Shrink Ray Wielder
- Jan 20, 2018
Those cache drives are the low capacity consumer Optane products (which topped out at 120GB I think?). That drive is an enterprise/workstation drive with higher capacity (and a price to match). Optane is much faster than NAND, especially for random workloads and low queue depths, but it scales poorly in terms of density so it's poorly suited for mass storage sadly.Interesting, I thought Optane was only used as a cache option for HDDs.
Also surprised to hear that nvme is not the top notch solution for such a use case!
Thanks for the info!