Intel Optane 905P SSDPE21D960GAM3 960GB PCIe NVMe 3.0 Solid State Drive, 3D XPoint w/ M.2 Adapter


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Enterprise Grade

Capacity: 960GB

Speed: Solid State Memory

Interface Types: NVMe U.2, NVMe M.2, PCIe

Form Factor: 2.5inx15mm SFF Server Drive

Encryption/SED Supported

Sector Size: 512 / 512e

Sustained Throughput: 2600/2200

Average Seek Time: 10 µs / 10 µs

Electrical Interface: PCIe - v3.0 - 16GBps


SSD Endurance DWPD: Enterprise Write Intensive

Intel Optane SSDPE21D960GAM3 960GB 2.5-Inch SFF 905P Series 3D XPoint SED PCIe 3.0 NVMe Solid State Drive w/ M.2 Adapter - Brand New

Intel Optane SSDPE21D960GAM3 960GB U.2 2.5" SFF / Small Form Factor 905P Series 3D XPoint MU / Mixed UseDrive Writes Per Day / DWPD-10 Self Encrypting / SED Peripheral Component Interface Express / PCI Express / PCIe 3.0 Non-Volatile Memory Express / NVM Express /NVMe Solid State Drive / SSD with M.2 Adapter Cable - Brand New

Intel Optane SSD 905P Series for Demanding Storage Workloads

Intel Optane SSD 905P delivers breakthrough performance to meet the most demanding storage workloads in your desktop or client single-user workstations.

The Intel Optane SSD 905P is designed for the most demanding storage workloads in client systems, delivering high random read/write performance coupled with low latency and industry-leading endurance. 1 Built with Intel Optane technology, a revolutionary class of non-volatile memory, the Intel Optane SSD 905P is empowering professional users, content creators, and enthusiasts to extract greater platform performance.

Breakthrough Performance for Workstations
The Intel Optane SSD 905P delivers read/write performance optimized for client workstations. The performance and responsiveness of the SSD 905P means the processor can spend less time waiting and more time computing, resulting in greatly increased efficiency.

With exceptional random storage performance of up to 575K/550K IOPs (4K random reads/writes), and low latency of less than 11μs, 2 these key capabilities make the SSD 905P a highly responsive client storage solution. The SSD 905P also enables software developers to optimize applications to take advantage of the unique attributes of Intel Optane technology: Low latency, and high throughput at low queue depth.

High Endurance Ensures Storage Reliability
The ability to deliver these levels of performance with large and demanding workstation workloads also requires high endurance to ensure storage reliability.

The Intel Optane SSD 905P provides an industry-leading 10 DWPD, making it the highest endurance client SSD in the market today.1 Professionals with the most demanding storage workloads can now tackle even bigger projects with peace of mind, counting on years of performance without the need for frequent drive replacements.

New Possibilities with Higher Capacity
The Intel Optane SSD 905P U.2 and AIC form factors introduce high capacities allowing users to handle large data sets to better extract the value of Intel Optane technology with workloads that place heavy demands on the storage I/O subsystem. The slim new M.2 form factor offers increased versatility.

3D XPoint Technology Architecture
The 3D XPoint technology innovative, transistor-less cross point architecture creates a three-dimensional checkerboard where memory cells sit at the intersection of word lines and bit lines, allowing the cells to be addressed individually. As a result, data can be written and read in small sizes, leading to fast and efficient read/write processes.

3D XPoint Memory Innovations

Cross Point Array Structure
Perpendicular conductors connect 128 billion densely packed memory cells. Each memory cell stores a single bit of data. This compact structure results in high performance and high density.

The initial technology stores 128Gb per die across two stacked memory layers. Future generations of this technology can increase the number of memory layers and/or use traditional lithographic pitch scaling to increase die capacity.

Memory cells are written or read by varying the amount of voltage sent to each selector. This eliminates the need for transistors, increasing capacity and reducing cost.

Fast Switching Cell
With a small cell size, fast switching selector, low-latency cross point array, and fast write algorithm, the cell is able to switch states faster than any existing nonvolatile memory technologies today.

Product and Performance Information

1Endurance defined as the total amount of data that can be written to the SSD in drive writes per day (DWPD). Intel Optane 905P 960GB @ 10DWPD = 17.52 petabytes written (PBW). Market leading drives compared based on specs: Adata XPG SX8200 (480GB) 320 terabytes written (TBW), Samsung 860 Pro (1TB) 1,200 TBW, Samsung 970 Pro (1TB) 1,200 TBW, Crucial MX500 (500GB) 180 TWB, Western Digital Black (1TB) 600 TBW.

2 System configuration: Motherboard: X299 ASUS Tiachi ASROCK; Processor: Intel Core i9-7900X; BIOS Version 2.0; Windows 10 (x64), version 17134.228; Graphics card: ASUS ROG STRIX GTX1080 with NVIDIA GeFORCE GTX 1080; Memory: Corsair Vengeance DDR4 32GB (4x8GB) Frequency 3000 MHz CMR32GX4M4C3000C15; Benchmark: IOMeter 1.01. Measured on 480GB AIC.


This drive is compatible with servers and arrays that accept 2.5” 15mm PCIe / NVMe drives

Intel Optane SSD 905P Series
960GB, 2.5in PCIe x4, 3D XPoint
Model NumberSSDPE21D960GAM3
Stock CodeSSU2-i905-Intel Optane SSD 905P Series
Product CollectionIntel Optane SSD 905P Series
Code NameProducts formerly Mansion Beach
Launch DateQ3'18
Lithography Type3D XPoint
SSD Type20nm
DWPD (SSD Endurance)10
Sequential (up to)Read
  • 2600 MB/s
  • 2200 MB/s
Random (100&percent; Span)Read
  • 575000 IOPS
  • 550000 IOPS
  • 10 µs
  • 10 µs
  • 16.4W
  • 6W
  • 2.17 GRMS (5-700Hz)
  • 3.13 GRMS (5-800Hz)
  • 1000 G
  • 0.5 msec
Endurance Rating (Lifetime Writes)
  • 17.52 PBW
  • 17,520 TBW
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)1.6 Million Hours
Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER)1 Sector per 1017 bits read
  • 140 grams
  • 0.307 pounds
Form Factor2.5" U.2 NVMe inc. M.2 cable
InterfacePCIe NVMe 3.0 x4
Hardware EncryptionAES 256 bit
DesignSolid State Drive
Memory Modules
  • 3D XPoint
  • 20nm
  • IMFT
  • M.2
  • SFF-8639 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
ControllerIntel SLL3d, 7 Channels
ProtocolNVM Express

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ROHS Compliant

Weight: 1.5 lb

Warranty: 5 Year Manufacturer

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