Intel recently announced its latest SSD, but it’s not a storage device for the masses. The new Intel SSD DC P4500 is designed primarily for the enterprise market, is shaped like a 12″ ruler, and is capable of storing up to a whopping 32TB of data.
According to Intel, the new SSD’s unique design and build of the DC P4500 cuts down the heat that is usually generated by SSDs and HDDs alike. More specifically, the “ruler” design of the SSD only requires half the airflow usually needed to cool down the storage device. Intel also says that it’s new 3D NAND controller is more power efficient too; it only uses a 1/10th of the power needed to power up an SSD.
As it is designed for enterprise-level workstations, the DC P4500 is also designed to be lined up 32 units side-by-side, and provide a company with up to one petabyte (PB) of data. To date, IBM, Microsoft, and Tencent are just some of Intel’s client that are using the new SSD.
At the time of writing, Intel did not reveal a pricetag for its new SSD. But as mentioned at the beginning of the article, the DC P4500 wasn’t designed for the general consumer.