Thursday, February 07

Geek

No Going Back

Intel's DC S3700 SSDs - the followup to the reliable and affordable but otherwise unremarkable 710 series - are now shipping.

Why they couldn't just call them the 720 or 750 or something I don't know, but if you work with enterprise databases at all, you want these drives.

Random read performance increases over the 710 series by 2x.
Random write performance increases over the 710 series by up to 15x.

The S3700 also comes with a consistency guarantee - with a queue depth of 32, 99.9999% of writes will take less than 20ms.  (At an average of 36,000 IOPS, using 4KB random writes over the entire device capacity.)  If you look at load graphs of older drives under heavy load, you see very noticeable drops in performance at irregular intervals as they run out of free blocks and have to reclaim space.  This just doesn't happen with the S3700.

It's also 40% cheaper then the previous model.

If you're still running databases on spinning disk, it's past time to move on.

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