the Optane drives really come into their own when moving lots of files around...
The introduction of Optane SSDs is Intel's attempt to bridge the gulf in speed that exists between NAND-based SSDs and system RAM. Using in-house-developed technology featuring 3D XPoint memory, whose hallmark is super-low latency that plays well with producing excellent IOPS in all scenarios, the latest SSD 905P series offers excellent performance irrespective of workload and, largely, queue depth.
Presented in either a U.2 15mm or HHHL form factors for the 480GB and 960GB models, respectively, the Optane drives really come into their own when moving lots of files around. Their performance potential is more muted in a regular enthusiast desktop environment, but having used the 480GB review sample as a boot drive over the last few days, the extra touch of speed is noticeable when going heavy on disk access.
The Optane SSD 905P Series lays serious claim to being the fastest SSD around. Other than the expected price premium, which shouldn't really bother those of you contemplating luxury builds, there's not much we can say against it, other than it would be good to have this capacity available as a standard M.2 2280 drive, saving cable clutter.
Great, consistent performance, impressive endurance claims, and bulletproof build put the 480GB top of our SSD wishlist.
Prefer this capacity in normal M.2
Intel Optane SSD 905P Series (480GB)
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