Silicon Mechanics Announces the Arrival of Servers Featuring the Intel® Solid-State Drive 910 Series

Incredibly affordable PCIe-based SSD for data centers

Silicon Mechanics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing clusters, announces that it now offers servers which utilize the Intel® Solid-State Drive 910 Series. The Intel® Solid-State Drive 910 Series, optimized for enterprise applications, offers high-performance storage with increased endurance, easy deployment, and a much lower price than similar PCIe-based SSDs.

The Intel Solid-State Drive 910 Series' high endurance rating represents a 30x increase over Intel MLC -based SSDs, combining High Endurance Technology (HET) multi-level cell (MLC) Intel® NAND flash memory with Intel's proven NAND management firmware. Intel warrants the 910 Series SSDs for 10 full drive writes per day for 5 years.

In addition, the PCI-based form factor ensures easy deployment and extremely high throughput, with 60% greater sequential read performance and 20x greater random write performance than comparable models. The Intel Solid-State Drive 910 Series SSD offers throughput of up to 2 gigabytes per second (GB/s) sustained sequential reads and 1GB/s sequential writes, taking server CPU utilization to new levels.

"For cost-conscious users in virtualization, cloud computing, or high-performance computing applications, the Intel Solid-State Drive 910 Series is an affordable and energy-efficient solution for achieving superior I/O capabilities," said Michael Fein, Director of Sales at Silicon Mechanics. "This series brings PCIe-based SSDs into a much more reasonable price band."

The Intel® Solid-State Drive 910 Series will be available on Storform and select Rackform servers from Silicon Mechanics.