Subject: Storage | October 13, 2011 - 06:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ssd, SATA3, Intel 710
The Intel 720 is a 200GB SATA 3 SSD with rated specs of 270MBs read/210MBs write or 38500 IOPS read and 2700 IOPS write, which makes it sound great until the sticker shock hits. At an MSRP of $1300 you suddenly realize that there is more to this drive than just those specifications. The extra money comes into the picture due to several reasons which make this an enterprise class drive. The drive is overprovisioned by 120GB, while it does have 320GB of storage the extra memory is not available to you, only to the drive. That overprovisioning should mean a greatly extended lifetime, just as the 64MB DRAM cache and six transistors ensure you won't suffer data corruption if the drive loses power unexpectedly. There is more hidden inside this drive, which you can read about at The SSD Review.
"The SSD Review has compiled a detailed analysis of the newly released Intel 710 SATA III 200GB SSD, an SSD priced at an unexpected $1299. Contrary to original predictions, the 710 is not intended as a consumer product and we believe that it will meet with a great deal of success in the enterprise sector. Follow along as we try to explain why this SSD is such a special addition to the SSD arena."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Solid State Drive Review @ eTeknix
- Patriot Torqx 2 128GB SSD @ Overclockers Online
- Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
- OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB PCI-E SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Western Digital Caviar Green (WD20EARX) 2 TB @ TechARP
- A-Data S511 120GB @ hardCOREware
- Crucial m4 512GB Solid State Drive w/ the 0009 Update @ Tweaktown
- Seagate Savvio 10K.5 900GB SAS HDD Review @ Real World Labs
- OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCIe SSD/HDD Review @ HardwareHeaven
- OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB HDD/SSD @ kitguru
- Hitachi Travelstar 7K750-750 750GB SATA II HDD Review @ Real World Labs
- Intel AES-NI For Full Disk Encryption @ Phoronix
- ASUS BW-12B1LT Blu-Ray Burner Internal Drive Review @ ThinkComputers
- Synology DS411 Rundown @ XSReviews
- Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review @ ThinkComputers
- Thecus N8200XXX 8-Bay Rack Mount NAS Server @ Tweaktown
- WD My Book Live Network Attached Hard Disk @ AnandTech
- Raidsonic IcyBox IB-RD3219StU3 @ Rbmods
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