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Intel DC S3500

Intel DC S3500
alaScore 90

29 reviews

Sep, 2018

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 products in the same category for all reviews.

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

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category 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

Sep, 2018

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 (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 (newegg.com)

Reliable Enterprise SSD

 

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

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (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 (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 (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 (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 (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
Color of product:Silver
Internal:No / Y / Yes
Product codename:Wolfsville
Product Family:Data center SSD
Product series:Intel DC S3500
RoHS compliance: Yes
Size:1.8 / 1.800 / 2.5 / 2.500
SSD form factor:1.8" / 2.5" / M.2

Energy Management

Operating voltage:3.3
Power consumption (idle):0.5 / 0.6 / 0.65 / 0.7 / 0.8 / 0.9 / 5 / 5.2
Power consumption (read):1.3 / 1.9 / 2.3 / 3.1 / 3.8
Power consumption (standby):0.6 / 0.9
Power consumption (write):1.9 / 2.3 / 3.8 / 5

Operational Conditions

Maximum non-operating altitude:480000
Maximum operating altitude:-12000 / 120000
Non-operating shock:0.5 / 1000
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature range (T-T):-55 - 95

Other Features

Internal:No / Y / Yes
Power consumption (active):1.9 / 2 / 3.1 / 3.5 / 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

Packaging Data

Quick start guide: Yes

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:Y
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection technology: / Yes
Hardware encryption: / Yes
Intel High Endurance Technology (HET): / No / Yes
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):56 / 65 / 66
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Lithography:10 / 20
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):2000000
Memory Type:MLC
Native command queuing (NCQ): Yes
Random read (100% span):65000 / 67000 / 70000 / 75000
Random read (4KB):67000 / 70000 / 75000
Random write (100% span):11000 / 11500 / 12000 / 14500 / 14600 / 15500 / 4600 / 7000 / 7500 / 8300 / 9000
Random write (4KB):11000 / 11500 / 12000 / 14500 / 4600 / 7000 / 7500 / 8300 / 9000
Read Speed:340 / 440 / 445 / 475 / 480 / 500
S.M.A.R.T support:Y / Yes
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Sequential writing: / Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 1200 / 160 / 1600 / 240 / 300 / 340 / 400 / 600 / 80 / 800
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2, Serial ATA III / SATA / SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
SSD ARK ID:74938 / 74944 / 74949 / 75676 / 75678 / 75679 / 75680 / 75681 / 75682 / 75683 / 75684 / 75685 / 75686 / 82113 / 82114 / 82118 / 84290
SSD temperature monitoring: / No / Yes
SSD usage tag:Data center
TBW rating:140 / 180 / 225 / 45 / 450 / 70
TRIM support: Yes
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER):1 sector per 10^16 bits read / 1 sector per 10^17 bits read
Wi-Fi: No
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Write Speed:100 / 110 / 135 / 160 / 175 / 260 / 315 / 355 / 380 / 410 / 450

Power

Operating voltage:3.3
Power consumption (idle):0.5 / 0.6 / 0.65 / 0.7 / 0.8 / 0.9 / 5 / 5.2
Power consumption (read):1.3 / 1.9 / 2.3 / 3.1 / 3.8
Power consumption (standby):0.6 / 0.9
Power consumption (write):1.9 / 2.3 / 3.8 / 5

Software

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Born on date:Q2'13 / Q4'14
Drive capacity:120 / 1200 / 1600 / 240 / 340 / 400 / 80 / 800
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:480000
Maximum operating altitude:-12000 / 120000
Non-operating shock:0.5 / 1000
Non-operating vibration:3.13
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating temperature range (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 (240GB, 1.8in SATA 6Gb/s, 20nm, MLC) / Intel SSD DC S3500 Series (240GB, 2.5in 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 (800GB, 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 speed:100 / 110 / 160 / 260 / 355 / 380 / 450
Source data-sheet:
SSD endurance rating:140 TBW / 180 TBW / 225 TBW / 45 TBW / 450 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 / 3.1W / 3.5W / 3.8 W / 4.5W / 5.0 W / 5.2 W / 5.2W
SSD power consumption (idle):0.6W / 0.9W / 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 / 70 grams ± 2 grams / 94 grams +/- 2 grams
Status:Launched
Storage temperature (T-T):-55 - 95
Storage temperature range (T-T):-55 - 95

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.15
Height:0.0591 / 0.197 / 0.2756 / 0.276
Weight:0.388 / 1.23 / 1.305 / 1.31 / 2.469 / 2.47 / 2.54 / 3.32
Width:0.866