Built with Purpose, Designed for Performance.

Key Benefits

  • Consolidate and accelerate warm storage.

  • Enable 1PB of storage in just 1U.


Break free from the limitations of legacy data center SSD form factors with the revolutionary new E1.L and E1.S Intel® SSDs based on Enterprise and Data Center SSD Form Factor (EDSFF). Designed from the ground up, EDSFF-based SSDs deliver the building blocks for scalable solutions. Increased operational efficiency and massive space consolidation reducing the storage physical footprint, results in lower TCO. Featuring a common connector and pinout, the array of flexible, future-ready features enable a broad range of interoperable designs.

Designed to Meet Top Data Center Storage Challenges

Creation of EDSFF was guided by three principles: enable scale, optimize total cost of ownership, and enable dynamic range of solutions.

These principles were driven by key data center storage challenges, as surveyed from top IT decision makers, including: ability to scale capacity to support data and application growth, driving down the cost of storage—lowering operating and capital expenditures, while increasing storage agility, and deliver required application performance without compromises. With a healthy and growing ecosystem, Intel supports EDSFF as the data center form factor standard of the future.

Now You Have Options

The E1.L and E1.S give you options for a variety of data center needs.

E1.L is a form factor optimized for disaggregated systems. Providing high per server capacity, E1.L enables up to 32 drives per rack unit for massive storage power. In addition to capacity, this form factor provides key features of thermal efficiency, full serviceability, scalability, and future ready performance.

E1.S provides the best of U.2 and M.2.—a scalable, flexible, power, and thermally efficient SSD building block. This form factor was designed for high-volume hyperscale, and allows system flexibility, increased storage density, modular scaling, improved serviceability, and more efficient cooling optimized for 1U servers.

Optimized Capacity

EDSFF drives were designed to optimize capacity per drive. With 36 media sites on the E1.L this drive can scale to higher capacities without expensive and complex die stacking. The Intel SSD E1.L will scale up to 30.72TB of capacity, which means you can reach nearly 1PB of storage in 1U.1 This provides up to 10 times rack consolidation compared to 8TB U.2 15mm drives.

Space Isn’t All it Saves

E1.L provides programmable LEDs to quickly locate failed drives, offline drives, and un-populated slots. With a carrier-less design and an integrated latch, the E1.L removes the need for drive carriers. Advanced enclosure management with slot level power control enables single drive isolation. The E1.L is up to 2 times more thermally efficient than U.2 15mm drives,2 while the E1.S is up to 3 times more thermally efficient than U.2 7mm drives.3 With a combination of built in serviceability and thermal efficiency, EDSFF drives allow you to increase operational efficiency at scale.

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Notices & Disclaimers

Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.

Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available updates. See backup for configuration details. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

Your costs and results may vary.

Intel does not control or audit third-party data. You should consult other sources to evaluate accuracy.

Intel technologies may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation.

Información sobre productos y rendimiento


Fuente: Intel. 983 TB totales utilizando 32 SSD de 30,72 TB; 32 SSD por nodo de 1U utilizando el formato E1.L. Basado en Intel® SSD D5-P4326 de 30,72 TB disponible en una próxima fecha.


Fuente: Intel. Comparación del flujo de aire necesario para mantener la temperatura equivalente de un Intel® SSD DC P4500 de 4 TB U.2 15 mm con un formato basado en EDSFF de 4 TB para Intel® SSD DC P4500. Resultados estimados o simulados con modelado o simulación de arquitectura o análisis internos con fines informativos. La simulación conlleva tres unidades para cada formato en una representación de chapa metálica de un servidor, cabeceo de 12,5 mm para el formato basado en EDSFF, 1000 m de elevación, limitación de SSD en temperatura de carcasa de 70 °C o rendimiento de estrangulamiento térmico, lo que ocurra primero. 5 °C de tolerancia. Resultados utilizados como representación del flujo de aire anticipado en el Intel® SSD P4510 del formato compatible con las especificaciones de EDSFF.


Fuente: Intel. Comparación del flujo de aire necesario para mantener la temperatura equivalente de un Intel® SSD DC P4500 de 8 TB U.2 7 mm con un formato EDSFF E1.S de 8 TB para Intel® SSD DC P4510. Resultados estimados o simulados con modelado o simulación de arquitectura o análisis internos con fines informativos. La simulación conlleva comparar las implementaciones de servidor de 1U de cada formato. E1.S está orientado verticalmente con un cabeceo de 11 mm y U.2 7 mm está orientado horizontalmente con un cabeceo de 18 mm. Ambos formatos están rodeados por una representación de chapa metálica de un servidor. Cada formato está limitado por la condición para iniciar el estrangulamiento térmico.