There are no moving parts to solid state drives (SSDs). By contrast, hard disk drives (HDD) use a mechanical arm to move around and read information from a spinning platter. In addition, SSDs use non-volatile memory which simply means that when the memory is turned off it won’t “forget” what was stored.
So, if you want storage that leads the pack for performance, stability, and efficiency, a solid state drive (SSD) should be your pick.
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Avoid downtime with Intel’s relentlessly reliable performance. Intel tested thousands of SSDs over more than a million power cycles to ensure that every drive offers consistent, uninterrupted performance.1
For seamless performance and enhanced capabilities, pair Intel SSDs with Intel CPUs, chipsets, firmware, software, and drivers. You’ll get a system that works even better together.
Intel’s 1000+ researchers lead the industry in developing new memory technology breakthroughs, including creating the first commercial solid state drive, and now, building the world’s fastest SSD today. Discover the story behind Intel’s two latest disruptive technologies, 3D NAND and 3D XPoint™ memory.
Imagine being able to access your data faster than ever before. Thanks to the latest breakthroughs in memory technology—Non-Volatile Memory Express* specification (NVMe*) and Peripheral Component Interconnect Express* (PCIe*)— SSDs can access data much faster than using SATA.2 And the soon-to-launch Intel® Optane® solid state drives feature breakthrough 3D XPoint™ technology that enables blazing-fast speeds, lower prices and enhanced endurance. Get ready to take advantage of these new advances by upgrading to PCIe technology now.
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Performance degradation for PCIe family. Source–Intel Corp. Data collected on Intel® SSD for Data Center for PCIe family on a standard endurance offering. Performance data collected on cycled drives using short stroke approach adhering to JESD218 method. Data collected on Intel® SSD for Data Center for SATA family on a standard endurance offering. Configuration–Windows* 2012 Server, DDR4-32GB, Xeon DP Haswell-EP E5-2699 v3 LGA2011 2.3GHz 45MG 145 W 18 core, G60T0045 firmware. Workload flow Sequence–Prefill seqWR, SeqWR highest QD BS -> lowest, SeqRD highest QD BS ->lowest, RND WR highest QD BS ->70WRhighest QD BS->30WR highest QD BS -> RND RD highest QD BS.
Technology claims are based on comparisons of latency, density, and write-cycling metrics amongst memory technologies recorded on published specifications of in-market memory products against internal Intel® specifications.