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Intel launches Optane SSD 800P with NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 interface

by Mark Tyson on 9 March 2018, 10:11

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Last year Intel launched its 16GB and 32GB Optane Cache modules (about a year ago) and its 280GB and 480GB Optane SSD 900P Series, which were aimed at enthusiast and pro users. Now it hopes to deliver some of its Optane tech to users of 'mainstream client systems' with the launch of the 58GB and 118GB capacity Optane SSD 800P Series.

The new Intel Optane SSD 800P devices are supplied in the M.2 2280 form factor (22 x 80mm) and use an NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 interface. You will choose to buy one of these storage solutions thanks to its appealing mix of "high throughput, low latency, high quality of service and industry-leading endurance," thinks Intel. More specifically Intel reckons that its new 800P will deliver fast system boot, speedy application load times and smooth multitasking to those in its mainstream PC target market. Low power states make it eminently suitable for devices like laptops and 2 in 1 devices, as well as desktop systems.

Specs table

  • Model Name: Intel Optane SSD 800P Series
  • Capacity: 58GB, 118GB
  • Memory Media: 3D XPoint Memory Media
  • Sustained Sequential Read/Write: up to 1450 / 640MB/s
  • 4 KB Random Read/Write, Queue Depth 4: up to 250K / 140K IOPs
  • Read/Write Latency (average sequential): < 6.75 μs / < 18 μs
  • Interface: PCIe 3.0 X2, NVMe
  • Form Factor and Weight: M.2 2280 / up to 10 grams
  • Life Expectancy: 1.6 million hours Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)
  • Lifetime Endurance: 200 GB writes per day
  • Power Consumption (typical average): Active Power: 3.75W, Deep Sleep/L1.2: 8mW
  • Operating Temperature: 0 C to 85 C
  • RoHS Compliance: Meets the requirements of European Union (EU) RoHS Compliance Directives
  • Warranty: 5-year warranty

Intel is launching the 58GB and 118GB capacity Optane SSD 800P Series devices at $129 and $199, respectively. This represents a per GB price of $2.22 and $1.65, respectively. Even the prosumer Intel Optane 900P Series is available with a significantly lower per GB price of $1.25 - but you would have to buy the 480GB capacity drive to achieve that 'value'.



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Question: Do you really need this?
lumireleon
Question: Do you really need this?

Oh don't start :p That question applies to most things!
Endurance looks impressive - or is more marketing bumpf??
CAT-THE-FIFTH
Endurance looks impressive - or is more marketing bumpf??

Sounds OK. You can write the drive twice per day so basically 730 cycles per year, with a 5 year warranty that is 3650 cycles so in line with standard flash chips.

OTOH, for the price of the 118GB Optane drive you could almost get a 1TB SATA SSD where 200GB is 1/5th of a cycle so it would take 5 days per cycle. That's one fifth of a cycle compare to 2 cycles per day, a factor of 10 difference so at the same wear rate of 200GB/day a 1TB SSD would see 365 cycles over 5 years. All SSDs feel the same to me in terms of performance, so I'll just take the biggest I can get for my money thanks.
DanceswithUnix
Sounds OK. You can write the drive twice per day so basically 730 cycles per year, with a 5 year warranty that is 3650 cycles so in line with standard flash chips.

OTOH, for the price of the 118GB Optane drive you could almost get a 1TB SATA SSD where 200GB is 1/5th of a cycle so it would take 5 days per cycle. That's one fifth of a cycle compare to 2 cycles per day, a factor of 10 difference so at the same wear rate of 200GB/day a 1TB SSD would see 365 cycles. All SSDs feel the same to me in terms of performance, so I'll just take the biggest I can get for my money thanks.

Seems rather pricey,which is a bit of a shame.