Intel Data Center SSD

Solid State Drives are utilized in a wide range of applications including general purpose computing, gaming, workstations, data center, HPC, AI, storage, and a growing number of verticals. Solidigm’s leadership in continuing to introduce new technologies that include PCIe SSD, high capacity QLC NAND, and unique form factors such as M.2, U.2, and E1 (Ruler) have ensured the expansion of the product category for all resellers.

Solidigm’s family of Solid State Drives are positioned in two categories including Data Center and Client where they offer a range of solutions that are tailored for each market. Solidigm’s product mix of SSDs are designed to deliver performance, reliability, endurance, and capacity to all segments.

Why Solidigm Solid State Drives – Value Proposition

Manufacturing

  • NAND – Own Factories manufacturing Flash since 1986 as well as first to produce PCIe QLC product
  • Controller – Own Silicon for SSD controllers
  • Firmware – Develop own firmware for all Solidigm SSD products

Quality

  • Reliability – High standard across all products
  • Testing – Conducted over 5,000 unique tests on over 1,000 configurations
  • Endurance – 60 DWPD on Optane
  • Validation – Platform alignment and co-validation
  • Warranty – 5 Years

Innovation

  • 3D NAND
  • QLC NAND
  • NVMe/PCIe Transition leadership
  • M.2 and U.2 Form Factor Introduction and transition leadership
  • E1 (Ruler) Standardization and development

Support

  • Tools – SSD DC, TCO, and Endurance Tools
  • Software – RSTe / VROC, SPDK, and CAS (Cache Acceleration Software)

Solidigm Data Center Solid State Drives

Solidigm categorizes their Data Center drives which are designed for performance, endurance, and capacity in three groups which include D3 for legacy drives, D5 for capacity optimized applications, and D7 which are engineered for high-end mixed workloads and higher endurance. Solidigm drives in these series which transferred from Intel will still be sold under the Intel Brand with Intel Logo, Intel Packaging, and Intel Part Numbers. Additionally these drives will continue to be manufactured in the Intel factory to the same Intel specifications to make for a smoother transition as well as to provide for consistency in the product line.

Solidigm D7 Series SSD

Solidigm’s D7 series of Solid State Drives are built specifically to accommodate cloud and data center workloads. Utilizing 144 or 64 layer TLC NAND and PCIe/NVMe interface for greater bandwidth, Solidigm’s D7 series of SSD deliver high performance and greater endurance. Improved QoS is ensured with an intelligent firmware algorithm that helps to keep data reads and writes at an optimum balance to improve storage efficiency enabling data centers to do more per server. Other features include TCG Opal 2.0 and built-in AES-XTX 256 bit encryption which is required by some secure platforms.

Features at-a-Glance P5510 P4610 P4618 P4510 P4511
Capacity 3.84TB, and 7.8TB 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB, 6.4 TB, and 7.68 TB 6.4 TB 1,2,4,8TB,15.6TB 1, 2, 4TB
128k Sequential Read/Write Up to 6500/3400 MB/s Up to 3200/3200 MB/s Up to 6650/5350 MB/s Up to 3200/3000 MB/s Up to 1950/1000 MB/s
Random 4KB R/W: Up to 700K/170K IOPS Up to 654K/220K IOPs Up to 1210K/484.5K IOPs Up to 637,000/139,000 IOPS Up to 295,000/31,000 IOPS
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4 PCIe* 3.1 x4 PCIe* 3.1 x8 PCIe* 3.1 x4 PCIe* 3.1 x4
Form Factor U.2 2.5in x 15mm U.2 2.5in x 15mm HHHL Add-in Card U.2 2.5in x 15mm, E1L 9.5mm and E1L 18mm M.2 22x110mm or E1 S 5.9mm
Media Intel® 3D 144-layer TLC Intel® 3D 64-layer TLC Intel® 3D 64-layer TLC Intel® 3D 64-layer TLC Intel® 3D 64-layer TLC
Endurance Up to 1 DWPD Up to 3 DWPD Up to 3 DWPD Up to 3 DWPD Up to 3 DWPD
Power Up to 18W Up to 15 Watt Up to 29 Watt Up to 16 watt Up to 7.6 Watt
Warranty 5-year limited warranty 5-year limited warranty 5-year limited warranty 5-year limited warranty 5-year limited warranty

Note – U.2 is ideal for serviceability supporting hot-plug capability
Note – DWPD = Drive Writes Per Day

Solidigm D5 Series SSD

The Solidigm D5 series of SSDs deliver large, affordable, and reliable storage to the warm data tier. As the first PCIe SSD to utilize Intel QLC NAND, the D5 series are optimized for mixed storage workloads found in the data center. The D5 also is home to the revolutionary P5316 which continues the expansion of the E.1L (Ruler) form factor as well as incorporates Intel 144 Layer 3D QLC NAND to increase storage capacity to 30.72TB.

Features at-a-Glance P5316 P4320 P4326 P4420
Capacity 15.36TB and 30.72TB 7.68 TB 15.36TB 7.68 TB
128k Sequential Read/Write Up to 7000/3200 MB/s Up to 3200/1000 MB/s Up to 3200/1600 MB/s Up to 3200/1000 MB/s
Random 4KB R/W: Up to 800K IOPS (Read) Up to 427K/36K IOPs Up to 580K/11K IOPs Up to 427K/36K IOPS
Interface PCIe 4.0 x 4 PCIe* 3.1 x4  PCIe* 3.1 x4 PCIe* 3.1 x4
Form Factor U.2 2.5in x 15mm and E.1L (Ruler) U.2 2.5in x 15mm U.2 2.5in x 15mm and E.1L (Ruler) U.2 2.5in x 15mm
Media Intel 144 Layer QLC 3D NAND Intel® 3D 64-Layer QLC Intel® 3D 64-Layer QLC Intel® 3D 64-Layer QLC
Endurance Up to 104.55 PBW Up to 2.8 PBW Up to 5 PBW Up to 5.6 PBW
Power Up to 25 Watt Up to 15 Watt Up to 20 Watt Up to 15 watt
Warranty 5-year limited warranty 5-year limited warranty 5-year limited warranty 5-year limited warranty

Note – (U.2 is ideal for serviceability supporting hot-plug capability)

Solidigm D3 Series SSD

The Solidigm D3 Series SSD are built for compatibility in legacy infrastructures by minimizing the cost associated with modernizing a data center. Available in a range of capacities and in a standard 2.5” as well as M.2 22×80 form factors consuming 6x lower power and cooling, these SATA 3.0 based SSDs can store up to 3.2x more data in the same space as comparable HDDs.

Features at-a-Glance S4620 S4610 S4520 S4510
Capacity 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB and 3.84TB 960GB, 3.84TB 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, 1.9TB, 3.84TB 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, 1.9TB, 3.84TB
128k Sequential Read/Write Up to 550/510 MB/s Up to 560/510 MB/s Up to 550/510 MB/s Up to 560/510 MB/s
Random 4KB R/W: Up to 91K/60K IOPs Up to 96K/42K IOPs Up to 86K/30K IOPs Up to 97K/32K IOPs
Interface SATA 3.0 SATA 3.0 SATA 3.0 SATA 3.0
Form Factor 2.5 in x 7mm 2.5 in x 7mm 2.5 in x 7mm or M.2 22x80MM 2.5 in x 7mm
Media Intel 144 Layer TLC NAND Intel 3D TLC Intel 144 Layer TLC NAND Intel 3D TLC
Endurance Up to 35.1 PWB  Up to 22 PBW Up to 36.5PBW Up to 13.1 PBW
Power Up to 3.9Watt Up to 3.7 Watt Up to 4.3 Watt Up to 3.6 Watt
Warranty 5-year limited warranty 5-year limited warranty  5-year limited warranty 5-year limited warranty