The world-renowned Intel Corporation has recently introduced its new X-25E Extreme SATA Solid-State Drive. Known as the highest performing solid-state drive, this new product from Intel comprises of no moving parts but a 50nm single-level cell NAND flash memory technology.
“Solid-state drive technology will change the economics of enterprise data centers,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. “SSDs, along with our systems and Solaris ZFS with hybrid storage pools, are important components of the Open Storage initiative. Sun expects to offer enterprise storage solutions that will exploit the breakthrough performance of Intel’s High Performance Solid-State Drives and deliver significant performance gains while consuming a fraction of the energy of traditional spinning disk arrays.”
The new X-25E Extreme SATA Solid-State Drive increases the performance by 100 times when used with a server and storage system. It comprises of a 32GB memory and 3,300 IOPS with 75 microsecond read latency. It is capable of writing up to 4 petabytes of data in three years duration. It is priced at $ 695.