Intel has unveiled its newest enterprise SSD called the DC P4501. This SSD apparently comes in two form factors: M.2 and standard 2.5-inch. It’s worth noting, however, that both form factors will feature 32Gbps interface speeds.
Intel’s DC P4501 SSD will also be equipped with the company’s 3D NAND technology, which allows for an increase in capacity and efficiency through the stacking of storage cells. Speaking of which, the DC P4501 SSD will come in several storage capacities; more specifically, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB.
Intel has also mentioned that the DC P4501 SSD will boast sequential read and write speeds of 3200MBps and 900MBps respectively. Meanwhile, 4K random read and write performance are rated at 360000 IOPS (input output operations per second) and 46000 IOPS respectively. That aside, Intel has also graciously bestowed its new SSD with a 5-year warranty as well.
When it comes to durability, Intel claims that the DC P4501 is capable of one DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day) on random and three DWPD on sequential. Another interesting feature about this SSD is the fact that it’s equipped with data loss protection technology as well. This feature will enable the SSD to complete a data transfer task when there’s a loss in power.
Intel has, unfortunately, not mentioned the price and date of availability of the DC P4501 SSD. That said, because this is an enterprise-grade SSD, we do expect it to come with a rather hefty price tag.