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Intel Optane 900P Series SSD | Featured Product Spotlight

April 10, 2018 by Mouser Electronics

The Intel Optane SSD 900P series offers high-throughput, low-latency storage that prevents data bottlenecks and processor starvation to improve the overall platform performance.

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Intel Optane SSD 900P

The Intel Optane SSD 900P series offers high-throughput, low-latency storage that prevents data bottlenecks and processor starvation to improve the overall platform performance.

To keep the processor from waiting in high-performance applications, the 900P series provides 550k and 500k 4k random read and write IOPs, 2500 MB/s sequential read, and 2000 MB/s sequential write, and read and write latency under 10 µs. This type of performance makes the 900P series ideal for high-performance desktops or workstations that are using datasets too large to be stored in DRAM, such as content creation or complex simulations, because the drives are non-volatile but faster than NAND and less expensive than DRAM. The combination of low latency and high random IOPS ensure the CPU is actually computing and spends fewer cycles waiting for data.

The Intel Optane SSD 900P series leverage an array of Intel technology, including 3D XPoint memory, Intel memory and storage controllers, Intel interconnect IP, and Intel software. These combine to deliver consistent performance. There is no garbage collection necessary as there is with NAND; write-in-place is supported, so there’s no need to erase before writing, which reduces performance in NAND SSDs as they fill up, and the 900P series doesn’t rely on interleaved commands to boost performance, so there is no performance penalty at lower drive capacity.

The 900P series is available in half-height-half-length add-in-card and U.2 15 mm form factors using a PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 interface, with 280 and 480 GB capacities. The drive consumes 5W at idle and up to 14W in burst operation. It offers drive-level 256-bit AES encryption and is backed by a 5-year warranty.

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