Intel has announced the new 710 series solid-state drives for the Enterprise Market. The 710 series solid-state drives will be available in 100GB, 200GB and 300GB capacities. The 710 series will be the direct replacement of the older X25-E series.
According to the new Intel SSD 710 delivers 30 times more endurance than its predecessors and they get read and write speeds of 270 and 210Mb / s. The new models will be in the final months of 2011 on the market in three versions. The Intel SSD 710 Series is priced at $649 for the 100GB version, $1,289 for the 200GB, and $1,929 for 300GB, all based on 1,000-unit quantities. It is backed by a 3-year limited warranty.
The Intel SSD 710 also includes increased reliability and security features. These include enhanced power-loss data protection to reduce potential data loss during a power failure; added data security with surplus NAND flash memory to provide system protection should a NAND die fail; Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 128-bit pre-configured encryption technology to protect the data from an external threat or internal system issues and Temperature Monitoring and Logging containing an internal temperature sensor that can be monitored using two self-monitoring analysis and report technology (SMART) attributes to prevent downtime.