Amazon.com Product Description The Intel X-25E Extreme SATA Solid State Drive is the ideal storage solution for servers, high-end workstations, and other enterprise applications. Unlike traditional hard drives with moving parts, the X-25E uses NAND flash memory that offers extreme performance and reliability and delivers the highest Input/Output Operations per second (IOPS) per watt.
A New Kind of Storage for Faster Performance and Better Reliability
The X-25E drive offers extreme performance and reliability.
For enterprise applications, where performance, reliability, power consumption, and space are critical, the X-25E is the ideal solution. Instead of spinning platters like traditional hard drives, the X-25E is a Solid State Drive (SSD) and uses flash memory for storage, so there are no moving parts to break down.
The X-25E works and installs just like traditional drives: it uses the latest SATA interface for throughput of up to 3.0 Gbps and is in the industry-standard 2.5-inch form factor. For your peace of mind, Intel has even tested and validated every X-25E drive on the latest Intel-based server and workstation platforms, so you'll be confident of its superb reliability.
All this adds up to a storage solution that is quieter, cooler, takes up less space, and uses less power. Just imagine the reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) when you replace dozens of high-RPM traditional drives in your server with just one X-25E.
Performs Even Faster than Other Solid State Drives
Intel has been making memory chips for decades, and it shows with the X-25E's intelligent design and outstanding performance. The drive implements an advanced architecture, using 10 parallel NAND flash channels with single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory for greater performance and reliability than drives that use multi-level cell (MLC) flash memory. The drive also features technologies such as Native Command Queuing, which enables up to 32 simultaneous operations.
The result is higher input/output operations per second (IOPS) and throughput than other SSD drives on the market. It achieves sustained sequential read speeds of up to 250 MBps and sustained sequential write speeds of up to 170 MBps, with a read latency of just 75 microseconds. The X25-E performs more than 35,000 IOPS with random 4 KB reads, and more than 3,300 IOPS with random 4 KB writes.
Higher Reliability and Silent Operation
Compared to traditional hard drives, the X-25E is both faster and more durable. Since it doesn't have spinning disks or writing heads, there are fewer parts to fail. It is also less susceptible to vibrations and shock and is completely silent. The X-25E is rated at 2 million hours mean time before failure (MTBF) for superb reliability.
Lower Power Consumption is Good for the Wallet and Environment
The X-25E also consumes far less power than traditional drives, lowering energy costs. When active, the drive draws 2.4 W on a typical server workload and just 0.06 W when idle.
The Intel X-25E Extreme SATA Solid State Drive is RoHS compliant for its use of non-hazardous materials. It supports Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands as well as additional SSD monitoring. It is backed by a three-year limited warranty.
The great performance of the X-25E makes it ideal for servers, workstations, and other critical use.