Intel Announces S3500 Series Solid State Drives for Data Centers

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devin3627

slc sounds like it'd be better for an operating system and temporary data, well MLC is for personal media for the consumer that won't write/erease enough to wear out the SSD.

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The Mac

SLC has much more write cycles than MLC which is why they are used in enterprise products.

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Gikero

I am used to seeing Intel's SSDs priced a bit higher than most. But, I was really surprised to see the 800GB go for only $979. That seems like a really good deal to me, especially since this is enterprise grade.

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The Mac

its MLC.

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Blackheart-1220

Can something like this be used to install Win7 on a normal gaming PC?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250053

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Gikero

The drive you linked to is a SATA II (3Gb/s). If your gaming PC has SATA III (6Gb/s) ports, you could get even faster transfer rates with a newer SSD that is SATA III.

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Gikero

Oh...I forgot to check.

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Blackheart-1220

I also forgot to mention that I'm looking for reliability over performance.

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The Mac

it doesnt, its the write/erase cycles that degrade the nand gates. Theve just optimized the read algorithms at the expense of the write ones. It probably has some disgustingly high read IOPS.

$979 for 800GB isnt exactly low cost.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

$1.22 / GB aint bad considering it's enterprise class. High quality consumer grade SSDs are only slightly less than that hovering around $1/gb

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The Mac

its not SLC, its MLC, so not enterprise class.

1 gig consumer grade MLCs are now around $699

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Refuge88

Read a real review and you will see it is intended for enterprise use.

Not to bash on MPC, but the reviews on the website lack just about... everything.

But that is what Anand is for, this IS enterprise class.

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The Mac

this is a MLC product, you can call it enterprise class all you like, its still inferrior to true enterprise class SLC.

This product is designed for datacenters where write counts are low, and read counts are high.

it is NOT intented for standard organizational enterprise servers.

for lack of a better word, it is "Datacenter" class.

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Refuge88

I think you are just splitting hairs to refrain from being incorrect.

But either way, atleast this post of yours was accurate.

I still don't really understand how you can cansier a datacenter not in the "enterprise market"

But whatever makes your boat float buddy. :-)

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The Mac

I guess it depends on your deffinition of enterprise.

to me, and enterprise class anything is something that is designed for a busy production environment and heavily hardened for maximum robustness

That is not this product.

I just find their use of enterprise class on this product misleading at best.

It has its niche; data centers. But, you wouldnt want to use this for your apache/CMS/SQL servers.

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John Pombrio

Does "write once, read many" prolong the life of an SSD? I cannot imagine that just reading an SSD would cause wear on the drive.

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