Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P5800X 400 GB / 1.6 TB Certification Report

The following certification report presents the results of various compatibility and performance tests run on the Intel Optane DC P5800X NVMe Solid State Drive when used in combination with Open-E JovianDSS. A description of the testing methods used during those procedures will also be provided. The resuts obtained from the aforementioned testing and technical specifications were used as the basis for recommendations on specific roles in which to use the device under test (DUT) in Open-E JovianDSS-based systems.

Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P5800X Details

The following table includes the Intel Optane DC P5800X NVMe drive hardware specifications.

Product name Intel Optane SSD DC P5800X
Model name SSDPF21Q400GB
Storage Capacity 400 GB
800 GB
1.6 TB
Form factor U.2 2.5”
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4, NVMe
Technology 3D XPoint
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection Yes
Security AES 256 bit encryption

Testing Process

The functional testing was performed for both the Single node and High Availability non-shared storage cluster configurations. The Intel Optane P5800X was tested in the aspects of high performance, low latencies, writelog for HDD, SSD QLC and TLS NAND data disks. The results look as follows:

The Lowest Latency

As shown in charts 1 and 2, the performed tests have revealed that when used as a writelog, the tested Intel Optane P5800X has shown much greater results in the latency distribution. This result is common for both single node and non-share storage cluster configurations.

Chart 1

Both Intel Optane P5800X 400GB and 800GB have dealt with the latency well. Moreover, the device with 400GB capacity is highly recommended for use as writelog for HDD data disks as it has a sufficient capacity and provides a high endurance rate.

Chart 2

Improved Performance

Open-E also evaluated the performance of the Intel Optane SSD P5800X for read caching. In this test, a setup with an Intel Optane SSD P5800X as a read cache massively outperformed the same setup without a read cache, across all workload tested profiles.

Chart 3

Test Environment

Hardware specifications for single node tests.

System name Supermicro SYS-620U-TNR
Motherboard Supermicro X12DPU-6
CPU 2x Intel Xeon Gold 6330
RAM 4x SK Hynix HMA82GR7DJR8N-XN 3200 MHz DDR 4 ECC 16 GB
Storage Controller Broadcom / LSI 9300 SAS HBA (used for HDD)
Storage devices 1x Intel Optane DC P5800X 1.6 TB
1x Intel Optane DC P4800X 1.5 TB
4x Intel D5-P4320
20x Toshiba AL13SEB900 SAS HDD 10K 900 GB
System Open-E JovianDSS up29r1 b44475



Hardware specifications for HA non-shared storage cluster tests.

System name Tarox ParX R2242i G6 Server
Motherboard Intel S2600WFT
CPU 2x Intel Xeon Gold 5222
RAM 192 GB - 16x Micron MTA18ASF2G72PDZ-3G2E1 3200 MHz DDR416GB DDR4 ECC 16 GB
Storage devices 1x Intel Optane DC P5800X (400 GB / 1.6 TB)
4x Intel D5-P4320 SSD 2 TB
System Open-E JovianDSS up29r1 b44475


The Intel Optane P5800X drive was comprehensively tested for full functional compatibility with Open-E JovianDSS. Performance characteristics were also examined in several use cases. Both the Single node and HA cluster environments were taken into consideration. Tests were designed to find any abnormalities in the device, whether used as a read cache or a writelog for Open-E JovianDSS. Its usage showed significant improvement in random IO handling in most cases, especially for loads with large thread number and queue depth. It was also beneficial for throughput in sequential write tests with zpools consisting of HDD drives. Given the results, the tested device has now been added to the Hardware Certification List and granted “Certified by Open-E” status.

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