Items tagged with optane ssd 900p

When we reviewed Intel's Optane SSD 900P series back in mid-November, we came away wholly impressed with the storage device. Based on Intel 3D Xpoint memory technology, the Optane SSD 900P series delivers incredible overall performance compared to NAND-based NVMe solid state drive rivals. One of the biggest downsides that we saw with the Intel's new Optane solutions, other than its "average" sequential read transfer rates for large files, was that it was only available in relatively small capacities. At launch, the Optane SSD 900P series could be had in 280GB or 480GB capacities. However, a document [PDF] that was found lurking on Intel's website shows that far larger drives are incoming. The... Read more...
We have been hearing a lot about 3D XPoint memory (now called Optane) over the past couple of years, and more recently we have seen some related products emerge, including a PCIe-based solid state drive for enterprise clients, the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X. Intel today is following that up with the Optane SSD 900P Series, a new SSD line that also uses 3D XPoint memory, but is aimed at consumers. This is the second 3D XPoint product that is intended for consumers, the first being Intel Optane Memory, which is essentially an ultra-fast cache buffer to speed up systems that are saddled with a crusty old hard drive (you can use Optane Memory with a SSD as well, but the results are tempered compared... Read more...