Intel Optane Released as an Add-on Card


#1

The Price on this is going to put it out of range of 99% of Consumers so just in my personal opinion this SSD is aimed at servers and business applications. Intel’s DC P4800X will initially come to market as a 375GB AIC (Add-In Card) with a $1,520 price point, or roughly $4.05 per GB, and is available today


#2

Chill… In a while this will be within ‘reasonable’ reach :wink:


#3

Will I live that long, I only want to use it as a boot SSD, I will have to update my Skylake to Kaby Lake to use it, and the price has to come down a lot. LOL


#4

These are not designed as boot drives.
They are for data centre use, most likely as a caching drive for a large RAID array.

They should work without KabyLake as its a AIC in a PCIe3 format.
Consumer drives will probably use M.2 for Optane SSD’s and UDIMM for Optane memory.


#5

Thank you Wendy, I would have no use for this if I cant boot from it, I have many many SSDs I can use for data, and they dont have to be Ferrari fast either. Useless to me if it cannot boot.


#6

Even if it could boot, it’s still no use to consumers.
Its designed for ultra high endurance, ultra low latency, and ultra intensive workloads where thousands of I/O’s are requested each and every second.

Compare this to a consumer workload where perhaps a few I/O’s are requested each second.
For a consumer, it wouldn’t feel any faster than a good M.2 NVMe consumer SSD. It could even feel slower because its performance profile isn’t tuned for consumer workloads.


#7

I would love to see a review from you on these. With the information you just gave me, I have no interest in it at all now. LOL.