Intel’s first hyper-fast 3D drive is meant for servers

Intel’s first hyper-fast 3D drive is meant for servers

By | March 20th, 2017
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The Optane SSD can serve as memory or storage depending on your needs


														
							

Intel has unveiled the Optane SSD DC P4800X, a drive destined for the PCI Express or NVMe slots in servers. It only has 375GB of space, but its extremely low latency (typically under 10µs) and 2GB/s throughput means that it can serve as either a memory cache or storage.

If you’re involved in high-performance computing, online shopping or other categories obsessed with gobs of RAM and rapid turnaround times, this is theoretically your dream device.Intel also promises higher endurance than your typical SSD. The inaugural Optane model can withstand stresses normally associated with RAM, writing about 12.3 petabytes of data in its lifespan.

You can get the drive right now if you’re part of Intel’s early shipping program, and there are promises of larger capacities (750GB and 1.5TB). The 375GB version costs a hefty $1,520 — even if you could realistically buy one for home use, you’d get far more value out of a high-capacity conventional SSD.

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