Published August 22, 2023
Author Solidigm Team
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In a recent in-depth review of the new Solidigm D5-P5336 SSD, Storage Review performed a series of comprehensive benchmark tests with impressive results, giving the D5-P5336 a “Best Of” nod for 2023. In this summary, we’ll take a look at Storage Review’s findings.
The bottom line: For data centers looking to drive down costs, especially in read-intensive environments, “the P5336’s high storage capacity, strong performance profile, and QLC-driven density advantages make it a compelling proposition in the competitive landscape in today’s data-intensive world.”
For synthetic benchmarks and application tests, Storage Review employed a Lenovo ThinkSystem SR635 with the following specifications:
In each test, the D5-P5336 was compared against the Micron 6500 ION (30.72TB), the Solidigm D5-P5316 (30.72TB), and the Solidigm D5-P5316 (15.36TB).
All of Storage Review’s tests leveraged the standard vdBench workload generator, which uses scripting engine to automate and capture results over a large compute testing cluster. This allows for effective workload repeatability across a wide range of storage devices.
Across an array of over 10 tests, the Solidigm D5-P5336 outperformed all other tested drives in read-intensive benchmarks, while also outperforming all other tested Solidigm drives in every benchmark. You can find a summary of Storage Review’s test results in the sections below.
In these three tests, it performed at parity or out-performed all other tested drives.
Thanks to capacities ranging from 7.68TB to a “staggering” 61.44TB with availability in three different form factors (U.2 15mm, E3.S 7.5mm, and E1.L 9.5mm), the D5-P5336 “continues to push the density boundaries of data center storage capabilities” while “giving data centers increased flexibility and compatibility at better overall cost,” Storage Review concludes. Regarding capacity specifically, the review states that the D5-P5336 is “in a league of its own.”
On the performance side, the Storage Review’s tests showed that the D5-P5336 excelled in read-heavy workloads benchmarking and delivered solid performance for smaller, mixed-unit workloads.
With high capacity, high flexibility, and high performance in crucial benchmark tests, the D5-P5336 is championed by Storage Review as “a compelling choice for organizations seeking a storage solution that can handle the challenges of a data-intensive world.” In closing, Storage Review adds: “It’s also one of the best things we’ve seen all year, earning a ‘Best Of’ nod for 2023.”
Read the full Storage Review article, written by Lyle Smith, for details.