Intel DC P4510 8TB NVMe Enterprise SSD Review

Intel DC P4510 8TB NVMe Enterprise SSD Review

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

Intel DC P4510 8TB NVMe Enterprise SSD Review

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 –

Intel DC P4510 8TB NVMe Enterprise SSD Review

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

Intel DC P4510 8TB NVMe Enterprise SSD Review

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 –

Intel DC P4510 8TB NVMe Enterprise SSD Review

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

Intel DC P4510 8TB NVMe Enterprise SSD Review

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 –

Intel DC P4510 8TB NVMe Enterprise SSD Review

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…..