Intel is to cease producing its devoted Optane solid-state drives for the buyer market.
Intel mentioned: “Intel is not going to present a brand new massive capability Optane Reminiscence SSD as a transition product for the shopper market phase. Intel will give attention to the brand new Optane Reminiscence H20 with Stable State Storage for the shopper market phase.”
The H20 product isn’t a devoted Optane drive, however reasonably a conventional SSD with QLC flash twinned with Optane reminiscence. Primarily these are cache drives, that are sped up a bit by the small quantity of Optane reminiscence on-board, however aren’t practically as quick because the devoted drives which might be being discontinued.
The H20 is designed extra for laptops or small form-factor PCs and OEM utilization (PC makers), and was solely recently revealed at the close of 2020.
Transport by way of February
The aforementioned M10, 800P, 900P and 905P fashions are actually formally discontinued, though remaining items will nonetheless be delivery till February 26. So if you need one among these Optane SSDs, now can be a very good time to make a transfer.
Intel isn’t abandoning fully-fledged Optane SSDs completely, although, as there will probably be a second-gen Optane product for the server market within the type of the P5800X. Nevertheless, it doesn’t appear seemingly that this will probably be a client providing in any form or kind.