Finally built a new system for the wife, and used one of those 900p 280gb cards that was on sale when I picked it up last year. Was able to sell the star citizen code and bring the cost of the drive to around 220$ from memory. The optane drive really does make for a snappy system drive, it is noticeable vs my 960 pro. Its a shame Intel wasn't more aggressive with the pricing on these, as these are so uncommon I assume they were a failure in the consumer market. It's not clear to me if they plan on releasing another gen of optane ssds or if they will stick to optane memory, as that seems what they are targeting now.