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Optane 905P M.2 quick testing

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Voodoo Rufus

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I got a good deal on an Ebay Intel Optane 905P M.2 22110 with the factory heatsink solution. Below are some quick Atto tests between my HP EX920 boot drive and the 905P.

The Optane idles at about 60C and runs up to 80C on the Atto test, where it looks like it's throttling. I'm going to get a Thermalright 22110 heatsink next to see if I can tame the temperatures a bit and re-test. If all goes well, I might swap the EX920 out for this as a OS boot drive.
 

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Voodoo Rufus

Voodoo Rufus

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It sucks but I get it. Unless you have specific server performance needs, Optane was just too expensive for the speed and capacity.

This little booger is peak PCIE 3.0 NVMe I think, though.
 

mackerel

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Be interested to see CrystalDiskMark 4k q1 random reads on it. My 900p was >250MB/s on that, compared to 90MB/s on my best flash SSD which is a Samsung 980 Pro.
 
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Voodoo Rufus

Voodoo Rufus

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Alright, so I got my Thermalright on to swap out the thin plates of aluminum called an Intel Thermal Solution. Since all the IC's are not the same height, I lifted off the serial number sticker and placed some Thermal Grizzly grease on the Optane processor, and precisely cut the stock thermal tape to accommodate it.

New idle temps: <50C
New load temps: 65C on Atto. 75C peak on CrystalDiskMark writes.

Some bench marks attached. 3.5X the Q1T1 Read. Beastly write speeds. No more throttling. Yay! :D

Verdict: Cheap heavy heatsinks work better than thin heatsinks.
 

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