Intel 320 Series SSDs

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This article contains detailed information on Intel 320 Series SSDs.

Note: Intel provides a firmware update for SSDs with Firmware 4PC10302 - see Intel 320 Series SSDs Firmware Update.

IOPS diagram taken from the Intel 320 Series TKperf test report (PDF)
Intel 320 Series 160 GB
Intel 320 Series 160 GB
(board upper side)
Intel 320 Series 160 GB
(board lower side)

General information

TKperf test report

Intel 320 Series TKperf Testreport

Models

SSD Capacity
(net)
Capacity
(gross)
Spare Area
(GB and % in add.
to net cap.)
Flash-Chips Endurance Throughput IOPS
(max. random IOPS performance)
Read Write Read Write
(on first
8 GiB)
Write
(on whole
capacity)
SSDSA2CT040G3xx 40 GB
(40.020.664.320 Byte)
unknown unknown unknown 5 TB 200 MB/s 45 MB/s 30.000 IOPS 3.700 IOPS 300 IOPS
SSDSA2CW080G3xx 80 GB
(80.026.341.376 Byte)
88 GiB
(94,5 GB)
14,5 GB
(18,1%)
1x16 GiB
(29F16B08CCME1)
+
9x8 GiB
(29F64G08ACME1)[3]
10 TB 270 MB/s 90 MB/s 38.000 IOPS 10.000 IOPS 300 IOPS
SSDSA2CW120G3xx 120 GB
(120.034.123.776 Byte)
128 GiB
(137,4 GB)
17,4 GB
(14,5%)
6x16 GiB
(29F16B08CCME1)
+
4x8 GiB
(29F64G08ACME1)[4]
15 TB 270 MB/s 130 MB/s 38.000 IOPS 14.000 IOPS 400 IOPS
SSDSA2CW160G3xx 160 GB
(160.041.885.696 Byte)
176 GiB
(189,0 GB)
28,9 GB
(18,1%)
10x16 GiB
(29F16B08CCME1)
+
2x8 GiB
(29F64G08ACME1)[5]
15 TB 270 MB/s 165 MB/s 39.000 IOPS 21.000 IOPS 600 IOPS
SSDSA2CW300G3xx 300 GB
(300.069.052.416 Byte)
320 GiB
(343,6 GB)
43,5 GB
(14,5%)
20x16 GiB
(29F16B08CCME1)[6]
30 TB 270 MB/s 205 MB/s 39.500 IOPS 23.000 IOPS 400 IOPS
SSDSA2CW600G3xx 600 GB
(600.127.266.816 Byte)
unknown unknown unknown 60 TB 270 MB/s 220 MB/s 39.500 IOPS 23.000 IOPS 150 IOPS

Test reports

Firmware

Date Revision Description
17.08.2011 4PC10362 This firmware revision addresses the “BAD_CTX 13x Error” (8MB capacity, electronic serial number “BAD_CTX 0000013x”) associated with unexpected power-loss under specific conditions.
- 4PC10302 Initial Firmware.

Source: Firmware Release Notes or querying of SSD's.

Outputs

smartctl

root@ubuntu-11-10:~# smartctl -a /dev/sda
smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [x86_64-linux-3.0.0-15-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Intel 320 Series SSDs
Device Model:     INTEL SSDSA2CW160G3
Serial Number:    CVPR112601AL160DGN
LU WWN Device Id: 5 001517 95951b4d3
Firmware Version: 4PC10362
User Capacity:    160,041,885,696 bytes [160 GB]
Sector Size:      512 bytes logical/physical
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   8
ATA Standard is:  ATA-8-ACS revision 4
Local Time is:    Wed Jan 25 07:27:51 2012 CET
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00)	Offline data collection activity
					was never started.
					Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)	The previous self-test routine completed
					without error or no self-test has ever 
					been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection: 		(    1) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: 			 (0x75) SMART execute Offline immediate.
					No Auto Offline data collection support.
					Abort Offline collection upon new
					command.
					No Offline surface scan supported.
					Self-test supported.
					Conveyance Self-test supported.
					Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)	Saves SMART data before entering
					power-saving mode.
					Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)	Error logging supported.
					General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time: 	 (   1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (   1) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (   1) minutes.
SCT capabilities: 	       (0x003d)	SCT Status supported.
					SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
					SCT Feature Control supported.
					SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 5
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0020   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0030   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       209
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       297
170 Reserve_Block_Count     0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
171 Program_Fail_Count      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
172 Erase_Fail_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
183 Runtime_Bad_Block       0x0030   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0032   100   100   090    Old_age   Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
192 Unsafe_Shutdown_Count   0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       10
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0030   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
225 Host_Writes_32MiB       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       17315
226 Workld_Media_Wear_Indic 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       248
227 Workld_Host_Reads_Perc  0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
228 Workload_Minutes        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       15087
232 Available_Reservd_Space 0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
233 Media_Wearout_Indicator 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
241 Host_Writes_32MiB       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       17315
242 Host_Reads_32MiB        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       25932

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged.  [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]


Note: selective self-test log revision number (0) not 1 implies that no selective self-test has ever been run
SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 0
Note: revision number not 1 implies that no selective self-test has ever been run
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.

hdparm

root@ubuntu-11-10:~# hdparm -I /dev/sda

/dev/sda:

ATA device, with non-removable media
	Model Number:       INTEL SSDSA2CW160G3                     
	Serial Number:      CVPR112601AL160DGN  
	Firmware Revision:  4PC10362
	Transport:          Serial, ATA8-AST, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5, SATA Rev 2.6
Standards:
	Used: unknown (minor revision code 0x0029) 
	Supported: 8 7 6 5 
	Likely used: 8
Configuration:
	Logical		max	current
	cylinders	16383	16383
	heads		16	16
	sectors/track	63	63
	--
	CHS current addressable sectors:   16514064
	LBA    user addressable sectors:  268435455
	LBA48  user addressable sectors:  312581808
	Logical  Sector size:                   512 bytes
	Physical Sector size:                   512 bytes
	device size with M = 1024*1024:      152627 MBytes
	device size with M = 1000*1000:      160041 MBytes (160 GB)
	cache/buffer size  = unknown
	Nominal Media Rotation Rate: Solid State Device
Capabilities:
	LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
	Queue depth: 32
	Standby timer values: spec'd by Standard, no device specific minimum
	R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 16	Current = 16
	DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6 
	     Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
	PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4 
	     Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
Commands/features:
	Enabled	Supported:
	   *	SMART feature set
	    	Security Mode feature set
	   *	Power Management feature set
	   *	Write cache
	   *	Look-ahead
	   *	Host Protected Area feature set
	   *	WRITE_BUFFER command
	   *	READ_BUFFER command
	   *	NOP cmd
	   *	DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
	    	SET_MAX security extension
	   *	48-bit Address feature set
	   *	Device Configuration Overlay feature set
	   *	Mandatory FLUSH_CACHE
	   *	FLUSH_CACHE_EXT
	   *	SMART error logging
	   *	SMART self-test
	   *	General Purpose Logging feature set
	   *	WRITE_{DMA|MULTIPLE}_FUA_EXT
	   *	64-bit World wide name
	   *	IDLE_IMMEDIATE with UNLOAD
	   *	WRITE_UNCORRECTABLE_EXT command
	   *	{READ,WRITE}_DMA_EXT_GPL commands
	   *	Segmented DOWNLOAD_MICROCODE
	   *	Gen1 signaling speed (1.5Gb/s)
	   *	Gen2 signaling speed (3.0Gb/s)
	   *	Native Command Queueing (NCQ)
	   *	Phy event counters
	    	Device-initiated interface power management
	   *	Software settings preservation
	   *	SMART Command Transport (SCT) feature set
	   *	SCT LBA Segment Access (AC2)
	   *	SCT Error Recovery Control (AC3)
	   *	SCT Features Control (AC4)
	   *	SCT Data Tables (AC5)
	   *	Data Set Management TRIM supported (limit 8 blocks)
	   *	Deterministic read ZEROs after TRIM
Security: 
	Master password revision code = 65534
		supported
	not	enabled
	not	locked
		frozen
	not	expired: security count
		supported: enhanced erase
	2min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 2min for ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT.
Logical Unit WWN Device Identifier: 500151795951b4d3
	NAA		: 5
	IEEE OUI	: 001517
	Unique ID	: 95951b4d3
Checksum: correct

References

  1. protects the content of the cache of the SSD in case of a power outage, see Technology Brief: Enhanced power-loss data protection in the Intel® Solid-State Drive 320 Series
  2. encrypts data with a AES-128-Bit key and protects this key when a ATA password has been set, see Technology Brief: Data security features in the Intel® Solid-State Drive 320 Series
  3. World Exclusive Review: Intel G3 SSD 80GB (en.expreview.com)
  4. Intel SSD 320 Series(Postville-Refresh) 2.5inch MLC 9.5mm 120GB (zigsow.jp), see also Foto der 120 GB SSD
  5. see Intel-SSD-320-Series-160GB-01.jpg, Intel-SSD-320-Series-160GB-02.jpg, Intel-SSD-320-Series-160GB-03.jpg
  6. Intel 320 Series 300GB SATA II SSD Review (thessdreview.com)

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