Intel's SSD Data Center Tool CLi utility that is bundled with the drive can view and adjust some of its SCSI properties and the active power setting. Using the performance mode setting will dramatically increase sequential write performance by almost 40% (as seen below), and also the card power consumption and heat output (300 LFM of airflow required).

Default vs High Performance mode

 

With software RAID-0 to aggregate the transfer potential of all four controllers/volumes, we attained results near the rated sequential speeds of 2000MB/s read and 1000MB/s write.

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