Interesting discovery about the 900P

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  1. Bruce Harrison

    Bruce Harrison New Member

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    I have been reading your site for quite some time and thought that you might find this interesting.

    I asked Intel if you could use the 900P as a cache drive since it has the same technology as the 16/32 GB Optane drive and they said no. I tried it anyway and it actually works flawlessly.

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    That's very good to know, thanks for sharing.
     
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    That is actually very interesting but do you see a benefit from having that much of a larger cache compared to the now standard 64GB Optane? Also, could you comment on your system responsiveness with this setup? Is it the same as the Optane alone?
     
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    The smaller Optane drives do not have the insane 4KQ1T1 speeds like the 900P so they just can't compete.

    The system is very snappy and I did get a vid of it booting, check post #5 here:

    https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/tried-something-interesting-with-a-u-2-900p-and-it-worked.419655/

    I have never built anything with a boot speed like that before.

    The overall speed is very close to using the 900P on its own. Benchmarks could see a small gap but when using it I could not "feel" it.

    Compared to the 4TB 860 EVO though the speed is very tangible, especially when booting, installing software and loading certain games.
     

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