The S3510 Enterprise Entry SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) for System x® use 16nm Intel NAND flash memory technology with a SATA 6Gbps interface to provide an affordable storage solution in either 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drive form factor.
This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the S3510 SSD offerings, their key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about S3510 SSDs and consider their use in IT solutions.
The S3510 Enterprise Entry SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) for System x® use 16 nm Intel NAND flash memory technology with a SATA 6Gbps interface to provide an affordable solution with industry leading performance. Compared with the Intel S3500 series, these new drives offer increased performance in terms of sequential bandwidth and random I/O operations per second (IOPS). The S3510 SSDs are optimized for read-intensive applications such as boot, web servers, lower data rate operational databases and analytics.
The S3510 is shown in the following figure.
Figure 1. S3510 Enterprise Entry SATA SSD in a 2.5-inch hot-swap form factor
By combining the latest 16 nm MLC NAND flash memory technology with Intel’s latest controller technology, the design of the S3510 Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs delivers consistent performance, reduced power consumption, and end-to-end data protection, as well as being optimized for IOPS/watt and cost/IOPS.
Rigorous testing of S3510 Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs by Lenovo through the ServerProven® program assures a high degree of storage subsystem compatibility and reliability. Providing additional peace of mind, these drives are covered under Lenovo warranty.
The following table lists the information for ordering part numbers and feature codes.
The part numbers include the following items:
The S3510 Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs have the following features:
SSDs have a huge but finite number of program/erase (P/E) cycles, which affect how long they can perform write operations and thus their life expectancy. Enterprise Entry SSDs typically have a better cost per read IOPS ratio but lower endurance and performance compared to Enterprise Performance SSDs. SSD write endurance is typically measured by the number of program/erase cycles that the drive can incur over its lifetime, which is listed as total bytes written (TBW) in the device specification.
The TBW value that is assigned to a solid-state device is the total bytes of written data that a drive can be guaranteed to complete. Reaching this limit does not cause the drive to immediately fail; the TBW simply denotes the maximum number of writes that can be guaranteed. A solid-state device does not fail upon reaching the specified TBW. However, at some point after surpassing the TBW value (and based on manufacturing variance margins), the drive reaches the end-of-life point, at which time the drive goes into read-only mode. Because of such behavior, careful planning must be done to use SSDs in the application environments to ensure that the TBW of the drive is not exceeded before the required life expectancy.
For example, the S3510 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD has an endurance of 140 TB of total bytes written (TBW) over five years. This means that for full operation over five years, write workload must be limited to no more than 77 GB of writes per day. For the device to last three years, the drive write workload must be limited to no more than 128 GB of writes per day.
The following table presents technical specifications for the S3510 Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs.
The following tables list the servers that support the S3510 Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs.
Support for System x servers with Intel Xeon v3 processors
Support for System x servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors
Support for System x servers with Intel Xeon v1 processors
Support for Flex System compute nodes
The S3510 Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs require a supported disk controller. The following table lists the controllers and the servers that support those controllers.
SSDs operate transparently to users, storage systems, applications, databases, and operating systems. The controllers that support SSDs are supported by the following operating systems:
For the latest information about the specific supported operating system versions and service packs, see ServerProven:http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/controllers/matrix.shtml
Select the check mark box that is associated with the Controller and server combination in question to see the details about operating system support.
The S3510 Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs carry a one-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) limited warranty. When the SSDs are installed in a supported server, these drives assume the system’s base warranty and any warranty upgrades.
The drives have the following physical specifications (approximate, without the tray):
Shipping dimensions and weight - 2.5-inch drives (approximate, including the tray):
Shipping dimensions and weight - 3.5-inch drives (approximate, including the tray):
The SSDs are supported in the following environment:
The S3510 Enterprise Entry SATA SSDs conform to the following regulations:
For more information, see the following documents:
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