Intel Optane 900P Raid?

Hi, I'm not the smartest. But can you run two intel optane 900p's In raid.
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  1. n_w_a said:
    Hi, I'm not the smartest. But can you run two intel optane 900p's In raid.


    I do not believe so.
    Nor should you even try.

    Of course, you didn't specify which RAID type.
  2. You can but there is no reason to besides enterprise use, in general the overhead from software raid will increase latency and reduce performance of NVMe SSD's
  3. Yes you can if you have a X299 mobo with the Intel RAID key. BUT it is not worth it because Optane is so fast that any RAID set up, even RAID 0 will slow it down.
  4. gasaraki said:
    Yes you can if you have a X299 mobo with the Intel RAID key. BUT it is not worth it because Optane is so fast that any RAID set up, even RAID 0 will slow it down.


    Perhaps n_w_a's concern's are about redundancy, not performance.
    Yes, two Intel Octane 900P can be combined into RAID with an Intel's VROC key.
  5. andrey.tishchenko said:
    gasaraki said:
    Yes you can if you have a X299 mobo with the Intel RAID key. BUT it is not worth it because Optane is so fast that any RAID set up, even RAID 0 will slow it down.


    Perhaps n_w_a's concern's are about redundancy, not performance.
    Yes, two Intel Octane 900P can be combined into RAID with an Intel's VROC key.



    And RAID 1 is a poor substitute for an actual backup routine.
    Any business that runs a RAID 1 for "redundancy" also has a real backup.

    And if you have a real backup, and can suffer through 30 minutes of recovery...RAID 1 is not needed.


    But, only he knows what he is wanting it for.
  6. "But, only he knows what he is wanting it for."
    You are right, we don't know to what extent he got serious :)
    Two Intel Optane 900P's could be candidates for database temporary tables/logs or ZFS's SLOG, when mirrored.
  7. andrey.tishchenko said:

    Two Intel Optane 900P's could be candidates for database temporary tables/logs or ZFS's SLOG, when mirrored.


    And for that use, you'd be consulting your DBA, and the server team.
  8. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-optane-ssd-900p-3d-xpoint,5292-3.html

    RAID results with two 480GB drives. I'll have a an additional article with 4x drives behind a Highpoint RAID controller soon. That article will also feature RAID 5 off the chipset.
  9. CRamseyer said:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-optane-ssd-900p-3d-xpoint,5292-3.html

    RAID results with two 480GB drives. I'll have a an additional article with 4x drives behind a Highpoint RAID controller soon. That article will also feature RAID 5 off the chipset.


    Thank you.
    Actual numbers...:)

    "VROC's performance is disappointing. At the very least we expected to see parity between a single Optane 900P SSD and the VROC array, but the single drive delivers much more performance in desktop applications than the array."
  10. CRamseyer said:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-optane-ssd-900p-3d-xpoint,5292-3.html
    with 4x drives behind a Highpoint RAID controller soon.

    Why not with Intel VROC, it's hardware R5?
  11. vROC RAID 5..... that's not a pretty topic after trying to get it to perform well all week. I keep getting around 10 MB/s sequential writes with 960 Pros.
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