P4510 1TB: Good or bad?

foogitiff

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Hi,

I only find reviews of the 2TB and 8TB models. the 1TB model seems competitively priced against the older P3600 1.2TB.

I could live with "only" 1.92PBW for the endurance.
 
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foogitiff

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They are fine drives just lower capacity :D
The 2TB has twice the capacity, so it must be twice as good, no? :p

I am mostly curious about IOPS and such. Usually performance is worth on lower capacity model, I am just interested in really how much worth they are.
 

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@foogitiff I'm looking for an M.2 2280 NVMe SSD plus a SATA 2.5" SSD for a NUC, preferably 512 GB - 1 TB each. They are going in to a NUC so I am actually thinking that a suitable, value for money set, would be WD Blues. My NUC is essentially a portable desktop that I am also using as a virt host. But capacity is important too because it needs to be all-in-one, hence preferably 1 TB each.

I have been looking at the Intel offerings too... an enterprise drive is unsuitable for a NUC due to high power draw and non-existent SLA, so I will be looking at various Intel SSD's, probably "professional grade" NOT enterprise grade.

@foogitiff Intel SSD's are my #1 choice so if I discover something in my research that could be useful to you I will let you know.
 

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@foogitiff I feel that @T_Minus might be giving out a nonchalant vibe, so I will weigh in with my opinion on the P4510. These are proper enterprise drives and are a good choice where reliability and PLP are important:

Intel® SSD DC P4510 Series (1.0TB, 2.5in PCIe 3.1 x4, 3D2, TLC) Product Specifications
  • "Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection" => "Yes" is a promising sign of a serious drive.
I am currently purchasing SSD's for a virt server for colo. I am looking closely at theP4510 series, especially as you can get high capacity. I am considering purchasing 2x NEW 4 TB models which are currently on sale from my regular vendor :)
 

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@foogitiff I feel that @T_Minus might be giving out a nonchalant vibe, so I will weigh in with my opinion on the P4510. These are proper enterprise drives and are a good choice where reliability and PLP are important:

Intel® SSD DC P4510 Series (1.0TB, 2.5in PCIe 3.1 x4, 3D2, TLC) Product Specifications
  • "Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection" => "Yes" is a promising sign of a serious drive.
I am currently purchasing SSD's for a virt server for colo. I am looking closely at theP4510 series, especially as you can get high capacity. I am considering purchasing 2x NEW 4 TB models which are currently on sale from my regular vendor :)
I was sharing my opinion ;) vs. linking to the spec that I figured he'd compared anyway.
I run the 2TB variant, and as I said they're good drives.
 

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I was sharing my opinion ;) vs. linking to the spec that I figured he'd compared anyway.
You are indeed a straight shooter ;-)

I run the 2TB variant, and as I said they're good drives.
I misunderstood. I thought you were saying that the 8 TB SSD's were low capacity.

I am purchasing a 1U Superserver based on the X11SSH-CTF board and it has 2x U.2 front bays. It's going to be a virt host that is as self-contained as possible. It will be used for many different experiments.

I'm considering this layout:
  • A pair of P4510 SSD's for the fast stuff. RAID0 "feels" like the way forward but engineering isn't about feelings; data and reasoning is better.
  • A SATA DOM for the OS.
  • Optane SSD in the M.2 as a cache for the remaining six front bays (and perhaps SATA DOM).
  • Still deciding configuration for the remaining six front bays:
    1. 6x high capacity SATA SSD's
    2. 3x high capacity SATA SSD's each paired with its own 100 GB HGST SLC SAS2/3 cache
    3. 6x 400 GB HGST MLC SAS2/3 data drive
@ullbeking
 

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Having used some P4510s I'd say for writes they're about the slowest NVME enterprise drives around. I'd personally steer clear of these and buy almost anything else.

Edit: although the RAID0 aspect of this post kinda makes it sound like it's not a very serious undertaking so perhaps the above doesn't really matter. Still not a fan of these drives though. Expected more.