Intel announces 375GB Optane SSD
Intel, today, has just announced its Optane SSD 375GB which the company claims is 1,000 times faster than NAND flash (SSD), 10 times denser than DRAM (computer memory), and has 1,000 times better endurance than NAND.
The Optane SSD DC P4800X is Intel’s first Optane-branded product that utilizes its new 3D XPoint memory. Basically, it is an SSD on a PCIe card with 375GB capacity and is focused more on data centers with demands for high read & write loads. The company prides itself with the P4800X as it is capable of sustaining high I/O loads thanks to its low latency performance.
There’s a handful of juicy details that the enterprise-focused P4800X can do like processing 550,000 read IOPS/500,000 write IOPS and being used for applications like caching which are detailed by the source. As for the price, it is available internationally starting today for $1,520 but stocks are limited and will start picking up in the second half of 2017.