Intel SSD DC P3520 Conclusion
Performance Summary: The Intel SSD DC P3520 2TB drive we tested offered relatively strong performance in our testing, especially considering its price point. The drive generally trailed the higher-end DC P3700 and Micron 9100 MAX, but it is also a fraction of the price. The SSD DC P3520 offered some of the best access times we have seen to date and writes were generally good, though even where the drive trailed, the deltas were relatively small and it achieved is rated read and write speeds of 1.7GB/s and 1.35GB/s on a couple of occasions.
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There are going to be enterprise customers that want nothing but the highest performance, highest endurance solid state storage products for their environment, regardless of cost. For those customers, perhaps one of Intel’s higher-end offerings would be a better fit. But for medium-sized business or larger enterprises where the absolute pinnacle of performance isn’t a must, the Intel SSD DC P3520 would likely be a good fit. The Intel SSD DC P3520 is an exceptionally good value in the enterprise storage space; performance is strong, endurance is relatively high, and they’re backed by Intel’s 5 year warranty. The 2TB SSD DC P3520 we tested may not have led the pack in any one particular area, but it’s powered by Intel’s tried-and-true NVMe controller and it’s available for a fraction of the price of higher end offerings. At roughly $.51 - $.65 per gigabyte, depending on the capacity, the SSD DC P3520 series drives are some of the most affordable, high-performance enterprise-class storage products on the market at this time.