The S3500 SATA 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch MLC Enterprise Value solid-state drives (SSDs) for IBM® System x® employ MLC NAND flash memory and a 6 Gbps SATA interface to provide an affordable solution with industry leading performance. They are targeted at workloads that require high I/O performance in random read operations, including content delivery, streaming video, and big data analytics. The 1.8-inch SSDs can also be used in the IBM eXFlash solution for maximum capacity and performance.
Unlike client solid-state drives, S3500 SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs are designed to operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week (24x7), and they are equipped with a robust suite of enterprise features, including SMART attributes, hot-plug support, high reliability, enhanced ruggedness, thermal throttling, and enhanced power loss protection. They also leverage full end-to-end data path protection to protect the integrity of the data that is transferred to and from the NAND flash memory or stored in the memory.
S3500 SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs provide outstanding IOPS/watt and cost/IOPS for for read-intensive enterprise applications like web serving, content delivery, streaming video, and big data.
Rigorous testing of S3500 SATA MLC Enterprise Value SSDs by IBM through the IBM ServerProven® program assures a high degree of confidence in storage subsystem compatibility and reliability. Providing an additional peace of mind, these drives are covered under IBM warranty.