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    Meeting the needs of the All-Flash Data Storage Systems – the Intel® D7-P5510 SSDs Review

    The Intel® D7-P5510 SSD was reviewed by the Open-E Quality Assurance Team as a data disk for all-flash storage solutions (both Single-Node and Cluster configurations). During the evaluation, it was shown to perform extremely well in a variety of tests including random and sequential reads as well as writes. It also underwent functional testing for system stability, Open-E JovianDSS system compatibility, drive failure simulations, and disk activity and health monitoring. 

    Read the Open-E Certified Hardware Components Report of Intel® D7-P5510

    Using the Intel® D7-P5510 as a Data Disk in All-Flash Storage

    So why does the Intel® D7-P5510 make for a good data disk in all-flash solutions? There are several reasons for this. For one, as a performance-optimized SSD, it has high read and write operation speed in all random, sequential, and mixed operations when compared to its predecessor, the Intel® P4510. This allows it to excel in the role as having these performance indicators on a high level is essential for data disk usability, especially in the all-flash data storage setups. 

    The Intel® D7-P5510 is also capable of working at and maintaining a low level of latency across the board; which is another factor that has to be considered when determining what kind of disks an organization should purchase for their all-flash storage solutions. 

    Lastly, it also has a suitable durability level (it has up to 7.0 petabyte lifetime writes) for the role, meaning that once it’s purchased and starts getting used, an organization can rely on it to stay the course and work until at least its warranty expires. This is important as low levels of durability lead to more failures, less predictability/ system stability, and overall just a lower level of output due to the constant replacements that have to be made to keep the system going. 

    Intel® D7-P5510 SSDs Benefits in a Nutshell

    • High Performance. The Intel® D7-P5510 brings up to 2X higher sequential read performance, and 50% increase in the mixed read/write workload scenario. 
      • Low Latency. Improved latency level compared to the previous model. 
    • Large Storage Space. A large amount of storage space is key for data storage disks as it allows more data to be saved onto the Intel® D7-P5510 disk (drives are available in 3,84 TB and 7,68 TB capacity versions).
    • Suitable Write Endurance. The Intel® D7-P5510 write durability (1 drive write per day) is at a high enough level to where the disk can comfortably do the role until it surpasses its warranty.
    • Exceptional Data Transfer Rates. The Intel® D7-P5510 data transfer rates met the high enterprise-level standards.

    Final Remarks

    Testing has shown that the Intel® D7-P5510 is capable of achieving incredible performance under the appropriate conditions. This new generation of Intel® drives will assist in the creation of enterprise-grade data storage setups that can meet even the most demanding business purposes, and data center performance requirements in terms of manageability, and I/O needs across a wide range of workloads. “The Intel® D7-P5510 has proven itself in the data storage disk role and is a much better choice than the previously suggested variant, the Intel® P4510,” says Krzysztof Franek.  

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