Friday September 21, 2018

Intels Adds 1.5TB Capacity to Optane 905P

The PCIe and U.2 versions of the Intel Optane 905P SSD just got a capacity bump to 1.5TB. Just like the 960GB version of the drive, the new SSD can do 575K random read IOPS and 550K write IOPS, and has an I/O latency of under 11 microseconds. There's no word on whether the M.2 version of the drive will get a 1.5TB version as well.

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Intel didn't reveal pricing for the new drives and we haven't seen them at e-tail yet. We can, however, do some back-of-the-envelope math. Newegg has the 960-GB Optane SSD 905P for $1200. Assuming linear scaling, that would put the new 1.5-TB version at around $1800. Likewise, since the 480-GB U.2 unit sells for $550, we figure that the 960-GB take on that form factor should command somewhere around $1100, while the 1.5-TB version should go for $1750.