Huge Capacity For Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s Enterprise-Class SSDs


Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has rolled out its new series of enterprise-grade SSDs, and they boast huge capacities and speeds. The price is also commensurate with the promised performance, though the cost could be out of reach of many potential buyers. The top capacity in Intel’s new lineup of enterprise SSDs is 4TB with speeds of up to 5GB/s read.

Intel’s new SSD solutions are rendered as DC P3608 SSD series, and they are equipped with a PCIe 3.0 x8 interface and dual NVMe controllers.

Capacity and speed

The top rank new enterprise-grade SSD from Intel gives 4TB and 5,000MB/s in sequential reads. The other models are 3.2TB and 1.6TB. What you notice is that there seems to be a mismatch in the performances of the new storage drives. For example, random write performance increases as drive capacity decreases. However, the sequential write performance decreased along with capacity.

Performance aside, the DC P3608 SSDs consume more power compared to the average SSD, and that is justified by the fast speeds and the two on-board controllers.

The price

The huge storage capacity of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s newer enterprise-class SSDs come at a price. The 1.6 TB drive starts at $3,509 and the 3.2TB one asks for $7,009. The top capacity model will set you back $8,759. The prices aren’t cheap, but what you get in terms of capacity and speed isn’t cheap either, and that makes the new SSDs a great bargain for power systems enthusiasts.

With the DC P3608 SSDs, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is telling enterprise system producers that there is a better way to enhance performance. However, it remains to be seen if the price of $2.19 per GB will be acceptable enough for system builders.

Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta has been in the financial space for over six years now. Gupta earned her MBA degree from Symbiosis Centre of Distance Learning in 2009 and her passion for finance led her to pursue Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) course. She has successfully completed Level II of her CFA. She is a veteran in article writing, which is depicted in her numerous pieces published on SeekingAlpha, Nextiphonenews, InsiderMonkey, MarketWatch, and Techinsider. Her crisp and eloquent writing finds its best place in Researchcows, where emphasis is given on developing rich content for various websites, products, business plans, trainings, and book writing.

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