Intel debuts SSD Pro 2500 Series solid-state drives
The mighty US chip and SSD maker Intel has announced the addition of the all new SSD Pro 2500 Series solid-state drive line to its product list. The new drives are business-oriented and deliver lower total cost of ownership, security and manageability features and extra fast SSD performance needed by modern business users.
The new SSD line comes in two form factors – the common 2.5-inch form factor and as M.2 drives. Capacities range from 120 GB to 480 GB and all models come with 256-bit hardware encryption to minimize data theft by other users. Furthermore the new drives come with the Trusted Computing Group’s OPAL 2.0 standard and are Microsoft eDrive capable. The drives can also be controlled remotely allowing IT professionals to monitor and report drive health as well as track assets and remedy faults. In addition there are five advanced power modes that help balance performance and power to enable a longer battery life and provide better performance.
All SSD Pro 2500 drives come with a 5-year warranty and a world-class annualized failure rate of less than 1 per cent. The pricing of the new devices is unknown at the moment, though.