Intel Optane memory M15 promises faster performance

Intel’s Optane memory solutions are basically a small, speedy SSDs that you can use along with a larger hard drive or solid state drive to boost performance of a PC. The newest version is called Intel Optane Memory M15, and according to Intel it’s faster than the previous-gen M10 SSD, but it also consumes less […]

Intel unveils Optane persistent memory: 3D Xpoint DIMMs for data centers

When Intel first unveiled its Optane line of products based on 3D Xpoint technology, the company promised to blur the lines between traditional SSDs and RAM by offering non-volatile memory like an SSD, but read and write speeds that came close to what you’d expect from memory. So far Intel has primarily focused on the […]

Intel Optane SSD 905P offers super-fast storage (super-pricey too)

Intel’s latest solid state drive featuring 3D Xpoint technology is the company’s fastest yet. The Intel Optane SSD 905P supports sequential read/write speeds up to 2600 MB/s and 2200 MB/s, respectively, and Random 4K read/write speeds of 575,000/550,000 IOPS. Real-world performance will likely be lower, but early benchmarks suggest the new SSD is the fastest […]

Intel launches Optane 800P SSD for mainstream consumers (speedy, pricey storage)

It’s been about a year since Intel launched its first Optane storage for mainstream computers. But the first consumer solid state drives to use 3D Xpoint technology were pretty expensive when you looked at the price-per gigabyte, which is one of the reasons Intel decided to launch low-capacity drives meant to be used alongside a […]

Intel Optane Memory launches for $44 and up (speedy cache compliments your hard drive)

Intel’s first consumer-grade 3D Xpoint memory solution is going on sale this week. First unveiled in March, Intel Optane Memory is basically a small solid state drive using a new type of memory technology and designed to be paired with a hard drive to offer the best of both worlds: the large storage capacity of […]

Intel’s speedy Optane storage coming to consumer PCs next month (in small, affordable doses)

Intel’s Optane memory offers speeds that are almost as fast as what you’d expect from RAM. But unlike DRAM, Optane is non-volatile, which means that you won’t lose any data if you turn off your computer. Earlier this month Intel launched the first Optane solid state drive. But that 375GB SSD is designed for enterprise […]

Intel launches its first Optane SSD with 3D XPoint memory (for enterprise)

Almost two years after Intel and Micron unveiled a new type of solid state storage said to be up to 1,000 times faster than flash, Intel is finally launching a commercial product that uses 3D XPoint technology. It’s called the Intel Optane P4800X, and it’s a solid state drive designed for enterprise applications. It’s also […]

Micron’s QuantX 3D Xpoint storage coming in late 2017, will challenge Intel Optane

The first Intel Optane storage products should begin shipping soon, and it’s expected to show up in some laptop and desktop computers that launch in early 2017. Optane storage is expected to be up to 10 times as fast as the flash storage used in most existing solid state drives. While the first Optane products are expected […]