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Intel Discontinues All Consumer-Grade Optane SSDs w/ No Future Products in Pipeline

Intel has announced the discontinuation of its Optane-based SSDs, ending the company’s several year-long stint in the high-end storage market. The company is ending the sales and production of all its consumer-grade Optane SSDs, namely the Memory M10, 800p, 900p as well as the 950p, with no new products in the pipeline.

Intel will not provide a new large-capacity Optane Memory SSD as a transition product for the client market segment. Intel will focus on the new Optane Memory H20 with Solid State Storage for the client market segment.

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Considering that Intel is selling its storage business to SK Hynix, this may not sound that surprising but it’s important to note that the company is retaining the ownership of its Optane (3D Xpoint) business and IP. In view of the latter, this sudden announcement does come as a bit of a shock as Intel was doing fairly well in this segment.

The only product Intel still offers in the consumer SSD market are the Optane Memory H20 drives, but unlike the M10 and 800/900p series, these are based on the slower QLC NAND and are primarily aimed at the OEM and notebook market as low-cost alternatives to traditional magnetic storage.

Discontinuation PostedLast Order DateLast Shipment Date
Intel Optane Memory 900 and 905P SeriesJanuary 15, 2021January 15, 2021February 26, 2021
Intel Optane Memory 800P SeriesJanuary 14, 2021January 11, 2021February 26, 2021
Intel Optane Memory M10 SeriesJanuary 13, 2021January 13, 2021February 26, 2021

Intel will ship the last wave of its consumer SSDs by the end of next month (26th Feb) which is a relatively shorter discontinuation period than most of Intel’s other products. The company will still sell 2dn Gen Optane SSDs in the server and Data Center market with the P5800X being a noteworthy product.

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Areej

Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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