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Intel Optane SSD 900p launched

The Optane SSD 900p is 4x faster than current PCIe SSDs.
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Intel’s Optane PC Storage is now ready for the mainstream market. Built in partnership with Micron, the Optane SSD DC4800X is meant for data centres and 1000 times faster and more reliable than the usual NAND flash storage. These NAND flash storage modules are used in SSDs today, which is what Optane aims to improve.

Built in partnership with Micron, the Optane SSD DC4800X is meant for data centres and 1000 times faster and more reliable than the usual NAND flash storage.

Further, Intel says that the Optane 900p SSD is up to four times faster than PCIe SSDs today. The company also said that the device offers 22 times higher endurance. The SSD is better suited for improving read and write performance at queue depths between 1 and 4, and Intel suggests that this is a better representation of day-to-day workloads than is usual.

Intel will be making the Optane SSD900p available in 280GB U.2 variant, or 280GB and 480GP PCIe cards. There are no M.2 versions available at the moment, and Intel doesn’t seem to be making any. The device is priced at $389 for the 280GB models, while the 480GB version will be sold for $599, in the US right now. The Optane SSD 900p was launched at CitizenCon, an event that is meant for the multiplayer online space simulation game, Star Citizen.