New Solidigm P5316 QLC NAND SSDs Accelerate High-Capacity Storage for DataON Integrated Systems for Azure Stack HCI

When IT administrators plan to refresh their infrastructure with DataON Integrated Systems for Azure Stack HCI, many choose to eliminate traditional spinning disks from their new solution completely and go with all-NVMe flash. However, some have high-capacity storage requirements that make transitioning to an all-flash storage solution impossible or extremely cost prohibitive and choose the hybrid storage route.

But there is another option to consider, with high-capacity Solidigm P5316 Quad Layer Cell (QLC) SSDs. Unlike the more commonly used higher-performance Solidigm P5520 Triple Layer Cell (TLC) SSDs in DataON all-NVMe flash solutions, Solidigm P5316 SSDs are designed to replace high-capacity spinning disks. They’re more cost-efficient, available in up to 30.72TB capacity, twice the capacity of TLC SSDs. IT administrators get all the benefits of flash storage like greater reliability, better performance with accelerated access to data by up to 25x over traditional HDDs, and significant power savings. They maximize server node storage capacity, making it a superior choice than that of traditional spinning disks.

Solidigm P5316 SSD (image courtesy of StorageReview)

Now has never been a better time to consider Solidigm QLC SSDs. Replacing the previous generation Solidigm P4326 QLC SSDs, Solidigm P5316 SSDs have been built from the ground up to optimize and accelerate hybrid cloud, content delivery networks, big data, AI, cloud elastic storage and high-performance computing.

Compared to the previous generation of QLC SSDs, Solidigm P5316 SSDs deliver performance increases:

  • Up to 15x more endurance
  • 38% Better 4KB random reads
  • 96% Better 64KB random writes
  • 2x 128KB Sequential read/writes

These performance increases are important in maintaining fast response times and especially significant in file share, archival or cloud applications that use large block transfers moving audio/video content, CAD files and large documents.

Solidigm P5316 SSDs include improved firmware enhancements for better drive performance, IT efficiency, data security and manageability.

For many IT administrators who are considering high-capacity Solidigm P5316 SSDs, they should consider a hot/warm tiered storage model in conjunction with higher performance Solidigm P5520 SSDs or other options like Intel® Optane™ memory as hot cache for better performance.

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