Intel announces Optane 800P SSD for the rest of us

Intel announces Optane 800P SSD for the rest of us


We've been waiting for this: Intel announced the first consumer Optane SSD on Tuesday at CES. 

Dubbed the 800P, Intel said two models of the 800P will ship in M.2 trim: a 58GB version and a 118GB version. Both will be bootable and will come with a two-lane (x2) PCIe configuration. The drives are rated to write more than 200GB per day.

The 800P is the third of Intel's much-hyped Optane drives. The first was Optane Memory; it used a 16GB or 32GB drive as a cache along with a mechanical drive and was intended for mainstream consumers. The second drive, the 280GB or 480GB 900P, is a high-performance PCIe device aimed at enthusiasts. It ranges in cost from $400 to $600. 

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