At the end of last month, Intel officially introduced the first solutions based on 3D XPoint memory. And although the data centers will soon have an SSD with a new non-volatile memory at their disposal, ordinary users will only be able to access 16- and 32-gigabyte Optane Memory caches, designed to speed up the work of PCs using hard disks as the main information store. Nevertheless, according to the Chinese web resource Benchlife, which has already proved itself as a reliable source of leakage, this year Intel will release a line of “high-grade” consumer drives called Intel Optane SSD 900p.
Eange of Intel Optane SSD 900p drives will be presented by four models with capacity of 240, 480, 960 GB and 1.5 TB. Like the server-based Optane SSD DC P4800X, the new products will be available as PCI Express expansion cards along with versions equipped with U.2 interface. The main reason why new devices do not come out in the familiar M.2 format is their high power consumption, reaching 18 watts when reading / writing.
As for the performance of Intel Optane SSD 900p, the maximum read / write speeds will reach 2500/2000 MB / s, and the performance level when working with random 4-kilobyte blocks is 550 thousand IOPS for reading and 500 thousand for writing. For transmission of data, four lines of the PCI Express 3.0 interface are used. As for the approximate date of the debut and the approximate prices, no information has been received at the moment.