Like the previous years, the Intel 750 Series SSDs, the Optane SSD 900P drive enjoys the data center's descent. They use the same control chip as the DC P4800X, although different firmware omits some data center-specific functionality.
Intel said Optane's main selling point is ultra-low latency (10 microseconds or less) for nonvolatile devices and high random I / O performance for typical low-level queues for desktop workloads. As with its Optane Memory caching device, the Optane SSD provides high performance response at random workloads. Due to its low latency, Optane offers higher performance than those of NAND devices at low queue depths.
Intel's own tests show that the Optane SSD DC P4800X can serve workloads within 30 microseconds, even at 2GB / s random write pressure. Intel also highlighted Optane's endurance: the 480GB drive was written with a staggering amount of 8.76 PB, as a reference, which was about seven times that of the Samsung 960 Pro 2TB NAND SSD data.