Intel increases 905P Optane SSD capacities to 1.5TB

Intel Optane SSD 905P grows to 1.5TB for both AIC and U.2 models.

@ChrisRamseyer
Published Fri, Sep 21 2018 4:20 AM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:18 PM CDT

The world's fastest consumer SSD gets a capacity upgrade. Intel's Optane SSD 905P moves to a massive 1.5TB for both the add-in card (AIC) and U.2 form factors.

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The move isn't entirely out of the blue or surprising. Intel's data center version, DC P4800X, already sports a 1.5TB capacity. Today's announcement shows the add-in card series getting a new 1.5TB part number. The company starting shipping a 960GB size back in May when the 905P first game to market. The U.2 form factor gains two new capacities today, 960 GB and 1.5TB. The Optane 905P U.2 previously only shipped in a 480GB size.

Performance Over Capacity No More

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Early Optane SSD adapters had to take performance over capacity but that is no longer the case. 1.5TB is larger than most enthusiast's current boot drive. The 905P now offers the best of both worlds, as long as you can afford it. Intel didn't release pricing details today but we should see the three new SKUs online soon. You can get a head start on saving.

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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