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Meet Intel’s insanely quick Optane SSD 900P drives

Intel has introduced a new Optane SSD 900P line of blisteringly quick solid-state storage drives.

Not to be confused with Intel Optane memory, these are bonified SSD drives with consecutive review speed rating of 2,500MB/s and a consecutive write speed of 2,000MB/s. 

While that’s not scarcely as quick as a 3,500MB/s review and 2,100MB/s write speeds seen on tip consumer SSDs like a Samsung 960 Pro-series, a Intel Optane SSD 900P-series is designed for intensely perfectionist workstation workloads. 

These would embody 3D rendering, formidable simulations and quick diversion bucket times. Intel claims a latest product was means to cut down a digest time of a 7-second shave filled with 1.1 billion particles down from 17.4 hours to 6.3 hours.

To grasp this turn of performance, Intel explained it used 3D XPoint memory rather than normal NAND memory seen in many SSDs.

However, given a Intel Optane SSD 900P line is focused on reliability, they don’t offer most in terms of capacity. Initially, Intel is usually charity a latest solid-state drives in 280GB and 480GB capacities.

These Intel Optane SSD 900P drives also come during eye-watering prices, with a PCIe x4 Gen 3 versions costing $389 (about £300, AU$510) for an 280GB expostulate and $699 (about £530, AU$910) for a 480GB version. There’s also a 2.5-inch 280GB U.2 expostulate labelled during $389 (about £300, AU$510).

Although this SSD is directed during a blurb and craving market, consumers can buy into these blisteringly quick SSDs. It’s no fluke that Intel demoded a Optane SSD 900P-series with a diversion Star Citizen when it was announced during CitizenCon in Frankfurt, Germany.

Intel Optane SSD 900P drives will be accessible starting on Oct 27.

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