Intel has PCIe 4.0 Optane SSDs Ready, But Nothing for Customers to Plug Them Into


In an interesting revelation that could give us some insight into how Intel’s processor and storage roadmaps converge, even if forcibly, the company’s Technical Marketing Performance Engineer Frank Ober recently posted to Twitter the unannounced information that the Alder Stream next-gen Optane SSDs would support the PCIe Gen 4.0 interface. From what we can glean from the posts, Ober has already sampled the drives to one Linux developer, meaning the drives are likely in the final stages of development, and is actively sampling the drives to others. 

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