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Intel Optane SSD 905P 960GB AIC NVMe PCIe SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 9, 2018 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 100%Manufacturer: Intel

Intel Optane SSD 905P 960GB AIC PCIe NVMe SSD

 

 

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Intel's Optane SSD 905P packaging is one of the most attractive we've seen.

 

 

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The back of the packaging features an image of the enclosed SSD, lists a bit of pertinent information about the enclosed SSD, its warranty, form factor, and included optional low-profile bracket.

 

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The drive and additional mounting bracket are cradled in dense foam rubber cut-outs.

 

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The front of the drive is covered by a full-length aluminum heat sink. LED's are striped along the edges.

 

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The rear of the drive is covered by protective metal plate. There is a manufacturer label located close to the mounting bracket.

 

We will not be doing a teardown for fear of damaging the drive. We can tell you what is on the inside though. The 905P is powered by a 7-channel Intel NVMe controller. The 905P 960GB AIC is populated with (28) 3D XPoint memory packages. 7x32GB+7x64GB front and 14x32GB rear - 1,120GB in total. Optane memory media does not require overprovisioning, so we assume the extra capacity is used for ECC and redundancy. The 905P is a DRAM-less design.

 

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There are airflow vent holes located at the mounting bracket and airflow channels that open at the back of the heat sink.

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