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Intel S3700 Series

The latest solid-state drive line from SSD pioneer Intel is the S3700 Series, a series of super-fast, super-durable MLC SATA 3.0 drives for enterprise applications. They're available in 100-GB, 200-GB, 400-GB and 800-GB capacities in the 2.5-inch form factor, and 200-GB and 400-GB in the 1.8-inch size. All S3700 series SSDs are rated at 500 MB/s for sequential reads and 460 MB/s for writes. Random transactional performance is rated at 75,000 IOPS for reads and 36,000 for writes. Beyond its most durable competitors, Intel's S3700 drives are rated to deliver 10 drive writes per day for "over five years." Intel's S3700 drives are covered by a five-year warranty.