14 September 2018
Intel has launched 1.5TB capacity variant of its Optane SSD 905p optane drive series. This is the highest capacity optane drive from the company as previously, it used to offer only 480GB and 960GB capacity models. The newest variant has been announced in three form-factors: U.2, HHHL (half height, half length), and AIC (add in-card).
The internal architecture and all the hardware specifications remain the same as the major difference only being the increased storage space. It means it is still built on Intel's 3D XPoint memory technology. It is claimed to offer random read and write speeds up to 2.7GBps and 2.2GBps respectively. As for IOPS, the random read and write are listed at up to 575,000 and 550,000 IOPS respectively at 4KB Random.
Intel is also touting the drive's durability to lure more professionals towards buying one.
"The Intel Optane SSD 905P provides an industry-leading 10 DWPD, making it the highest endurance client SSD in the market today. Professionals with the most demanding storage workloads can now tackle even bigger projects with peace of mind, counting on years of performance without the need for frequent drive replacements."
There are no words on the pricing yet but considering that the 960GB variant of the Intel Optane SSD 905p costs about $1200, one can expect the 1.5TB variant to cost even higher. This premium pricing also makes it clear that one is unlikely to see regular users or even gamers making use of the drive. But if you want to know all the technical details about the optane drive, click the source link below.