Intel® SSD 710 Series Review

Intel® SSD 710 Series Review

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  • Intel® SSD 710 Series Review

Intel® Solid-State Drive 710 Series – Endurance. Performance. Data Protection.

A high-endurance SSD designed for data center performance


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Boost your data center application performance and user productivity, increase data protection—even during power loss—all while reducing system downtime with the Intel® Solid-State Drive 710 Series.

Endurance. Delivered.
Incorporating High Endurance Technology (HET), the Intel SSD 710 Series delivers single-level cell (SLC) SSD endurance in a multi-level cell (MLC) package. HET combines SSD NAND management technique and NAND silicon enhancements so the 300 gigabyte (GB) Intel SSD 710 Series achieves 4 kilobytes (KB) write endurance of up to 1.5 petabytes (PB) with 20 percent over-provisioning.1

Performance. Enhanced.

Unleash your I/O-starved applications! When configured with 20 percent over-provisioning, the Intel SSD 710 Series boosts performance—4KB random write values up to 4,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS)1 and 4KB random read values up to 38,500 IOPS. Now add low active power consumption of up to 3.7 watts1, the Intel SSD 710 Series can also reduce your overall energy costs, making it an excellent value for system upgrades.

Reliability. Increased.
The Intel SSD 710 Series combines the following features to provide a reliable SSD.

  • Advance Encryption Standard. Protects your data from external threats and internal system issues with 128-bit encryption
  • Data Security. Using an array of surplus NAND flash, the Intel SSD 710 Series automatically reconfigures itself to reduce the prospect of data loss.
  • Enhanced Power-Loss Data Protection. Saves all cached data in the process of being written before the Intel SSD 710 Series shuts down, which helps minimize potential data loss in the event of an unexpected system power loss.
  • Temperature Monitoring and Logging. Contains an internal temperature sensor that can be monitored using two Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Report Technology (SMART) attributes.

The Intel SSD 710 Series delivers leading performance for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA)-based computers in three capacities: 100 GB, 200 GB, and 300 GB.

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By combining 25nm Intel® NAND Flash Memory technology with SATA 3Gb/s interface support, the Intel SSD 710 Series delivers sequential read speeds of up to 270 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 210 MB/s.

The Intel SSD 710 Series also includes High Endurance Technology (HET), which combines NAND silicon enhancements and SSD NAND management techniques to extend the write endurance of an SSD, leading to lifetime endurance levels of up to 1.5 PB (3.0 PB with 20% over-provisioning) on the 300 GB SSD.

The industry-standard 2.5-inch form factor enables interchangeability with existing hard disk drives (HDDs) and native SATA HDD drop-in replacement with the enhanced performance, reliability, ruggedness, and power savings offered by an SSD.

As compared to standard SATA HDDs, the Intel SSD 710 Series offers these key features:
  • High Endurance Technology (HET)
  • Enhanced power-loss data protection
  • Inrush current management
  • High I/O and throughput performance
  • Low power
  • Increased system responsiveness
  • High reliability
  • Enhanced ruggedness
  • Temperature monitor and logging

Technical Specifications of Intel® SSD 710 Series

Intel® SSD 710 Series Review technical specifications

Capacity: 100/200/300 GB

— Intel® 25nm NAND Flash Memory
— High Endurance Technology (HET)

Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Form Factor: 2.5-inch

Read and Write IOPS1 (Full LBA Range, Iometer* Queue Depth 32)
— Random 4 KB2 Reads: Up to 38,500 IOPS
— Random 4 KB Writes: Up to 2,700 IOPS (4,000 IOPS3)
— Random 8 KB4 Reads: Up to 27,000 IOPS
— Random 8 KB Writes: Up to 1,900 IOPS (6,000 IOPS3)

Bandwidth Performance 1
— Sustained Sequential Read: Up to 270 MB/s 5
— Sustained Sequential Write: Up to 210 MB/s

Latency (average sequential)
— Read: 75 μs (TYP)
— Write: 85 μs (TYP)

AES 128-bit Encryption
Temperature monitoring and logging

— Intel® SSD Toolbox with Intel® SSD Optimizer
— Intel® Data Migration Software
— Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
— Intel® 6 Series Express Chipsets (with SATA 6Gb/s)
— SATA Revision 2.6; compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s interface rates
— ATA8-ACS2; includes SCT (Smart Command Transport) and device statistics log support
— SSD-enhanced SMART ATA feature set
— Native Command Queuing (NCQ) command set
— Data set management command Trim attribute

Power Management
— 5 V (2.5-inch) SATA Supply Rail
— SATA Interface Power Management
— OS-aware hot plug/removal
— Enhanced power-loss data protection

— Active: Up to 3.7 W (TYP)
— Idle: 700 mW

— 100 GB: 74 grams ± 2 grams
— 200 GB: 80 grams ± 2 grams
— 300 GB: 80 grams ± 2 grams

— Operating: 0o C to 70o C
— Non-Operating: -55o C to 95o C

Shock (operating and non-operating): 1,500 G/0.5 msec

— Operating: 2.17 GRMS (5-700 Hz)
— Non-operating: 3.13 GRMS (5-800 Hz)

— Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER): 1 sector per 1016 bits read
— Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 2,000,000 hours

Endurance Rating (4 KB):
— 100 GB: Up to 500 TB (900 TB3)
— 200 GB: Up to 1.0 PB (1.5 PB3)
— 300 GB: Up to 1.1 PB (1.5 PB3)

Endurance Rating (8 KB):
— 100 GB: Up to 900 TB (2.0 PB3)
— 200 GB: Up to 1.0 PB (1.9 PB3)
— 300 GB: Up to 1.8 PB (3.0 PB3)

Certifications and Declarations
— UL*, CE*, C-Tick*, BSMI*, KCC*, Microsoft* WHQL, VCCI*, SATA-IO*

Product Ecological Compliance
— RoHS*

1. Performance values vary by capacity.
2. 4 KB = 4,096 bytes.
3. Value based on 20% over-provisioning.
4. 8 KB = 8,192 bytes.
5. MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/second.

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