INTEL OPTANE MEMORY – OPTANE/HDD CACHED
So we have tackled testing the WD Black 1TB hard drive, and we ripped out the Intel Optane 32GB module from the Intel Test System and tested that…SSD style. For this scenario, we are Intel Optane memory as a caching system, just the way we received it.
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INTEL OPTANE MEMORY PERFORMANCE SUMMARY
Where to start… Ok so, we can see that, even cached, we have retained our high sequential 1.4GB/s read and 300MB/s write performance which is great, but you will see these speeds actually occur very seldom. Remember what we said about large files not being cached? Performance relates to caching which is why we recommend getting the largest cache drive possible.
Low 4K Read (remember those small files that start things) throughput and IOPS are still off the roof, even when cached, at 204MB/s and 244.000 IOPS. We have never seen this before, especially in some sort of caching program.