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Intel launches their 800p series of 3D Xpoint M.2 SSDs

Are these sizes large enough for a modern system?

Intel releases their 800p series of 3D Xpoint M.2 SSDs

Intel launches their 800p series of 3D Xpoint M.2 SSDs

Intel has officially launched their 800p series of M.2 3D Xpoint SSDs, offering capacities that fit in-between the company's 900p PCIe SSDs and their 16/32GB Optane system accelerator modules.  

These SSDs are designed the be used as boot drives or for the storage of I/O heavy apps, offering capacities of 60GB and 120GB, offering endurance ratings of 200GB/day with a five-year warranty. These capacities will not be enough for most users, though it is undoubtedly a step in the right direction for Optane. Hopefully, this release will eventually lead to a more usable 240GB version in the future, depending on whether Intel can create higher capacity Xpoint modules moving forward. 

Sadly no performance information has been released about this drive, but expect to see high levels of performance at low queue depths and the SSD to easily saturate the 2x PCIe 3.0 lanes it uses to connect to a PC. Pricing also remains unknown. 

  

Intel releases their 800p series of 3D Xpoint M.2 SSDs

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