Intel announces its first hyperfast Optane SSD for desktop PCs

We have been hearing a lot about Intel’s crazy fast Optane SSDs, but it was never available for general consumers. Intel is changing that today by announcing the launch of the Intel Optane SSD 900P Series, the first SSD for desktop PC and workstation users.

The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series will offer low latency and great random read and write performance at low queue depths. Intel even claims that it will be four times faster than competitive NAND-based SSDs. Consumers doing 3D rendering, complex simulations, and more will find this Optane SSDs really helpful in their everyday workflow. These SSDs are up to 22 times more endurance than other drives. Check out the specs below.

“The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series brings the workstation-class performance and industry-leading endurance of Intel Optane technology to a client SSD for the first time, and we know end users will find exciting ways to take advantage of the drive to do great things,” said Bill Leszinske, Intel vice president, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, and director of strategic planning, marketing and business development. “We are eager to see the possibilities unlocked by software developers, like Roberts Space Industries with Star Citizen, and the SSD to offer users new ways to use larger data sets and more complex workloads to do more.”

Initially, Intel will be offering the Optane SSDs in 280GB and 480GB capacities. And they will in two different form factors: a PCIe Add-In Card and a 2.5″ U.2 drive with an SFF-8639 connector. The 280GB capacity SSD will cost $389.99. The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series is now available through retailers worldwide. For a limited time, purchase an Intel Optane SSD 900P and get an exclusive in-game Sabre Raven ship and free Star Citizen game.

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