Tomorrow Intel will show journalists Optane SSD-based memory 3D XPoint, but, apparently, miracles don’t happen

Back in the summer of 2015 Intel and Micron showed a completely new type of nonvolatile memory, which is much faster than conventional NAND memory. On the basis of memory 3D XPoint we were promised solid-state drives, which, respectively, will be much faster than classic models.

This was confirmed by the demonstration of Intel, which was conducted a year ago. Since then, some new details about a data SSD was not. And here’s the source reports that Intel is finally ready to reveal the veil of secrecy over new devices. March 15 during the event, the processor giant will tell journalists about the memory and SSD 3D XPoint Optane.

But there is a lot of interesting nuances. First, according to the source, the event will invite only «trusted» journalists who, for one reason or another cannot or do not want Intel to ask uncomfortable questions. And these questions, according to the source, very much. In General, the resource SemiAccurate believes that Intel has a huge problems with the debugging memory 3D XPoint and, hence, with the drives based on it. The essence is to ensure that the memory settings are far from those that we were promised initially.

These issues are supposedly the reason that we have yet to see the finished products on sale and don’t even know when Intel is going to release them.

As for the event, Intel is preparing to show two SSD. One made in the format M. 2, and is intended for the consumer segment and model DC P4800X focused on cloud storage. Confirming the charges, a source tells that the declared resource DC P4800X 3-6 times higher than the fastest Intel-based conventional flash memory. On the one hand, it’s a lot. On the other, originally we were promised the superiority of three orders of magnitude! To this are added and performance issues in certain modes.



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