Intel’s new Optane SSDs are superfast and can even work as extra RAM
Intel’s new Optane SSDs are finally coming to regular PCs with the Optane SSD 900P. They’re superfast, with Intel claiming sequential read speeds up to 2,500 MB/s and sequential write speeds at up to 2,000 MB/s, via ZDNet.
If you haven’t been keeping up with all the latest and greatest in solid-state hard drive technology, Optane is Intel’s branding for products that use the company’s 3D XPoint memory, which it claims offers denser storage than DRAM, while still being dramatically faster than a traditional NAND SSD. In other words: it’s trying to bridge the gap between the high-speed but low-capacity flash memory your computer uses for RAM and the high-story but relatively low speed memory used in SSDs.
Intel says that…