INTEL OPTANE 900P 480GB PCI-E NVME 3.0 X4 SOLID STATE DRIVE £499.99 - Overclockers
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INTEL OPTANE 900P 480GB PCI-E NVME 3.0 X4 SOLID STATE DRIVE £499.99 - Overclockers

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Found 5th Feb
Was £599, now £499

Quite difficult to find due to limited availability.

Been researching into this beast for quite a while.

Fastest home desktop storage according to benchmarks, you can check the benchmark tests here:

ssd.userbenchmark.com/Comparison

Comes with 5 year warranty.

They are also selling the 280gb at £329.99

Specification:
- Capacity: 480GB
- Lithography Type: 3D XPoint
- Sequential Read: 2500MB/s
- Sequential Write: 2000MB/s
- Random Read (8GB Span): 550,000 IOPS
- Randeom Read (100% Span): 550,000 IOPS
- Random Write (8GB Span): 500,000 IOPS
- Random Write (100% Span): 500,000 IOPS
- Latency Read: 10 us
- Latency Write: 10 us
- Power Acitve: 14W
- Power Idle: 5W
- Interface: PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4
- Form Factor: HHHL (CEM3.0)
- Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection: YES
- Hardware Encryption: AES 256-Bit
- Warranty: 5yr

INTEL OPTANE 900P 480GB PCI-E NVME 3.0 X4 SOLID STATE DRIVE”

With the unprecedented level of realism in Star Citizen*, you’ll want the responsive load times that the Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P delivers. Load rich textures and get fully immersed in deep space. Plus, the drive supports the seamless transitions you’re called on to make from in-space dogfighting to on-the-ground combat.

To best experience the always-expanding, rich and deep universe of Star Citizen, play on an Intel® Core® processor-based PC with the Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P. Higher content resolution means you can blast through Star Citizen’s richly detailed universe like never before.


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Have to say I'm pretty skeptical of the results on user benchmark, the sm961 has a significantly higher read/write on paper and it says on their page
"Terrible consistency
The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 103%"

It's probably a safe assumption that either their information is inaccurate or a lot of users submitting information are being bottlenecked (likely cpu or thermal throttling from lack of cooling as it is a M.2) and affecting the scores.
Edited by: "twisted89" 5th Feb
twisted893 m ago

Have to say I'm pretty skeptical of the results on user benchmark, the …Have to say I'm pretty skeptical of the results on user benchmark, the sm961 has a significantly higher read/write on paper and it says on their page"Terrible consistencyThe range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 103%"It's probably a safe assumption that either their information is inaccurate or a lot of users submitting information are being bottlenecked (likely cpu or thermal throttling from lack of cooling as it is a M.2) and affecting the scores.


I agree there is a possibility of bottlenecking, however away from userbenchmark.com this Drive has proven by a handful of review and testing sites to be quickest available for home desktop pc and have a very long lifeline in terms of rewriting.

FYI, I own both this Optane and 960 Evo Pro 512gb so no bias here. I will be testing over the next few days.
Edited by: "sinxa" 5th Feb
twisted8926 m ago

(likely cpu or thermal throttling from lack of cooling as it is a M.2).


The Optane 900P will not be available as an M.2 drive, as the controller chip is too big to fit on an M.2 form factor PCB.

Disclosure:- I received a free 280GB Optane as a door prize at the launch event (Intel sponsored last year's Star Citizen convention).
Edited by: "wonkothesane" 5th Feb
99.9% of users would see no benefits using this over something like an NVME 960 pro. Why anyone would spend £500 for this when you can get the same capacity NVME for half the price is beyond me.
tezza1922 h, 49 m ago

99.9% of users would see no benefits using this over something like an …99.9% of users would see no benefits using this over something like an NVME 960 pro. Why anyone would spend £500 for this when you can get the same capacity NVME for half the price is beyond me.


I disagree, 99.9% is a relatively high majority. Without the research I would say “some” people using a pc for normals day to day tasks will not see a difference , but us enthusiasts, video editors, CAD users, gamers and anyone with high rendering requirements will.
Edited by: "sinxa" 5th Feb
sinxa5th Feb

I disagree, 99.9% is a relatively high majority. Without the research I …I disagree, 99.9% is a relatively high majority. Without the research I would say “some” people using a pc for normals day to day tasks will not see a different , but us enthusiasts, video editors, CAD users, gamers and anyone with high rendering requirements will.



80% of statistics are made up on the spot
sinxa1 h, 8 m ago

I disagree, 99.9% is a relatively high majority. Without the research I …I disagree, 99.9% is a relatively high majority. Without the research I would say “some” people using a pc for normals day to day tasks will not see a different , but us enthusiasts, video editors, CAD users, gamers and anyone with high rendering requirements will.


Even those users it's going to be a tiny increase that might add up over the course of a year but I can pretty much guarantee you put 2 identical systems side by side and you won't notice the difference without a stopwatch. This is crazy money vs the Samsung drive
wonkothesane5th Feb

The Optane 900P will not be available as an M.2 drive, as the controller …The Optane 900P will not be available as an M.2 drive, as the controller chip is too big to fit on an M.2 form factor PCB.Disclosure:- I received a free 280GB Optane as a door prize at the launch event (Intel sponsored last year's Star Citizen convention).


I don't think you understood my comment, I was referring to the 961 being rated below the optane (it shouldn't be).
twisted893 m ago

I don't think you understood my comment, I was referring to the 961 being …I don't think you understood my comment, I was referring to the 961 being rated below the optane (it shouldn't be).



You didn't specify which drive you were referring to.

If you'd written "lot of users submitting information on the Samsung are being bottlenecked", then I'd have understood you correctly.
Edited by: "wonkothesane" 5th Feb
wonkothesane4 m ago

You didn't specify which drive you were referring to.If you'd written "lot …You didn't specify which drive you were referring to.If you'd written "lot of users submitting information on the Samsung are being bottlenecked", then I'd have understood you correctly.


Re-read my original comment, I clearly refer to the pm 961.
Avoid like the Plague, I've been following this one for awhile, when first talked about by Intel, it was the best thing since sliced bread. But the cells do not last, they fail far too early for me to consider adding to my rig. Check out .... semiaccurate.com/201…t/
moshispam31 m ago

Avoid like the Plague, I've been following this one for awhile, when first …Avoid like the Plague, I've been following this one for awhile, when first talked about by Intel, it was the best thing since sliced bread. But the cells do not last, they fail far too early for me to consider adding to my rig. Check out .... https://www.semiaccurate.com/2017/08/07/intel-xpointoptane-still-doesnt-work-right/


It comes with a 5 year warranty. This storage will outlast any alternative storage device according to reviews and benchmarks.
I get similar performance with 2x Samsung 250GB 960 Evo M.2 in RAID 0. Much cheaper too.
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