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Intel SSD DC P4510 8TB review

Rating: 9.0.

Last updated on April 9th, 2019 at 10:40 am

Intel’s SSD DC P4510 family of drives have been designed to support a wide range of cloud workloads in the enterprise environment. The drives use Intel’s 64-layer TLC 3D NAND technology, the first Intel drive series in the enterprise space to do so. This enables larger capacities to be brought to the table in the 2.5in format than the previous generation 32-layer equipped DC P4500 series.

Intel’s P4510 family of drives consists of four capacities; 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and the flagship 8TB model which is the one Intel kindly provided to us for review. Built on a 15mm 2.5in format the drives use a U.2 (PCIe 3.1 x4, NVMe 1.2) interface and Intel’s 2nd generation NVMe SSD controller, which was also at the heart of the P45** and P46** family of drives.

Official Sequential performance figures for the 8TB drive are up to 3,200MB/s for reads and up to 3,000 MB/s for writes. Incidentally the 2TB drive has the same figure for Sequential reads as the 8TB drive but the 4TB drive is rated slightly less at 3,000MB/s. The 1TB drive gets a rating of up to 2,850MB/s. Sequential writes for the other drives in the family are; 2,900MB/s for the 4TB drive, 2,000MB/s for the 2TB unit and 1,100MB/s for the 1TB drive.

Random 4K performance for the 8TB drive is quoted at up to 637,000 IOPS for reads and up to 139,000 IOPS for writes. Random performance for the rest of the line-up is; 4TB, 625,000 IOPS reads and 113,500 IOPS writes, 637,000 IOPS and 81,500 IOPS for the 2TB drive and 465,000 IOPS and 70,000 IOPS for the 1TB unit.

Intel rate the endurance of the 8TB drive at up to 13.88PBW and back the drive with a 5 year warranty.

Physical Specifications:
Usable Capacities: 8TB
NAND Components: Intel 512Gb 64-layer TLC 3D NAND
NAND Controller: Intel
Cache: 8GB
Interface: U.2 (PCIe 3.1 x4, NVMe 1.2)
Form Factor: 2.5in, 15mm
Dimensions: 70 x 100 x 15mm
Drive Weight: 139g

Firmware Version: 0120

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