News Intel launches Optane SSD 900P Series

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  1. bit-tech

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  2. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees Nebuchadnezzar's fixit man.

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    I wonder when/if Micron will start to release devices under the Crucial brand, something that might start to make this technology more affordable?
     
  3. Anfield

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    Compared to the hyper tiny Optane drives so far it is already significantly cheaper:
    Based on current newegg pricing: 32GB is $77.99 which is $2.43 per GB, the 480GB is $1.24 per GB, so its already come down by ~49% per GB which isn't too bad considering this is the very first useful consumer product based on the technology.
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    So, do these ones still require a Z270 or later intel chispet? or was that requirement only for the little diddy cache ones...
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    In the words of the Condescending UNIX Neckbeard of Dilbert strip fame, "here's a nickel, kid. Get yourself a better computer."

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    /dev/nvme0n1p3  435G   57G  356G  14% /
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Whilst i'm lacking any major space hogs like anything made by Adobe or Autodesk... But it does include a couple of steam games...

    Code:
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    RF-BIGRED      C:          110  64.02
     
  7. Anfield

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    What restricts them to Z270 or newer is the software that makes them work as cache.
    But 3D XPoint itself has the exact same system requirements as any other NVME SSD if you want to use it like a regular (but much faster) SSD.
    Obviously no one would be insane enough to do it with the joke ones that have been available to consumers so far, but with the 900P it will be perfectly normal to use it the exact same way as you would with any other Pci Express NVME drive.

    1x 480GB 900P as the OS drive plus 3x 2TB Samsung 960 Pro in Raid 0 for storage is now the goal to aim for:naughty:
     
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  8. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Intel sponsored yesterdays "Citizen Con" Star Citizen convention & gave away 151 of the 280GB PCIe cards.

    How do I know?

    [​IMG]

    :grin:
     
  9. Anfield

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    Wow, that is very nice:thumb:
     
  10. edzieba

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    I'm surprised at how cheap these turned out to be. The GB/£ gap between NAND and X-point is smaller than between NAND and HDD.
    These drives, and even the m.2 'Optane Memory' drives, can be used on ANY system that can interact with NVME drives. Windows, Mac, Linux, AMD, Intel, whatever. They show up and behave just like any other NVME drive.
    The only time you'd need Z270/X299 would be if you specifically wanted to use one as a transparent cache.
     
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    I was misinformed earlier. Intel actually gave out 200 drives, not 151
     
  12. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Scan have corrected their pricing. Over the weekend, they were listing the 280GB for £615, it's now £400. The 480GB is £615
     
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