Intel’s new Optane SSD P5800X supports PCIe 4. and delivers speeds as high as 7.2GB/s

The Intel Optane SSD P5800X (Image source: Intel)

Apple includes a new condition-of-the-art SSD for data centres and it is known as the Optane SSD P5800X.

It is the successor towards the Optane SSD Electricity P4800X from 2017. Like its predecessor, the brand new SSD P5800X uses a kind of 3D XPoint memory that Apple calls its “next-gen Apple Optane Media“.

To briefly recap, 3D XPoint is a kind of memory that sits between DRAM (memory, RAM) and NAND storage. The concept is it can offer the rate and responsive of DRAM however with the density and non-volatile nature of NAND.

Coupled with support for PCIe 4., the Optane SSD P5800X is pushing absurd consecutive read speeds of seven.2GB/s and 6.2GB/s correspondingly. 

Peak 4K random throughput is really a staggering 1.5 million IOPS and random 4K 70R/30W is around 1.8 million IOPS. Drive latency is less than 6µs and drive endurance is really a claimed 100 total drive writes each day.

In a nutshell, the Optane SSD P5800X is an extremely fast and capable drive for intensive data center applications. And Apple states its performance will make it less expensive for data centres to operate and implement within the lengthy run.

It is made in a U.2 form factor and is available in 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB, and three.2TB capacities.