Thank you for contacting our support community. We understand your concern regarding the power of the Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series.
In order to better understand your concern, could you please confirm the following information:
*Could you please confirm the brand and model of the motherboard you are using?
*Could you please provide more details about the SATA to SAS power adapter?
*Are you planning to get the 2.5" or the add-in card version of the SSD?
We look forward to hearing back from you.
- using it in a laptop, it has enough space by taking out ODD drive, dont have motherboard model number as they dont give that out.
- sata power to SAS is generalizing it. but using this adapter NGFF M.2 to U.2 SFF-8639 Adapter Cable 15cm, R47SF | eBay the white 4 pin connector i can have a sata to 4 pin power cable. but SATA in laptop is 5v.
- the 2.5" of course, AIC wont work fit in laptop.
will the 900p work with 5v, even if there are small performance penalty, it is very worth it over samsung 960 pro. if I must get 280GB 2.5" version due to power issue then i will do that but i'd prefer 480GB 900p and hope it will boot off 5v.
back to my previous concern, 480GB 900p maxes at around 16w, with intel specification 12v thats around 1.333Amps. if I do 5v then to get 16w will need 3.2Amps.. i believe SATA power comes with 4.5amps in total. if it is 4.5amps should not be a problem or im guessing thats not how it works?
Thanks for the reply.
We would like to inform you that this SSD only works with 12V. We can not assure if the SSD will work with less power.
We would like to inform you that in the 2.5" form factor there is only one capacity available that is 280GB. Also, the box includes a similar cable as the one you provided before. You can check the information here. This is the ordering code for the SSD with the cable SSDPE21D280GASM.
We would like to know if you read our previous post. If you have any other questions, we'll be waiting for your response.