Intel announces SSD Pro 2500 Series with AFR below 1%

Intel announced the launch of Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series – delivering low total cost of ownership, security and manageability features.

The Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series will be available in both 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors and in capacities ranging from 120GB to 480GB.

The Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series comes with a 5-year limited warranty and features an annualized failure rate (AFR) well below 1 percent.

The AFRs of other SSDs and HDDs can reach 5 percent or more in mobile environments.

IT departments – of large and small enterprises — will benefit because Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series offers advanced security features and capabilities. Intel said security and remote manageability features, combined with lower annual failure rates than hard disk drives (HDDs), help to reduce the need for resource-intensive deskside visits.

Data breaches, often a result of lost or stolen PCs, can cost a business nearly $50,000 in lost productivity, replacement, data recovery and legal costs.

Intel Pro 2500 Series SSDs are self-encrypting drives (SED) utilizing hardware-based 256-bit encryption to protect data without a loss of performance.

The new Intel drives feature the Trusted Computing Group’s OPAL 2.0 standard and are Microsoft eDrive capable.

Rob Crooke, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, said: “The Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series is a well-rounded solution to help balance those often competing needs. Adding the Pro 2500 Series to the Intel SSD Professional Family delivers a powerful storage solution to help businesses of all sizes meet their critical IT needs.”