Intel discontinues all consumer Optane only SSD products

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BoredSysadmin

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IMHO the only perfect fit for Optane in the "consumer" is as a ZFS ZIL drive, but that stretches the definition of typical consumer usage.
Otherwise, the lower latency didn't make much sense as a pricier NVMe (NAND) SSD alternative.
 

T_Minus

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I've ran the optane in my desktop since they came out, was it like going from SSD to NVME no, but it was a noticeable decrease in latency.

I haven't run PCIE4 NVME with high cache, so maybe it's not a big deal anymore ?
 
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gea

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Optane is much better than needed and way too expensive for the consumer market. For the enterprise market the above are not good enough (lack of guaranteed plp).

As long as I can buy a datacenter Optane 4801 up from 100GB as an Slog or super performance critical use cases, everything is ok.
 
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Patrick

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The challenge Intel has is that the Optane drives are very high $/GB now that QLC is out. Optane pricing is not falling as fast.

I somewhat understand why. A consumer looking at a 2TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD or a 300-480GB Optane drive at a similar price is likely to go with the larger capacity drive.
 

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IMHO the only perfect fit for Optane in the "consumer" is as a ZFS ZIL drive, but that stretches the definition of typical consumer usage.
Otherwise, the lower latency didn't make much sense as a pricier NVMe (NAND) SSD alternative.
I've got my hands on a slightly used 900p a year ago. I've used it in different roles but the latency advantage wasn't that pronounced and my ZFS needs don't include sync writes. I though quite a bit about selling it for a nice profit but decided to try out lvmcache with two 5TB Toshiba drives in my main workstation. I am very pleased with the performance and now use it mainly as a storage backend for my libvirt and kubernetes homelab environment.

I am a bit sad to see them got bt they where just too expensive and had too low capacity.
 
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