Intel Optane H20 512Gb NVMe tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Intel's Optane H20 internal SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard. More details about this NVMe on our page.

Intel Optane H20 512Gb NVMe tech review

Optane H20 (512Gb) produced by Intel use Silicon Motion SM2265 controller. This NVMe SSD has DRAM 256MB DDR3 and 32GB Optane for mapping data, located on the NVMe. The Optane H20 comes equipped with Intel 144L QLC memory. Internal SSD is offered also in 1 Tb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface with read speeds 3000 Mbps, and maximum write speeds 2100 MB/s. Optane H20 has IOPS 40000 on writing and 65000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 512 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Silicon Motion SM2265
Memory type Intel 144L QLC
DRAM 256MB DDR3 and 32GB Optane
Read speed (Mb/s) 3000
Write speed (Mb/s) 2100
Read IOPS 65000
Write IOPS 40000
Endurance (TBW) 185
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) n/a

Conclusion

Optane H20 (512Gb) produced by Intel may work on PCIe Gen3 that is twice slower than PCIe 4.0. The write speed is 2100 Mb/s, that is common for this interface. The NVMe SSD has endurance 185 TBW, that is bad compared to nearest competitors. After evaluating all the facts, Intel Optane H20 512Gb has more cons and our editor highly do not recommend to have it.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity
  • Writing speed

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FAQ

The Intel Optane H20 has 256MB DDR3 and 32GB Optane. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) in their controller help to improve input/output performance and endurance.

The Intel Optane H20 due to the low density of memory chips able to last with no additional cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops designed with thermal pads above or below the SSD for improving performance during times of high loads.

The Intel Optane H20 512Gb has sequential write speed 2100 Mb per second, sequential read speed 3000 Mbps. It run on Silicon Motion SM2265 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND memory type is Intel 144L QLC.
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