Intel released its new data center SSD

ssdSpeaking of the death of the HDD, Intel released its new DC P3100 data center SSD series with 3D TLC NAND, which sets the benchmark for the lowest sequential performance on the market. The DC P3100 has slower sequential speed than most HDDs (and even some USB sticks). However, Intel didn’t design the little SSDs for sequential workloads, so the low performance hardly matters, and the specifications don’t list the burst write speed, which is a more important metric for light-use SSDs.

In either case, the DC P3100 is the first of a spate of cheap SSDs designed to replace the retiring performance-oriented HDDs, so we expect larger versions to come along and assault the last vestiges of the 2.5″ HDD market

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