/s on 64k blocks.— 8/16/2012