I real world tested it. The benchmarks show the high performance at high queue depth, as expected. My workload, the reason I bought it, does not spend much time at high queue depths, though, and the overall benefit for me isn't that significant. In retrospect, I probably could have done more testing of my workload in advance and seen this coming, but the deal was too good to pass up. I'll use an S3700 instead. What I really probably need is to run everything in a memory, but, for that, I'd need a new system, and I don't see any appealing deals at the moment (thought hard about some Natex deals, but I think I'd prefer to wait and get something newer).
So I purchased Logan's drive.. did anyone happen to find a source for the "HP maintenance CD"? Preferably downloadable?I was told it might work with a HP maintenance CD in a non HP server but never got my hands on one to try it out
Intel DC P3700 400GB NVMe SSD U.2 2.5" Form Factor HP P/N 764891-001 MO0400KEFHN
From a helpful Ebay seller
Edit2: Its actually listed on the drive if I check the pics of the other seller. Same drive as yours btw, just a tad more expensive.
I've actually seen this seller let a number of very high end drives go at bargain basement prices.. often on no reserve auctions. His listed location is 15 miles from my house....The same seller is selling these drives on eBay again. The price has risen to USD450.
NEW/SEALED INTEL SSD DC P3700 SERIES 400GB SSDPE2MD400G4P SAS | eBay