HP has made its selection of solid state drives (SSDs) on the ProLiant blade, and surprisingly, they're not from Intel.
Even though HP had a lot of nice things to say about the Intel drives when they debuted this summer, the company went with 32 GB and 64 GB devices from Samsung for the BL495c blade, which is being optimized for virtual environments.
The company gave no indication as to the reason for its selection, noting only that it was impressed that Samsung's single-level cell (SLC) devices offer sequential read/write speeds of 100/80 MBps and consume only about half-a-watt in active mode.
HP says the space saved by removing the hard disk drive will be used for additional DRAM capacity. The BL495c already has 16 DRAM slots.