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We understand that you're looking to buy a new Intel® SSD and would like some assistance comparing models.
A good place to start would be by clarifying that Data Center drives are not all inherently faster than the Consumer family drives. Each model is built with a different application in mind, some are built for speed, other focus more on endurance or power efficiency.
The Intel® SSD 730 Series has a faster performance (and boot time). But the Intel® SSD DC S3510 Series has over double the Endurance Rating (lifetime writes). The 730 Series is also the oldest of the two, having been first released in 2014.
While a Data Center drive is usually overkill for desktop application, as most modern consumer drives will greatly out-live their 5 year warranty period, there shouldn't be any compatibility issues because you're still purchasing a SATA SSD.
Now, for a newer drive that is faster than both, you may also want to look at the Intel® SSD 540s Series. You can see my comparison of the three models, or create your own in our Product Specifications page:
To compare our drives side by side, you may want to visit our Help Me Choose page. In this page you will be able to separate our drives by family and form factor. Each list is organized by release date.
We hope this information helps. Please let us know if anything was not clear or if you have further questions.
Thanks for your answer but the 540 doesnt have enhanced power loss protection.
And a UPS pure sine wave here in my country cost 600 dollars, so I am thinking about buying the s3510(240gb) because of the power loss protection.
So I still wanna know how much slower is the s3510 compared to the 730 or the 540s considering desktop usage only .
There isnt much review/test about the s3510 and the ones that I found analyze its behavior in a server enviroment only.
Even the Intel Comparison table isnt very clear because it shows the IOPS 100% Span for the s3510
and 8 GB span for the 730 and 540.
Comparing a consumer drive against a data center drive is often not as simple as comparing two drives that belong to the same family. Since both are intended for different markets entirely, the tests are ran and displayed differently. However, between these particular two, the S3510 may just be the better choice.
Benefits of the Intel® SSD DC S3510 Series:
- Enhanced Power-Loss Data Protection.
- End-to-End Data Protection
- Higher endurance rating.
- Smaller Lithography Type/newer model.
- Usually sells at a lower price.
- More available capacity models (from 80GB up to 1.6TB)
Benefits of the Intel® SSD 730 Series:
- Slightly faster sequential read/write speeds (only about 30-50 MB/s faster)
- Slightly faster start up time.
- Compatible with Intel® RST
- Available in two capacities (240 and 480GB)
If you're interested in learning more about the Enhanced Power-Loss Data Protection feature, you may like the following articles, this feature was previously refered to as PLI:
- Power Loss Imminent (PLI) Technology Brief.
- Enhanced power-loss data protection in the Intel® Solid-State Drive 320 Series (Written for a different model, but explains how the technology works, applies to all models).
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