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Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:38 am

So the rumored 900P SSDs that use Optane are launching today. Here's a story with some details.

Anandtech just posted a review to the 280GB model.

While certainly not cheap, the prices are actually not anywhere near as high as what many people were expecting for such a high-performance product.

The 480GB model has an MSRP of $699 and the 280GB model comes in at $389.

To put that in perspective, the first enterprise Optane SSD, the P4800X, which debuted in March of this year, was over $1500 for a 375GB model.
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Re: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:26 pm

After seeing the reviews go up I pre-ordered one from Newegg. They were expected to arrive today, but they haven't changed the order status...and of course Newegg's live chat is down for maintenance tonight...hoping this isn't another Vega, Coffee Lake, Ryzen(?), Geforce 1000 series, etc, "launch".
 
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Re: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:13 pm

evilpaul wrote:
After seeing the reviews go up I pre-ordered one from Newegg. They were expected to arrive today, but they haven't changed the order status...and of course Newegg's live chat is down for maintenance tonight...hoping this isn't another Vega, Coffee Lake, Ryzen(?), Geforce 1000 series, etc, "launch".


I know there may not have been stock anywhere else, but everyone should really stop using Newegg if they can. Not only are their prices not any better these days (for the most part), but they've recently been accused of bank fraud too. They just aren't the same company (literally) that they used to be 10-15 years ago.
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Re: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:10 am

I've mostly switched to Amazon and/or Microcenter lately for the reasons you mentioned prior to the bank fraud accusations this past week. If they don't show by Wednesday I'm just going to cancel and pick one up when it's no longer just yet another (hopefully potential) paper launch.
 
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Re: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:34 am

DancinJack wrote:

I know there may not have been stock anywhere else, but everyone should really stop using Newegg if they can. Not only are their prices not any better these days (for the most part), but they've recently been accused of bank fraud too. They just aren't the same company (literally) that they used to be 10-15 years ago.

Don't discount Newegg just because they've been accused of something.

Discount Newegg because their service, prices, and shipping speeds have all fallen by the wayside in the past 5 or so years.
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Re: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:53 am

I switched to Microcenter for the year or so where they were on my way home from work. Now it's mostly Amazon for me.
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Re: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:21 pm

It's mostly Amazon for me now also. I stopped using Newegg years ago for the reasons Waco listed. It seemed like Newegg was trying to become the next Amazon when they started carrying stuff other than hardware, but they were never really able to make it work very well.
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Re: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:28 pm

I was impressed with the new Optane drives. Was interesting to note no DRAM cache, and that perf doesn't matter between capacities. No need for garbage collection or wear leveling either. Couldn't be any more different than SSDs. Far cry from those silly caching Optane drives Intel was pushing. Will be interesting to see how much further prices might drop in a few more generations of the tech.

As for Newegg, there are no Microcenter's or Fry's Electronics in town. Newegg is one of the last etailers to not charge tax, and as I refuse to pay for Prime, Newegg winds up being cheaper for shipping as well.
 
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Re: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:02 pm

Just ordered a 900P 280GB 2.5" drive, comes tomorrow. :)

I paid £379 for it

Super excited, but I doubt I'm going to see a massive difference since my only workload is games. But we shall see.
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Re: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:31 pm

Wren wrote:
Just ordered a 900P 280GB 2.5" drive, comes tomorrow. :)

I paid £379 for it

Super excited, but I doubt I'm going to see a massive difference since my only workload is games. But we shall see.


I think you probably will. Flash is awesome at latency, but beyond a certain point that only helps so much. You can see this in many reviews where people compare game loading times - frequently the holdup is in file decompression in memory, not disk access.

3dXpoint excels at queue depths 1 and 2 where home desktops live. Sure, Flash can get you insane speeds at higher queue depths, but no game PC ever sees those outside of disk tests.

Read the chart and weep: https://images.anandtech.com/graphs/gra ... rst-rr.png

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