Intel Just Announced 375GB SSD Which Can Be Used As RAM

Intel unveiled the Optane SSD DC P4800X. Optane SSD DC P4800X is a 375GB SSD (Solid State Drive) which is designed for the NVMe and PCI Express slots in servers. The best part is it can be used as RAM.

Intel Just Announced 375GB SSD Which Can Be Used As RAM

Well, if we take a look way back in 2015, then we will know about 3D Xpoint Memory which was announced by Intel and Micron. Both the companies claimed that 3D Xpoint Memory would be 1,000 times faster than the modern SSDs. Well, this new class of memory was advertised both as non-volatile as well as system memory.

That simply means that this new type of memory can replace both a PCs SSD and RAM. Well, in the year 2015 Intel claimed that 3D Xpoint Memory is the significant breakthrough in the storage field. Now, based on this superfast 3D storage tech, Intel unveiled the Optane SSD DC P4800X.

Intel’s Optane SSD DC P4800X is a 375GB SSD (Solid State Drive) which is designed for the NVMe and PCI Express slots in servers. Let me tell you Intel’s Optane SSD DC 94800X is a product that is heavily focused on Datacenter with huge read/write loads and low latency, and the best part is it can be used as RAM.

Intel claims it is “the first product to combine the attributes of memory and storage,” and it was the world’s most responsive data center solid state drive. If you want to know the specification of Optane SSD DC P4800X here it is:

CapacityLatencyQuality of Service: 99.999%ThroughputEnduranceForm Factor
375 GB<10µs4 KB random queue depth1, read/write: <60/100 µs

4 KB random queue depth 16, read/write: <150/200 µs
IOPs random 4 KB read/write: up to 550,000/500,000

IOPS random 4 KB 70/30 mixed read/write: up to 500,000
30 DWPD; 12.3 petabytes written (PBW)AIC (HHHL)

Source: Intel

Right now it is available in limited quantity, and it carries the price tag of $1,520. According to Ars Technica “In the second quarter, a 750GB PCIe model, and a 375GB model in the U.2 form factor will be released, and in the second half of the year, a 1.5TB PCIe card, and 750GB and 1.5TB U.2 stick, are planned.”

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