Intel has quietly begun delivery its Optane SSD DC P5810X drives, which could possibly be its final storage gadget based mostly on the 3D XPoint reminiscence. The brand new SSDs supply extraordinarily excessive efficiency and supreme sturdiness at 100 drive writes per day (DWPD). Nonetheless, they’re hardly totally different from the unique Optane SSD DC P5800X-series merchandise. So, what would you count on from the deceased Optane division?
Intel’s Optane SSD DC P5810X sequence presently contains 400GB and 800GB fashions that are available a 2.5-inch U.2 type issue with a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface. The drives sport efficiency figures as much as 7200 MBps sequential learn pace in addition to as much as 5400 MBps (800GB SKU) or 6000 MBps (400GB SKU) sequential write pace (such speeds make these drives one of many finest SSDs at present). As for random learn/write efficiency, the drives are able to as much as 1.5M/1.38M IOPS at a 5 µs learn/write latency.
The primary promoting level of those drives is, in fact, their endurance ranking of 100 DWPD, one thing that typical 3D NAND-based merchandise can not supply, which is why Kioxia has XL-NAND and Samsung has Z-NAND (and which nonetheless can not match the endurance of Intel’s Optane DC).
Intel’s Optane SSD DC P5810X line belongs to the codenamed Alder Stream household of drives, which already contains P5800X-series merchandise, so it’s logical to count on the brand new merchandise to make use of comparable controllers and 3D XPoint reminiscence media. In the meantime, the brand new P5810X drives have a significantly larger energetic energy ranking than their P5810X brethren, which on the one hand, implies that they will maintain excessive temperatures for extended intervals (but they aren’t going larger than 70°C), however however signifies their decrease their financial effectivity.
We have no idea how precisely Intel plans to place the brand new P5810X SSDs in opposition to current P5800X drives. Intel has barely ever publicly talked about its Optane SSD DC P5810X drives. We solely learn about them as a result of these units (together with their Optane SSD DC P5811X counterparts in ruler type issue) handed NVMe interoperability exams early this 12 months on the College of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (the primary validator of NVMe-compliant SSDs and controllers).
Maybe crucial factor concerning the Optane SSD DC P5810X and Optane SSD DC P5811X is that these are in all probability the final 3D XPoint drives ever launched by Intel, as the corporate formally killed its Optane enterprise earlier this 12 months. We don’t know how lengthy Intel plans to ship its 3D XPoint-based merchandise, although we’re positive that the corporate doesn’t intend to provide 3D XPoint units with a PCIe Gen5 interface.