Published October 17, 2023
Solidigm D5-P4320 and D5-P4420 SSDs deliver big, affordable, and reliable storage to the warm data tier. With 33% more bits per cell than TLC,  the Solidigm QLC 3D NAND SSDs enables 3x storage consolidation  compared to hard disk drives (HDDs), leading to lower operational costs. As the industry’s first PCIe*-enabled QLC drive for the data center, the D5-P4320 provides the ability to scale to large capacities and deliver the performance needed for storage workload requirements. The D5-P4420 drive offers double the endurance, supporting an even wider range of workloads.
Download the Product Brief or read on to find out how Solidigm delivers a new generation of large, affordable, and reliable drives–the industry’s first PCIe QLC 3D NAND SSD for the data center. 
The Solidigm QLC technology offers an aerial density advantage of 33% more bits per cell than the prior generation of Solidigm 3D NAND SSDs. The result? Higher capacity, cost-effective PCIe drives optimized for read-intensive storage workloads. Both the D5-P4320 and D5-P4420 are currently available in a U.2 form factor with 7.68TB capacity.
Today’s data center storage often relies on a mix of HDD and SSD technologies. The Solidigm D5-P4320 and D5-P4420 deliver high capacity and lower operational cost for the capacity or “warm” data storage layer traditionally served by hybrid or HDD arrays. With its higher density, Solidigm QLC 3D NAND SSDs mean fewer drives to support, power, and cool. In addition, Solidigm Data Center SSDs have a lower annual failure rate,  which further reduces costs.
All QLC-enabled SSDs are not created equal. In addition to massive capacities, the D5-P4320 and D5-P4420 are built on the PCIe* interface, which delivers higher maximum performance than the SATA interface.  Both SKUs allow for much denser systems while enabling performance per TB to continue scaling well beyond SATA-based QLC SSDs. The Solidigm QLC SSDs, when combined with Solidigm Synergy™ technology, accelerate the speed of frequently accessed data, at the price and capacity of massive storage.
Solidigm brings longstanding expertise and leadership in data management to address the capacity and performance issues of today’s data centers. Prepare for the future with PCIe Solidigm QLC SSDs, backed by Solidigm’s technology and manufacturing leadership.
 Based on Solidigm achieving PRQ status of Solidigm SSD D5-P4320 on July 13, 2018
 Source: Solidigm. 33% more bits per cell. TLC (tri-level cell) contains 3 bits per cell and QLC (quad level cell) contains 4 bits per cell. Calculated as (4-3)/3 = 33% more bits per cell.
 Consolidate storage footprint up to 3x. Based on 4TB 3.5’ HDD - WD Gold TB Enterprise class 7200 RPM SSD configuration based on 7.68TB Solidigm D5-P4320 QLC SSD: 3 2U nodes per 1PB - 1,106TB total using 144 7.68TB D5-P4320 SSDs; 48 2.5” SSDs per 2U node using 2.5” U.2 from factor; 3 2U nodes for 6U total. HDD configuration based on 4TB 3.5’ HDD: - 10 2U nodes per 1PB – 960TB total based on 24 3.5” HDDs per 2U.
 Industry AFR Average: Source – https://www.backblaze.com/blog/2018-hard-drive-failure-rates/. Source – Solidigm. Solidigm SSD Annualized Failure Rate Report for 2018 for products shipping >1Mu
 Source: Microcontroller Tips, March 29, 2018 - SATA has throughput up to 6GB/s; SAS throughput is up to 12GB/s; PCIe 3.0 throughput is up to 16GB/s. https://www.microcontrollertips.com/why-nvme-ssds-are-faster-than-sata-ssds/
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