What is Intel® Optane™ memory, and why is it called memory?
Intel® Optane™ memory is a system acceleration solution for new 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor platforms. This solution utilizes the Intel® Optane™ technology, based on 3D XPoint™ memory media, along with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) driver. By placing this new memory media between the processor and slower SATA-based storage devices (HDD, SSHD or SATA SSD), Intel are able to store commonly used data and programs closer to the processor, which allows the system to access this information more quickly and improve overall system responsiveness.
Intel® Optane™ memory concatenates memory and storage into one virtual drive visible to the OS with an optimized system interconnect, that uses smart software (Intel® RST) to accelerate performance and responsiveness of the PC. It is called memory because it utilizes a new memory media to store information closer to the processor similar to the function of system DRAM memory.
Will Intel® Optane™ memory also accelerate an SSD? If so how much?
Yes. Intel® Optane™ memory can be used to accelerate any type of SATA-based storage media, including SATA SSDs. However, the performance benefit of adding Intel® Optane™ memory will be greater on slower storage devices like an HDD versus a relatively faster storage device like a SATA-SSD. Additional performance data is forthcoming.
Does Intel® Optane™ memory only work with Intel SSDs, or can I use the SSD or HDD I already have?
Intel® Optane™ memory can accelerate any SATA-based storage device installed in a 7th generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platform that is designated as Intel® Optane™ memory ready.
Note: The SATA-based storage device must have Windows* 10 64bit installed, be formatted for GPT partition and have at least 5MB of continuous unallocated space at the end of the boot volume.
How is Intel® Optane™ memory different from other NAND caching and caching solutions?
This is a brand new technology that was built from the ground up to address the need for non-volatile, high-performance, high-endurance, low latency and Quality of Service (QoS). The combination of these attributes in a memory technology in production sets it apart from anything else.
Intel® Optane™ memory is different from other NAND caching solutions for the following reasons:
Revolutionary, new 3D XPoint™ memory media performs well even in low capacities (16GB) and has the necessary endurance to withstand multiple reads and writes to the module.
Leading edge algorithm in the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver creates a compelling high performance solution
User -friendly, intuitive installation and easy to use set-up process – automatically configures solution to match your needs
What are the minimum specs required?
For Intel® Optane™ memory to be supported, a PC needs to have a 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, an Intel® 200 series chipset, an M.2 type 2280-S1-B-M connector on a PCH Remapped PCIe Controller and Lanes in a x2 or x4 configuration with B-M keys that meet NVMe Spec 1.1,System BIOS that supports the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 15.5 or later driver and Windows* 10 64bit or above installed on a supported SATA-based storage device (Hard drive, SATA SSD or SSHD). Please see intel.com/optanememory for additional details.
Note: The SATA-based storage device must have Windows* 10 64bit installed, be formatted for GPT partition and have at least 5MB of continuous unallocated space at the end of the boot volume. Additionally, you will need to download the most recent Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15.5 or later driver available at downloadcenter.intel.com, to use Intel® Optane™ memory modules as a system accelerator.
Why should I choose to buy Intel® Optane™ memory instead of a low-cost SSD?
Customers have choices based upon their own requirements. Typically for those customer who need high capacity storage, they chose an HDD. “Low-cost SSD’s” are often lower capacity. Paired with an HDD, Intel® Optane™ memory delivers increased responsiveness with the often high capacity of an HDD.
Solweb Ltd. Registered in England No: 2447513 - VAT No: GB 541 8952 25 - Registered Office: 5 Black Moor
Rd, Ebblake Industrial Estate, Verwood, Dorset. BH31 6AX E&OE Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the prices
and specification on this website are correct, it is provided on the understanding that Spire Technology Ltd. shall not
be liable under any circumstances for any consequential loss or damages (including, without limitation, loss of profit
or other economic loss and whether caused by the negligence of ourselves, our employees or agents or otherwise) which
arises out of or in connection with the information provided on the Site.
We use Google Analytics to help improve the quality of the services we offer.
By clicking here or by viewing another page, you are giving your consent for us to use our cookies