ThinkSystem Intel S4610 Mainstream SATA 6Gb SSDsProduct Guide

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Abstract

The Intel S4610 Mainstream SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) for Lenovo servers are advanced data center SSDs optimized for mixed read-write performance, endurance and strong data protection. The drives are available in either 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drive form factor.

This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the S4610 SSD offerings and their key features, specifications, and compatibility. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about S4610 SSDs and consider their use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the October 13 update:

  • New 7.68TB drive option:
    • ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 7.68TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD, 4XB7A13638
  • Added SR860 V2 and SR850 V2 servers - Server support section

Introduction

The Intel S4610 Mainstream SATA solid-state drives (SSDs) for Lenovo servers are advanced data center SSDs optimized for mixed read-write performance, endurance and strong data protection. Compared with the Intel S4600 series, these new drives offer improved performance and lower latency.

The Intel SSD S4610 drives with 3 full drives writes per day (DWD) are an excellent choice as cache in transactional application and high-speed storage for enterprise databases.

The Intel S4610 Enterprise Mainstream SATA solid-state drive is shown in the following figure.

ThinkSystem Intel S4610 Mainstream SATA 6Gb SSD
Figure 1. ThinkSystem Intel S4610 Mainstream SATA 6Gb SSDs

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By combining the Intel 3D NAND TLC Flash Memory technology and Intel’s latest controller, the design of Intel S4610 Mainstream SATA SSDs delivers consistent performance, reduced power consumption, and end-to-end data protection, as well as being optimized for endurance and IOPS/watt.

Rigorous testing of Intel S4610 Mainstream SATA SSDs by Lenovo through the ServerProven® program ensures a high degree of storage subsystem compatibility and reliability. Providing additional peace of mind, these drives are covered under Lenovo warranty.

Part number information

The following table lists the ordering information for drives for ThinkSystem servers.

Table 1. Ordering information for ThinkSystem
Part number Feature Description
2.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB7A13633 B49L ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13634 B49M ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13635 B49N ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13636 B49P ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13637 B49Q ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13638 BB9R ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 7.68TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
3.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB7A13639 B49R ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13640 B49S ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13641 B49T ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13642 B49U ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13643 B49V ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD
2.5-inch drives for ThinkSystem SD650 (non-hot-swap when used in the SD650)
4XB7A13670 B49W ThinkSystem SD650 2.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13933 B49X ThinkSystem SD650 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13934 B49Y ThinkSystem SD650 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA Hot Swap SSD
4XB7A13935 B49Z ThinkSystem SD650 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA Hot Swap SSD
3.5-inch simple-swap drives
4XB7A13960 B5Y5 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD
4XB7A13961 B5Y6 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD
4XB7A13962 B5Y7 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD

Features

The Intel S4610 Mainstream SATA SSDs have the following features:

  • Industry-standard 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch form factors
  • Cost-effective Intel 3D NAND TLC Flash Memory
  • Endurance of 3 drive writes per day (DWPD) for 5 years, using Intel High Endurance Technology (HET).
  • SATA TLC solid-state drive with high read performance and consistently low latencies to fulfill client needs in the enterprise space
  • High reliability and enhanced ruggedness
  • Energy savings, with typical write power consumption as low as 2.4 W per drive
  • Absence of moving parts to reduce potential failure points in the server
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • Advanced Encrypting Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption
  • Full end-to-end data path protection
  • Thermal throttling to extend the life of the drive
  • Enhanced power loss data protection

The key difference between Performance SSDs such as the S3710 SSDs, Mainstream SSDs such as the S4610 SSDs, and Entry SSDs, such as the S4510 SSDs, is their endurance (life expectancy). SSDs have a huge, but finite, number of program/erase (P/E) cycles, which determines how long the drives can perform write operations and thus their life expectancy. Mainstream SSDs have better endurance than the Entry SSDs, but at a higher cost/IOPS ratio.

SSD write endurance is typically measured by the number of program/erase cycles that the drive can incur over its lifetime, which is listed as TBW in the device specification. The TBW value that is assigned to a solid-state device is the total bytes of written data that a drive can be guaranteed to complete. Reaching this limit does not cause the drive to immediately fail; the TBW simply denotes the maximum number of writes that can be guaranteed.

A solid-state device does not fail upon reaching the specified TBW, but at some point after surpassing the TBW value (and based on manufacturing variance margins), the drive reaches the end-of-life point, at which time the drive goes into read-only mode. Because of such behavior, careful planning must be done to use SSDs in the application environments to ensure that the TBW of the drive is not exceeded before the required life expectancy.

For example, the S4610 960 GB drive has an endurance of 6.0 PB of total bytes written (TBW). This means that for full operation over five years, write workload must be limited to no more than 3,288 GB of writes per day, which is equivalent to 3.4 full drive writes per day (DWPD). For the device to last three years, the drive write workload must be limited to no more than 5,479 GB of writes per day, which is equivalent to 5.7 full drive writes per day.

Technical specifications

The following table presents technical specifications for the Intel S4610 Mainstream SATA SSDs.

Table 2. Technical specifications
Feature 240 GB drive 480 GB drive 960 GB drive 1.92 TB drive 3.84 TB drive 7.68 TB drive
Interface 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA
Capacity 240 GB 480 GB 960 GB 1.92 TB 3.84 TB 7.68 TB
Endurance (drive writes per day) 3.2 DWPD 3.4 DWPD 3.4 DWPD 3.0 DWPD 3.1 DWPD 3.1 DWPD
Endurance (total bytes written) 1.4 PB 3.0 PB 6.0 PB 10.5 PB 22.0 PB 44.0 PB
Data reliability < 1 in 1017 bits read < 1 in 1017 bits read < 1 in 1017 bits read << 1 in 1017 bits read < 1 in 1017 bits read < 1 in 1017 bits read
MTBF 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours 2,000,000 hours
IOPS reads (4 KB blocks) 92,000 96,000 96,000 97,000 96,000 90,000
IOPS writes (4 KB blocks) 28,000 44,500 51,000 46,500 42,000 35,000
Sequential read rate (128 KB blocks) 560 MBps 560 MBps 560 MBps 560 MBps 560 MBps 550 MBps
Sequential write rate (128 KB blocks) 320 MBps 510 MBps 510 MBps 510 MBps 510 MBps 510 MBps
Read latency (sequential) 36 µs 36 µs 36 µs 36 µs 36 µs 35 µs
Write latency (sequential) 37 µs 37 µs 37 µs 37 µs 37 µs 40 µs
Read latency (random) 103 µs 103 µs 103 µs 103 µs 103 µs 102 µs
Write latency (random) 62 µs 73 µs 54 µs 54 µs 59 µs 79 µs
Shock, operating 1,000 G (Max) at 0.5 ms 1,000 G (Max) at 0.5 ms 1,000 G (Max) at 0.5 ms 1,000 G (Max) at 0.5 ms 1,000 G (Max) at 0.5 ms 1,000 G (Max) at 0.5 ms
Vibration, operating 2.17 GRMS (5-700 Hz) 2.17 GRMS (5-700 Hz) 2.17 GRMS (5-700 Hz) 2.17 GRMS (5-700 Hz) 2.17 GRMS (5-700 Hz) 2.17 GRMS (5-700 Hz)
Vibration, non-operating 3.13 GRMS (5-800 Hz) 3.13 GRMS (5-800 Hz) 3.13 GRMS (5-800 Hz) 3.13 GRMS (5-800 Hz) 3.13 GRMS (5-800 Hz) 3.13 GRMS (5-800 Hz)
Typical power (Active Write Avg) 2.4 W 3.1 W 3.0 W 3.0 W 3.7 W 4.6 W

Server support

The following tables list the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible.

Table 3. ThinkSystem server support (Part 1)
Part number Description Intel 2S AMD
ST550 (7X09/7X10)
SR530 (7X07/7X08)
SR550 (7X03/7X04)
SR570 (7Y02/7Y03)
SR590 (7X98/7X99)
SR630 (7X01/7X02)
SR650 (7X05/7X06)
SR670 (7Y36/37/38)
SR635 (7Y98/7Y99)
SR655 (7Y00/7Z01)
SR645 (7D2Y/7D2X)
SR665 (7D2W/7D2V)
2.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB7A13633 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4XB7A13634 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4XB7A13635 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4XB7A13636 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4XB7A13637 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4XB7A13638 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 7.68TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N
3.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB7A13639 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y
4XB7A13640 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y
4XB7A13641 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y
4XB7A13642 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y
4XB7A13643 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y
2.5-inch drives for ThinkSystem SD650 (non-hot-swap when used in the SD650)
4XB7A13670 ThinkSystem Intel S4610 2.5" 7mm 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Trayless SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A13933 ThinkSystem Intel S4610 2.5" 7mm 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Trayless SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A13934 ThinkSystem SD650 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A13935 ThinkSystem SD650 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N
3.5-inch simple-swap drives
4XB7A13960 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A13961 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A13962 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N
Table 4. ThinkSystem server support (Part 2)
Part number Description E 1S Intel 4S Intel Dense/ Blade
SE350 (7Z46/7D1X)
ST50 (7Y48/7Y50)
ST250 (7Y45/7Y46)
SR150 (7Y54)
SR250 (7Y51/7Y52)
SR850 (7X18/7X19)
SR850P (7D2F/2D2G)
SR860 (7X69/7X70)
SR950 (7X11/12/13)
SR850 V2 (7D31/32/33)
SR860 V2 (7Z59/7Z60)
SD530 (7X21)
SD650 (7X58)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
2.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB7A13633 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A13634 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A13635 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A13636 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
4XB7A13637 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y
4XB7A13638 ThinkSystem 2.5" Intel S4610 7.68TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N Y Y N N N N
3.5-inch hot-swap drives
4XB7A13639 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A13640 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A13641 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N Y N Y N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A13642 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A13643 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 3.84TB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
2.5-inch drives for ThinkSystem SD650 (non-hot-swap when used in the SD650)
4XB7A13670 ThinkSystem Intel S4610 2.5" 7mm 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Trayless SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N Y N N
4XB7A13933 ThinkSystem Intel S4610 2.5" 7mm 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Trayless SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N Y N N
4XB7A13934 ThinkSystem SD650 2.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N Y N N
4XB7A13935 ThinkSystem SD650 2.5" Intel S4610 1.92TB Mainstream SATA Hot Swap SSD N N N N N N N N N N N N Y N N
3.5-inch simple-swap drives
4XB7A13960 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD N N N Y Y N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A13961 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD N N N Y Y N N N N N N N N N N
4XB7A13962 ThinkSystem 3.5" Intel S4610 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Simple Swap SSD N N N Y Y N N N N N N N N N N

Operating system support

SATA SSDs operate transparently to users, storage systems, applications, databases, and operating systems.

Operating system support is based on the controller used to connect to the drives. Consult the controller propduct guide for more information:

Warranty

The Intel S4610 Mainstream SATA SSDs carry a one-year, customer-replaceable unit (CRU) limited warranty. When the SSDs are installed in a supported server, these drives assume the system’s base warranty and any warranty upgrades.

Solid State Memory cells have an intrinsic, finite number of program/erase cycles that each cell can incur. As a result, each solid state device has a maximum amount of program/erase cycles to which it can be subjected. The warranty for Lenovo solid state drives (SSDs) is limited to drives that have not reached the maximum guaranteed number of program/erase cycles, as documented in the Official Published Specifications for the SSD product. A drive that reaches this limit may fail to operate according to its Specifications.

Physical specifications

The S4610 Mainstream SATA SSDs have the following physical specifications.

Dimensions and weight (approximate, without drive tray):

  • Height: 7 mm (0.3 in.)
  • Width: 70 mm (2.8 in.)
  • Depth: 100 mm (4.0 in.)
  • Weight: 63 g (2.2 oz lb) (66 g for the 1.92 TB drives)

Shipping dimensions and weight - 2.5-inch drives (approximate):

  • Height: 63 mm (2.5 in.)
  • Width: 174 mm (6.9 in.)
  • Depth: 133 mm (5.2 in.)
  • Weight: 434 g (1.0 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight - 3.5-inch drives (approximate):

  • Height: 95 mm (3.7 in.)
  • Width: 257 mm (10.1 in.)
  • Depth: 193 mm (7.6 in.)
  • Weight: 484 g (1.1 lb)

Operating environment

The S4610 Mainstream SATA SSDs are supported in the following environment:

  • Temperature: 0 to 70 °C (32 to 158 °F)
  • Temperature (non-operating): -55 to 95 °C (-67 to 203 °F)
  • Relative humidity: 5 - 95% (noncondensing)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)

Agency approvals

The Intel S4610 Mainstream SATA SSDs conform to the following regulations:

  • FCC Title 47, Part 15B, Class B
  • CA/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22:02
  • EN 55024: 1998
  • EN 55022: 2006
  • EN-60950-1 2nd Edition
  • UL/CSA EN-60950-1 2nd Edition
  • Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
  • C-Tick: AS/NZS3584
  • BSMI: CNS 13438
  • KCC Article 11.1
  • RoHS DIRECTIVE 2011/65/EU
  • WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC

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