Intel has launched a new linear SSD drive which can store up to 32TB of storage. which are available in the market are too big, heat up too often, hum or buzz, and often need expensive special temperature units for storage, the company claims. Intel's new linear SSD offer is the size of a 12-inch ruler and requires half of the airflow to stay cool than traditional SSDs out there, thus reducing administration costs.
Known as the Intel DC P4500, SSD offers 32TB of storage, and to just give you an idea of how much storage it is, Intel notes that it is equivalent to triple throughout the print collection of the US Library of Congress. This dense drive is built on Intel's 3D NAND technology, which stacks memory cells on top of each other in several extremely thin layers, instead of just one. Memory cells in the P4500 are stacked 64 layers deep.
Intel says that the new ruler SSD requires half the airflow than traditional SSDs, and is already used by companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Tencent to support their cloud and data center operations. This is because the new Intel DC P4500 significantly reduces air conditioning costs.
Intel notes that another major USP of the DC P4500 ruler SSD is that it only requires a tenth power and only twelve space compared to traditional hard disk drive. "In data centers, the non-moving parts of linear-shaped SSDs can be stored 32 side by side to hold a petabyte in a single server slot," notes the company. This breakthrough product will really facilitate storage and data centers for businesses with high server management costs.