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Intel DC S3500

Intel DC S3500
alaScore 90

29 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Intel DC S3500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Intel DC S3500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel DC S3500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Intel DC S3500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel External Solid State Drive 2.5" SSDSC2BB300G401Intel External Solid State Drive 2.5" SSDSC2BB300G401

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Intel SSD DC S3500 Review (480GB): Part 1

 

Last year Intel introduced its first truly new SSD controller since 2008. Oh how times have changed since then. Intel's original SSD controller design was dual purpose, designed for both consumer and enterprise workloads. Launching first as the brains...

All in all I've been pleased with Intel's work in the enterprise SSD space. Most interesting to me is just how aggressive Intel has been in terms of enterprise SSD pricing. The S3500 shows up at well under $1.50/GB, and consumer drives aren't that far...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Paul Alcorn (tomshardware.com)

Intel M.2 DC S3500 Enterprise SSD Review

 

Density is king in the datacenter. Compute, performance and storage density are three of the top items on any datacenter architects' wish list.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Paul Alcorn (tweaktown.com)

Intel DC S3500 480GB Enterprise SSD Review

 

Intel launches the DC S3500 Enterprise SSD for read-centric applications and light mixed workloads with enterprise-class features at rock bottom pricing. The DC S3500 targets the rapidly growing mainstream SSD market, follow us as we review it.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Very Reliable! Decent speeds.

 

Not the cheapest drive. You're probably ok buying a 1TB for half the price for your home desktop, but if you want piece of mind and a top binned drive, go with this one.

Very reliable drive. I've used these in datacenter applications with only 1 failure (out of like 80) and now use them for personal use. 400/400 instead of 500/500 like the consumer Samsungs and Sandisks.

None really. Buy this if you want reliability and don't care about benchmarks.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Reliable Enterprise SSD

 

Installed 6 of these in a server for storage tiering. The performance gain was amazing.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

solid

 

Fast and reliable, bought two of them to replace two failed crucial SSDs. No issues over 12 months of continuous operation.

none

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Jon Edney (newegg.com)

Fast!

 

Adding an SSD to my PC for my Windows/Linux installation has added performance and speed to my PC. Recommended!

SSD is lightening fast

None

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: JORDAN K. (newegg.com)

Solid Solid State Drive

 

A solid business-focused SSD that works exactly as advertised. This is a great successor to the S3700. Highly recommended.

Fast as advertised ; Sufficient packaging to prevent damage in transit ; I ran several drive tests on each one I ordered and found zero manufacturing defects in all of them ; Great value/GB

None come to mind. All drives were recognized and played nice together as expected

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: TheD (newegg.com)

Good Drive

 

Great speed and good size as an OS drive. Using it as a server drive for Win Server 2012 R2 Essentials. No complaints so far

I guess it could be cheaper

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Intel S3500 SSD is awesome.

 

The price isn't horribly high, and for building a PC for a normal user, this is a great choice.

Very fast reads. Boots incredibly fast

Haven't found one yet

Aug, 2014
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Product Specifications

Design

Certification:UL, CE, C-Tick, BSMI, KCC, Microsoft WHCK, VCCI, SATA-IO
Colour of product:Silver
Internal: Yes
Product codename:Wolfsville
Product Family:Data center SSD
Product series:Intel DC S3500
RoHS compliance: Yes
SSD form factor:1.8" / 2.5" / M.2

Operational conditions

Maximum non-operating altitude:12192
Maximum operating altitude:-304.8 / 3048
Non-operating shock:1000
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-55 - 95

Other features

Internal:Y
Power consumption (active):1.9 / 2 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.2
Processor lithography:20
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER):1 sector per 10^16 bits read / 1 sector per 10^17 bits read

Performance

Compatibility:UL, CE, C-Tick, BSMI, KCC, Microsoft WHCK, VCCI, SATA-IO
Compatible products:UL, CE, C-Tick, BSMI, KCC, Microsoft WHCK, VCCI, SATA-IO
Data Transfer Rate:6
End-to-End Data Protection: Yes
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection technology: Yes
Hardware encryption: Yes
Intel High Endurance Technology (HET): No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Latency (read):50 / 55 / 60
Latency (write):65
Lithography:20
Mean time between failures (MTBF):2000000
Memory Type:MLC
Native Command Queuing (NCQ): Yes
Random read (100% span):65000 / 67000 / 70000 / 75000
Random write (100% span):11000 / 12000 / 14500 / 14600 / 15500 / 7000 / 8300
Read speed:340 / 440 / 480 / 500
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Sequential writing: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 1200 / 1600 / 340 / 400 / 80
Solid-state drive interface:M.2, Serial ATA III / SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
SSD ARK ID:74938 / 75676 / 75683 / 82113 / 82114 / 82118 / 84290
SSD temperature monitoring: Yes
SSD usage tag:Data center
SSD usage tagging:Data center
TBW rating:180 / 225 / 45 / 70
TRIM support: Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Write speed:100 / 110 / 160 / 355 / 380 / 450

Power

Power consumption (idle):0.5 / 0.7
Power consumption (read):1.9 / 2.3 / 3.8
Power Consumption (Standby):0.6

Software

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:External Loudspeaker connector / Yes

Technical Details

Born on date:Q2'13 / Q4'14
Drive capacity:120 / 1200 / 1600 / 340 / 400 / 80
Form factor:M.2
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Launch date:2013-06-11T00:00:00 / 2014-11-11T00:00:00
Market segment:SRV
Maximum non-operating altitude:12192
Maximum operating altitude:-304.8 / 3048
Non-operating shock:1000
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Product brief URL:http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/ssd-dc-s3500-brief.html
Product name:Intel SSD DC S3500 Series (1.2TB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD DC S3500 Series (1.6TB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD DC S3500 Series (120GB, M.2 SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD DC S3500 Series (340GB, M.2 80mm SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD DC S3500 Series (400GB, 1.8in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD DC S3500 Series (80GB, 1.8in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD DC S3500 Series (80GB, M.2 SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC)
Product Type:19
Sequential reading:340 / 440 / 480 / 500
Sequential writing:100 / 110 / 160 / 355 / 380 / 450
Sequential writing speed:100 / 110 / 160 / 355 / 380 / 450
SSD endurance rating:180 TBW / 225 TBW / 45 TBW / 660 TBW / 70 TBW / 880 TBW
SSD hardware encryption:AES 256 bit
SSD interface:SATA 3.0 6Gb/S
SSD power consumption (active):1.9 W / 2.3 W / 2W / 3.8 W / 4.5W / 5.0 W / 5.2 W
SSD power consumption (idle):0.6W / 500 mW / 700 mW
SSD shock:1,000 G (Max) at 0.5 msec / 1,000 G/0.5 msec
SSD weight:11 grams +/- 1 grams / 35 grams ± 2 grams / 37 grams ± 2 grams / 94 grams +/- 2 grams
Status:4
Storage temperature (T-T):-55 - 95

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8
Height :1.5
Weight:11 / 35 / 37 / 94
Width:2.2