Intel has launched their first consumer-grade 3D XPoint product the Optane SSD 900P. Optane SSD 900P aims to be a revolution in the storage industry, and they are aimed at high-end and for geek tier machines where users demand the best performance possible.
Intel Optane SSD 900P Launched – It is available in PCIe and U.2 Form Factor also 3-5 Times Faster Than Samsung’s 960 Pro
The Optane SSD 900P is based on 3D XPoint which is Intel’s latest Non-Volatile Memory solution. The Intel has previously introduced a range of products designed with 3D XPoint that include DC P44800X SSD which was aimed at Data Centers and they also launched Optane memory which acts as an intermediary solution between storage and memory to boost system responsiveness.
The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series delivers incredibly low latency and best-in-class random read and write performance at low queue depths – up to four times faster than competitive NAND-based SSDs – opening incredible new possibilities. With the new SSDs, users will unlock more potential from their platform. The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series is ideal for the most demanding storage workloads, including 3D rendering, complex simulations, fast game load times and more. Up to 22 times more endurance than other drives also gives the heaviest users peace of mind. via Intel
Today’s launch is for high-end spectrum as Optane SSD 900P is designed for enthusiasts and workstation users. The Optane SSD 900P is going to be available in two form factors, one PCI-e 3.0 x4 expansion card comes with its own black colored shroud and backplate.
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The 2nd form factor 2.5″ bay drive that connects to U.2 interface. The SSDs will be available in two storage capacities at 280 GB model and 480 GB model.
The price of 480 GB model is $599 USD, while 280 GB model will retail for $389 USD. These prices are fairly lower than what the industry had expected.
The Non-Volatile Memory biggest advantage is low latency. Micron and Intel have already stated in their conference that 3D XPoint going to be 1000x faster in terms of write and read speeds with 1000x longer lifespan. The numbers provided by Intel show that the Optane SSD 900P has Random 4K read and write speeds of 500K/500K IOPS, the sequential read and write speeds are 2500/2000 MB/s with latency less than 10uS and endurance rate of 8760.
Intel Optane SSD 900P Specs and Configurations:
Intel Optane SSD 900P vs The Samsung SSD 960 PRO
The Intel has provided look at Optane 900P SSD performance vs Samsung SSD 960 Pro. The results show the performance and power efficiency. As seen, the Intel SSD 900P system is up to 3 to 5 times faster than Samsung’s 960 PRO drive.
- Intel Optane SSD 900P (480 GB / PCIe 3.0 x4) – $1.25 / GB @ 599 USD
- Intel Optane SSD 900P (280 GB / PCIe 3.0 x4) – $1.39 / GB @ 389 USD
- Intel Optane SSD 900P (280 GB / U.2 32 GB/s) $1.39 / GB @ 389 USD
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