Dell first to offer terabyte of SATA3 SSD storage in mobile workstations

Things have just gotten better for artists, engineers, architects and people who need serious mobile computing power. We’re excited to announce the Dell Precision M6600 and M4600 mobile workstations, that launched in May, are now available with 512GB (SATA3) Mobility Solid State Drives. The M6600 is also offering the NVIDIA Quadro 5010M mobile professional graphics processing unit (GPU) with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

In talking with our media & entertainment and other creative customers, they consistently asked for a means to manipulate and render massive amounts of data faster. These customers regularly work with video content, and faster hard drives and enhanced graphics allows them to make faster edits, achieve faster playback speeds and simultaneous video streams.

To help businesses address these issues, the Dell Precision M6600 and M4600 are the first mobile workstations to offer 512GB SATA3 Mobility SSDs, giving users lightning quick 500MB/s read and 300MB/s write times. With the M6600 offering two full storage slots with up to two 512GB SSDs and one mini-card slot with up to 128GB, workstation users can experience more than a terabyte of solid state storage in a mobile workstation.

With lightning fast read/write times, engineers, artists, architects and other professionals can boot their systems and launch their professional software applications much faster. For instances where disc I/O is critical they can greatly reduce the time it takes to access their data, enabling them to substantially increase their project workload in the same amount of time, or simply reduce the time it takes to accomplish a single project – while having the freedom to work wherever the job takes them.

SSDs, with no moving parts, have the highest durability with up to 15 times more shock, vibe, dust and other impact resistance than standard hard drives. SSDs, as well as shock-mounted hard drives and free-fall sensor drives, can help reduce the risk of drive failure and potential data loss from impacts, vibrations and other movements. It provides the reliability and assurance data is protected without the need for a RAID solution. This is very important for users that are travelling, on set or in the field where conditions vary.

For customers who need the best graphics and computing performance to handle today’s professional applications, the Dell Precision M6600 is now available with the NVIDIA Quadro 5010M, the company’s most powerful, new flagship, professional mobile GPU. Professionals working with mission critical applications like computer-aided-design, finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics, can ensure they have the reliability and uncompromised computing accuracy they need with Error Correction Code (ECC) Memory and 64-Bit Floating Point Precision, available exclusively on the Quadro 5010M.

The Quadro 5010M transforms the M6600 into a mobile super computer by combining high performance computing (HPC) capabilities with advanced visualization, resulting in a powerful, mobile workstation with the best mobile graphics and computing performance available on the market today.

Pricing and Availability

We’re thrilled to offer these cutting edge technologies to people who handle data-intensive jobs in the flexible Dell Precision M6600 and M4600 workstations. Building on the heritage of purpose-built Dell Precision workstations, both mobile workstations can be customized to countless configurations and provide an excellent balance between power and mobility.

The 512GB SSD and NVIDIA 5010M are available for sale now globally with pricing starting at $1,120 USD and $1,640 USD, respectively.

What would you like to see in the next generation mobile workstations? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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