Intel finally unveiled the Optane SSD DC P4800X, a stand-alone drive based on the company’s fast 3D storage technology. With 375GB of space, the drive is settled for the PCI Express or NVMe slots in servers. Although space is a bit lower, the drive comes with 2GB/s throughput and extremely low latency (under 19µs). It means you can use it as either a storage or memory cache.
With Optane SSD DC P4800X, Intel also pledges higher endurance comparing with your typical SSD. The initial model of Optane is able to repel stresses mostly associated with RAM, writing about 12.3 petabytes of data in its lifetime.
Who is this for?
The 375GB version of Optane SSD DC P4800X costs a hefty $1,520. So, it will definitely raise a question that who will need this drive? If your business involves high-performance computing that requires a lot of addressable memory, like RAM, this could be a perfect solution for you. Also in the data centers where latency is a major factor, this drive fits quite well. As the stress levels rise, not only its latency is much lower, but also it has more consistency, which is an additional bonus for businesses that need to keep the servers running.