Intel DC P4510 8TB NVMe Enterprise SSD Review

Posted 13 August 2018 01:31 CET by Jeremy Reynolds

Power Efficiency

I believe most people know that data centres are already one of the major consumers of electricity in the industrialised world; indeed it is estimated that currently 2% of all electricity consumption goes into IT applications.  According to the European Union the energy consumption of data centres was 46 Terawatt hours in 2006 and is set to rise to 93 TW hrs by 2020. This is equivalent to one hundred million 100W light bulbs burning 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Typically 40% of the power consumed by data centres is for the IT load and 35% is for cooling the system.  Generally speaking, if a drive consumes more power it will produce more heat – so power consumption is indeed a double edged sword.  It is no surprise then that a significant proportion of a data centre’s power consumption goes on servers.  I understand cloud based applications, such as Facebook, are the primary cause of the growth in servers and the demand for storage space.

If you are a Facebook user, like me and the Reynolds sibs, and you reside in Europe – this is most probably where your data is click here.  Some interesting Facebook statistics – Facebook has more than 1 Billion monthly active users, it generates 1 Trillion page views per month and more than 219 Billion photos have been uploaded since launch – amazing! 

4K Random Reads/Writes – IOPS per mW

I have divided IOPS by mW and charted the power efficiency results achieved in the Myce/OakGate Mixed Reads and Writes test.

This can be compared to the results we found for the Micron 9100 Max –

You can see that the Intel DC P4510 is consistently more power efficient at performing 4K Mixed Reads/Writes than the Micron 9100 Max.

 

Sequential Writes – MB/s per mW

I have divided MB/s by mW and charted the power efficiency results achieved in the Myce/OakGate Sequential Writes test.

This can be compared to the results achieved for the Micron 9100 Max –

You can see that the Intel DC P4510 is significantly and consistently more power efficient at performing Sequential Writes than the Micron 9100 Max.

Sequential Reads – MB/s per mW

I have divided MB/s by mW and charted the power efficiency results achieved in the Myce/OakGate Sequential Reads test.

This can be compared to the results achieved for the Micron 9100 Max –

You can see that the Intel DC P4510 is significantly and most often more power efficient at performing Sequential Reads than the Micron 9100 Max.

Now let’s head to the next page, to look at the Conclusions of this review…..