Intel Optane SSD 900P 480GB Unboxing
I really liked the Intel 750 SSD series when they were released about three years ago, and I especially liked the fact that EK made a water block for it.
I was really hoping the successor to that drive would come out in time for me to use it in this build. Plus the Optane memory itself is quite a revolutionary technology in my opinion.
You can check out some of the reviews and charts that show just how fast the random read and write speeds are. In this category it just smokes all other SSDs, including all the Samsung SSDs. It also has very high endurance, and will maintain high performance even as the drive fills up, unlike normal SSDs.
Needless to say, I am very excited about this piece of hardware! Let's get to the unboxing.
This is the back side of the outer box, sealed up with tape on the bottom. This was shipped in an even larger box.
Opening the outer box there is a plastic bag covering the actual product box.
Here's the fancy product box with the Star Citizen promotion. I don't play Star Citizen, I just want the drive.
Flipping the box over, it too is sealed with tape.
It sits nicely packed in foam and there's a half height bracket included as well.
Let's take this bad boy out of the box.
The heat sink on top is very nice. There is no fan inside, it just vents out the rear.
Here it is laying next to a GTX690 so you can get a better size reference.
Since I'm doing a reverse build and putting this SSD in the last slot it will sit like this above the second video card. You will still be able to see the video card block nicely.
I will be using this drive mainly for Windows and programs. I am really hoping that EK or some company will make a water block for this, because if they do I will for sure put one on
Either way this Intel 900P SSD will make this build as snappy as possible!