16GB Intel M10 Optane M.2 SSD $15.50 New?

thetoad

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right, thats my thinking about it, but I'm not sure of a good way to secure it that its not seriously janky. my original point was that I can imagine that there would be a market for optane tech in seriously high endurance usb keys (i.e. 10k to 20k rewrites), not for the best performance.
 
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triples

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Isn't 16gb version widely available for $10ish? There is no warranty anyway unless new with retail packaging.
 

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They seem to be about $20 each, so more expensive than the storage stick.
Find a new Nvme for 40US$ with this endurance and flexibility considering storage choices and the heavy logging eg. Proxmox is doing. With some boards, you have to buy NVMe PCIe adapter ranging ~20US$ as well. If the board doesn't have an NVMe slot, there's no other choice. As a simple and reliable OS drive, these are perfect.

Hmmm ... For non-US it's 15US$ and no shipping costs vs 10US$ and 15+US$ shipping costs.
 
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Sean Ho

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This listing is USD $10 + free shipping to US. Certainly, availability and pricing will be different elsewhere.

Here's a [PCIe m.2 M-key adapter for USD $6](https://www.ebay.com/itm/274523163711) + free US shipping from a known-good US seller. There are similar adapters for $3 from China, shipped free worldwide, which likely work just fine since they're essentially passive. The rear bracket isn't necessary; m.2 is very small and light. I have several NVMe sticks running on similar adapters.
 

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Find a new Nvme for 40US$ with this endurance and flexibility considering storage choices and the heavy logging eg. Proxmox is doing. With some boards, you have to buy NVMe PCIe adapter ranging ~20US$ as well. If the board doesn't have an NVMe slot, there's no other choice. As a simple and reliable OS drive, these are perfect.
I must have misunderstood since I thought the task was finding a high endurance bootable USB flash storage solution. I could use a few of those myself! If one has a bootable NVMe slot or even a PCIe slot available, then the solutions are more clearly at hand.
 

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I've got a handful I bought intended to use them for encrypted swap space on a few machines with extra pcie lanes. They aren't really worth the money or lane use though