Intel introduced the SSD DC P4501 series enterprise solid-state drive which are based on its latest-generation 3D TLC NAND flash memory. The DC P4501 series drives are available in both 7 mm-thick 2.5-inch form-factor with 32 Gb/s U.2 interface, and the M.2-2280 form-factor with 32 Gb/s interface. The DC P4501 series takes advantage of PCI-Express 3.0 x4 with the NVMe 1.2 protocol and available in 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB capacities.
These drives offer sequential transfer rates of up to 3,200 MB/s reads, with up to 900 MB/s writes. Their 4K random-read performance is rated at up to 360,000 IOPS, with up to 46,000 IOPS 4K random writes. The DC P4501 series has an endurance rated at up to 1 DWPD (Random) and up to 3 DWPD (mostly sequential). All DC P4501 series SSDs feature power-loss imminent protection, where SSD’s built-in bank of capacitors gives the drives enough power to finish its outstanding write operations in the event of a power-failure, to mitigate data-loss. 5-year warranty back the DC P4501 series.