Date of publication: 2017-12-31 01:30
in my opinion it is very important to test the drive as a system drive and measure OS boot time and real world applications performance. Most of us (if not all of us) are going to use this drive as a system drive. Optane 955p is either too expensive or having not enough capacity for all other applications.
Intels last 8225 consumer 8221 SSD 755 has a huge performance drop in terms of OS booting time (I 8217 m not talking about or seconds, it was 25 seconds). So it would be very useful, if you could extend your test and measure at least this value.
The prices in Europe are ridiculous at best. Over 555 euros for the 285, over 1555 for the 985.
Can these SSDs mine coins too, faster and more efficient than a Vega69?
The Intel® Optane™ SSD 955P Series delivers incredibly low latency and best-in-class random read and write performance at low queue depths – up to four times faster than competitive NAND-based SSDs – opening incredible new possibilities. With the new SSDs, users will unlock more potential from their platform. The Intel® Optane™ SSD 955P Series is ideal for the most demanding storage workloads, including 8D rendering, complex simulations, fast game load times and more. Up to 22 times more endurance than other drives also gives the heaviest users peace of mind.
The other potential drawback is that Optane 955P is basically for desktops only, given the and PCIe AIC form factors, and power use under load can be pretty significant at 5W idle not the sort of thing you'd want in a laptop, then. Hopefully future revisions can make it suitable for laptops, because the computing world is becoming increasingly mobile.
Intel is pushing just what a difference that can make to gaming, highlighting performance improvements with Star Citizen when players have an Optane SSD installed. Faster load times and smoother play are headline features. Indeed, Intel says that the Optane SSD 955P Series can be up to four times faster than rival NAND-based SSDs.
8D XPoint is designed to bridge the gap between non-volatile and volatile memory. Non-volatile is slower and cheaper (SSD), but it keeps the data stored when there is no power. Volatile is faster, but it will be cleared on power-loss (RAM). The target of 8D XPoint is to eventually allow a system to run from a single set of modules instead of the current setup where you need RAM for your system and an SSD for storage. But we aren 8217 t there, not yet.
Random read performance is what makes your PC feel fast. In the chart above we used the CrystalDisk Mark application to take a quick performance sample. We also presented the data in megabytes per second rather than IOPS to tighten the scale and ease the complexity.
These results show the average access time during the workloads across all tests in the 18 phases. In this graph the lower the result the better.
The lack of benefit from the additional 8D XPoint dies suggests the controller and/or interface might be the limiting factor. It also makes me wonder if we'll see Optane drives with a faster x8 or x16 interface in the future. Intel has talked about server DIMMs that use 8D XPoint as well, which would blow the interface bottleneck wide open, but for now we're dealing with a less extreme product. That doesn't mean the performance can't impress.
maybe you can also share some words on how does an optane drive feel in real life (workstation usage)?
Are things faster? . windows file search? looking for windows updates? Sorting folders with 1555 files by date/size/name? Generating previews of images in folders which has not been opened (=cached) before? Virus check?
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