AT Deals: Intel Optane 905p 960 GB SSD at Newegg for $350

Right now at Newegg, users can find the Intel Optane 905P 960 GB U.2 SSD for its lowest price ever. It has a recommended price of $700 but can be purchased today for $350 when using promo code SSBZ827.

The Optane drive family stands out for its durability and high-performance capability with small reads and writes, which in certain workloads still exceeds the latest generation of NAND-based SSDs. The Optane drive family also stands out for normally being very expensive, making this offer quite the bargain. It’s available with free shipping, and the deal is scheduled to expire on December 9th.

Intel Optane 905P 960 GB U.2 SSD: was $700, now $350 at Newegg with Promo Code

The Intel Optane 905P 960 GB first launched in the third quarter of 2018. It comes in a U.2 form factor (with included U.2 to M.2 adapter) running a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, and is backed by Intel's unique 3D XPoint memory for storage.

Under optimal conditions, the 960 GB 905p can reach sequential read/write rates as high as 2600/2200 MB/s. But the real magic is in its high sustained read/write IOPS rates of over 500K each.

Like the rest of Intel's 3D XPoint-based Optane product lineup, the 905p family is in the process of being discontinued by Intel. And while Intel has not declared an official Optane fire sale, it's clear that either Intel or its distributors are looking to unload a large cache of 960 GB drives, and are cutting prices significantly to do so. So for any tech enthusiast that wants to get their hands on a large capacity implementation of Intel's unique, high-performance Optane storage technology, this marks the best chance yet – and perhaps the final one.

Because this is a high-endurance SSD, it has an expected MTBF of 1.6 million hours. It’s supported by a limited 5-year warranty from Intel that voids should the drive somehow reach 17,500 TBW.

Visit the Intel Optane 905P 960 GB U.2 SSD product page at Newegg for more details and purchase options. Be sure to use promo code SSBZ827 at checkout to redeem the discount.


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