Intels Adds 1.5TB Capacity to Optane 905P

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

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    The PCIe and U.2 versions of the Intel Optane 905P SSD just got a capacity bump to 1.5TB. Like the 960GB version of the drive, the new SSD can do 575K random read IOPS and 550K write IOPS, and has an I/O latency of under 11 microseconds. There's no word on whether the M.2 version of the drive will get a 1.5TB version as well.

    Intel didn't reveal pricing for the new drives and we haven't seen them at e-tail yet. We can, however, do some back-of-the-envelope math. Newegg has the 960-GB Optane SSD 905P for $1200. Assuming linear scaling, that would put the new 1.5-TB version at around $1800. Likewise, since the 480-GB U.2 unit sells for $550, we figure that the 960-GB take on that form factor should command somewhere around $1100, while the 1.5-TB version should go for $1750.
     
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    M.2 will only be 380GB :( still a long way to go there.
     
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    Im still not really wanting to fill one of my PCIe slots with a SSD card......call me old school.
    M.2 still takes up lanes but smaller form factor.
    The samsung 960 Evo m.2 still have better Read / Writes for half the price......
     
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    The samsung may have whatever Read/Writes it likes but it still gets its ass whooped in desktop use by those Intel Drives. Who is constantly moving (except video editing) gigabytes of data from one drive to the other or read at such high rates? Very few people. On the contrary with the Intel you get real world day to day increase in performance.

    With that said I have a Samsung 960 Pro and if the price of the Intel drive wasn't so bad I would get one.
     
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    That's my point, the price for the card is insane, yea I will give you a boost in day to day but is it really worth the price tag for an add-in? When i built my current PC it was around $1200 for everything I bought, why would I now buy 1 component that cost the same as my whole rig? I don't have money to burn just to squeeze a little more performance out of it.
    I'm just not in the the whole e-peen thing.
     
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    These drives, more specifically the P4800X, really shine in data center applications (write tiers). not so much the consumer space due to pricing like you mentioned. If the technology gains momentum, the price should come down. hopefully.
     
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    ^^^ I was watching these and just upgraded my 512GB Samsung 950 Pro m.2 to a 1TB 970 Pro m.2 last night. Placebo for day to day use but I needed the extra space using a separate partition as a game drive. With reads over 3500 I'm in no rush to occupy a PCIE slot either.
     
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    I was actually thinking a U.2 version of those drives since my motherboard has such a slot but honestly at these prices I know its not worth it vs my 960Pro not to mention I can get 2X Sata EVOs 1TB each to store some of my digital assets libraries that are not on mechanical drives. That would also give me a boost in Adobe Bridge. Eventually the price will come down or the others will catch up in 4K reads.
     
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