Intel DC S3500 

Released June, 2013
  • 800 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 1,024 MB

Today Intel is adding M.2 form factor to the S3500 lineup along with higher capacity options in the regular 2.5" size.
by Kristian-Vättö (Nov, 2014)
All in all I've been pleased with Intel's work in the enterprise SSD space.
by Anand-Lal-Shimpi (Jun, 2013)

Features Key features of the Intel DC S3500

random read

DC S3500
75,000 IOPS
Intel 530
41,000 IOPS
840 Pro
100,000 IOPS

random write

DC S3500
11,500 IOPS
840 Pro
90,000 IOPS
840 EVO
90,000 IOPS

sequential read

DC S3500
500 MB/s
Intel 530
540 MB/s
840 Pro
540 MB/s

sequential write

DC S3500
450 MB/s
DC S3700
200 MB/s
840 Pro
520 MB/s

In The News From around the web


Intel Launches M.2 and Larger Capacity 2.5" SSD DC S3500 Models

by Kristian Vättö |
Typically steady-state random write performance increases with more NAND thanks to increased parallelism, although only to a certain threshold since more NAND also adds tracking overhead.
In the case of the S3500, the 1.2TB model appears to be the sweetspot by offering 18.5K random write IOPS, whereas the 1.6TB SKU drops that figure to 14.6K IOPS.

Intel SSD DC S3500 Review (480GB): Part 1

by Anand Lal Shimpi |
At 47MB/s, the S3500 isn't bad but it's not class leading like the S3700.
The move to a better architecture helped reduce the amount of spare area needed for good performance, which in turn reduced cost, but the S3700 still used Intel's most expensive, highest endurance MLC NAND available (25nm HET-MLC).

Intel SSD DC S3700 Review: Benchmarking Consistency

by Drew Riley |
Available capacities were small, though, and the drive was extremely expensive throughout its life.
So, in the span of a year, what you pay per gigabyte of capacity dropped nearly 65.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 800 GB
Cache 1,024 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller Intel PC29AS21BA0
Memory type MLC
NAND process size 20 nm
Maximum shock force 1,000G

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Mfg warranty 5 years
Thickness 8 mm
Weight 72 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 500 MB/s
Sequential write 450 MB/s
Random read 75,000 IOPS
Random write 11,500 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0.65 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 5 Watts
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
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