Intel DC P3700 800GB Enterprise SSD Review – An Awesome Machine Part 2

 

Intel DC P3700 800GB Enterprise SSD Review - An Awesome Machine Part 2

 

Review: Intel DC P3700 800GB NVMe Enterprise SSD
Reviewed by: J.Reynolds
Provided by: Intel

Welcome to Myce’s review of the Intel DC P3700 800GB NVMe Enterprise
SSD (hereafter referred to as the Intel P3700).

This is the second NVMe drive we have reviewed and it
follows on from our review of its stable mate the Intel P3700 1.6TB.  For an
introduction to NVMe please see the Introduction in our Intel
3700 1.6TB Review
.

I must admit that when I tested the 1.6TB drive I was new to
NVMe and I now realise that I made an error by underestimating the
sophistication of our OakGate test unit’s support for NVMe queue configuration.
Let me explain – OakGate’s then default NVMe queue configuration provided
support for up to 32 input/command queue entries.  For the SNIA tests I left
the queue depth at 32 as specified by SNIA. For the Myce/OakGate tests I
increased the number of NVMe input/command queues to 128 – however, I neglected
to realise that I also needed to increase the number of output queues supported
to 128 and therefore the results effectively remained limited to a queue depth
of 32 (I should have guessed OakGate would provide separate control over the
number of output queues :o) ).

I have corrected my error in this review and you will see a
higher level of IOPS attained – please remember that the results for the
Myce/OakGate tests in the 1.6TB review can not be directly compared to those in
this review.       

Market Positioning and Specification

Market Positioning

This is how Intel positions the Intel P3700 –

 

Intel DC P3700 800GB Enterprise SSD Review - An Awesome Machine Part 2

Intel DC P3700 800GB Enterprise SSD Review - An Awesome Machine Part 2

Specification

Here is Intel’s specification for the Intel P3700 series –

 

Intel DC P3700 800GB Enterprise SSD Review - An Awesome Machine Part 2

 

Product Image

Here are some pictures of the Intel P3700 800GB we tested –

 

Intel DC P3700 800GB Enterprise SSD Review - An Awesome Machine Part 2

Intel DC P3700 800GB Enterprise SSD Review - An Awesome Machine Part 2

 

 


Now let’s head to the next page, to look at Myce’s
Enterprise Testing Methodology…..