1. M

    Optane acceleration compatible SSDs?

    Just curious about what drives work as I want to cache a big PCIe 3.0 secondary drive, and Optane drives sub 380GB are finally plausibly priced now that Intel is ending them. It seems at least the 800p storage drives can be used for acceleration and with the added size might reduce cache misses...
  2. E

    Intel Opteron P4800x vs P900

    I ordered a HPE ProLiant DL325 G10 server and a Intel Opteron P4800x for NVMe storage to go along with it. I know the Intel Optane P900 has a much lower endurance, MTBF, enhanced power failure protection and the capability to change sector size along with very similar performance. I'm...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Announces a Hybrid Optane M.2 SSD

    While products with Intel's 3D Xpoint memory tend to be insanely fast storage devices, Optane SSDs are pretty pricey when compared to their flash counterparts. 900P drives are still going for about $1/GB online, while the smaller cache drives have even worse price/storage ratios. But at CES this...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Intels Adds 1.5TB Capacity to Optane 905P

    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...
  5. D

    My free trial of PrimoCache disk caching software - would buy/recommended

    Hey Guys, After watching an LTT video on Optane vs StoreMI I caught on to his preview of how Primocache actually outperformed them all. So I set about to test it myself. My System: Thuban II 1100T Gigabyte ga78-lmt mATX 16gb Patriot 1333 ddr3 GTX 1060 3gb 240gb Sandisk SSD (SSD Plus model) on...
  6. M

    FS: Optane 900P 480GB PCI-E SSD; Samsung 960 Pro M.2 1TB SSD; NVIDIA Titan X GPU w/EKWB block; more

    All items shipped free to continental US. $750 - NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB GDDR5x GPU w/ EKWB Water Block and Backplate (Nickel, Clear Acrylic; needs cleaning inside the WB but runs flawlessly as is) $200 - GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB G1 Gaming OC Edition $450 - Intel Optane 900P...
  7. cageymaru

    Intel has Officially Announced the New Data Center Roadmap

    Intel's Executive VP and GM of the Data Center Group, Navin Shenoy has released a statement announcing the new Intel data center roadmap. First he announced new server accessories such as the Intel Optane DC persistent memory which allows for a larger persistent memory tier between the DRAM and...
  8. DooKey

    Intel Announces New Optane DC Persistent Memory

    Intel is launching a new type of memory based upon 3D Xpoint and it's persistent memory in a DDR4 form factor. This new memory is expected to be used in datacenters and should really help out with database operations, but I'm not sure this will help the mainstream. With that said, I'm sure big...
  9. K

    Optane Memory - Is it for you? <Opinion/Review>

    Over the last month or so, as a result of a thread on the Optane 900p, I have been experimenting with Optane memory and Primocache. What was established in the thread was that Optane has very low latency and high performance for low queue depth loads- which generally means that for desktop...
  10. M

    Optane and I+

    Don't know if anyone saw this OPTANE and I+ bundle?
  11. B

    If you were getting a new PC today would you pick SSD or Optane?

    Just learned about Intel Optane memory. Comparing these 2 options: 1. Traditional HDD with Optane memory (16 or 32 gb) 2. SSD system drive and secondary data drive that is traditional HDD. Based on what I have seen option 1 offers comparable speed to an SSD. It might also be cheaper. Which...
  12. D

    Intel 900P 960GB, 1.5TB Mentioned In Official Document

    Intel 900P 960GB, 1.5TB Mentioned In Official Document
  13. DooKey

    Specs for Samsung's Potential Optane Killer

    Samsung is going to compete with Intel in the Z-Nand market and attempt to take some of the Optane business away from them. This Register article compares the Samsung SZ985 to the Optane P4800X and the results are surprising. Samsung may have a winner here and the rest of us might get...
  14. E

    Intel 900p Optane drives to be another paper launch?

    The Register had found a number of listings for the 280GB and 480GB Optane drives with them being priced at $650 and $1049 respectively. I looked around and Shopblt.com has four listed for each capacity (two for each coast of the US). The price is pretty up there, but are they even going to be...
  15. FrgMstr

    More Intel Optane Memory Reviewed

    If Intel Optane Memory interests you, and god knows we have been marketed to death by Intel over the last few months, Allyn "Flacid Tart" Malventano, the brains behind everything-memory at PCPer is on the case. Finally! Optane Memory sitting in our lab! Sure, it’s not the mighty P4800X we...
  16. Zarathustra[H]

    Kaby Lake Pentiums and Celerons won't Support Optane Memory

    Tech Report has an article up about an interesting aspect of the Optane launch that everyone seems to have missed last week. We have long heard that in order for Intel's Optane disk caching system to work, you need to be running a Kaby Lake CPU. Well, apparently not all Kaby Lake CPU's...
  17. Zarathustra[H]

    Micron to Ship Intel Optane Competitor Later this Year

    As has been reported a lot, Intel and Micron co-developed the new 3D Xpoint Technology that is behind Intel's Optane drives. With all the buzz about Intel's Optane today, Micron wants you to know that they will be shipping their own version of the 3D Xpoint technology branded QuantX later this...
  18. Zarathustra[H]

    Intel Optane Memory Arrives With Crazy Low Queue Depth Performance

    There has been a lot of buzz lately about Intel's new Optane storage technology. If you are like me, the news on Optane has been a little bit confusing, and lacking on practical details. LegitReviews has done a good job with their Intel decoder rings (they must buy the Intel branded cereal)...
  19. Zarathustra[H]

    Just What does Intel Have up Its Sleeve in Response to Ryzen?

    Well, a little birdie has whispered in our ears, not much. This reportedly showed up on Intel's intranet this past week: Could we be seeing a repeat of the K7/Netburst era with Intel having to play catch-up for a change? Maybe abandoning their tick-tock strategy and keeping 8th generation Core...
  20. FrgMstr

    Intel Shipping Optane Memory Modules to Partners for Testing

    Hexus is reporting that Intel is shipping Optane RAM to partners for testing. This is a good thing for all your memory junkies out there. Intel has been making a big deal about Optane for a while, but we are a good ways off to seeing it in any desktop system for a good while. Hit up the video...