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  • Good: Improves performanace over hard drives alone, Easy to set up

    Bad: Pricey compared with a 2,5-inch SSD, Works only with Kaby Lake CPUs and 200-series chipsets, May require a motherboard BIOS update

    Part storage drive, part system accelerator, Intel's Optane Memory speeds up desktops with traditional hard drives. But you'll need the newest CPUs and motherboards to use it, so it's currently more attractive to system manufacturers than PC tinkerers...

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    9

    Date: 4/24/2017

    Our review isn't without some ideas and concerns with respect to Intel Optane Memory. Two things we discovered during testing were how much more beneficial it may have been to include a higher capacity version, at least to 64GB, as well as to increase the...

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    8

    Date: 4/24/2017

    Good: Affordable, Significant Performance Improvement, Easy To Setup And Configure

    Bad: Price Premium Over NAND, Compatibility Limited To Kaby Lake and 200-Series Chipsets

    One of the other side benefits of the technology don't show in the benchmarks. We've gotten a little spoiled around here, so powering up our test rig with only a hard drive handling storage duties was a bit of an eye opener. Not only was system responsive...

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    8

    Date: 4/24/2017

    Good: Exceptional 4K file performance, Can rival high performance SSDs under some circumstances, Wipes out hard drive-only performance

    Bad: Only works with Kaby Lake Core i3 and up CPUs, Performance drops once you burn through the cache, Would feel better if $15 lower in cost

    Intel's Optane Module will make a world of difference for users stuck with traditional hard drives. Those drives must be in higher-end Kaby Lake systems running Windows 10, though...

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    7

    Date: 4/24/2017

    Good: Caching solution for platter hard drives that shows measurable gains, Easy to set up (with BIOS caveat below)

    Bad: For end users, pricey versus the cost of a low-capacity SSD boot drive, Works only with "Kaby Lake" platform, and 200-series chipsets, May require a motherboard BIOS update

    Optane Memory speeds up PCs by caching the bits you use most from your slow hard drive for faster access. It works, but only under Kaby Lake. For now, it will hold more appeal for PC OEMs than PC upgraders or builders. Read More...

  • It isnt only the junk processor that makes a really cheap computer slow. Or the memory or the video card (or lack of video card). The primary reason your cheap laptop loudly chugs along at glacial speeds is because of the hard drive. Cheap laptops use ch...

  • Good: Low cost, Intelligent Acceleration, Versatile with supported and unsupported configurations, A real performance option for HDDs

    Bad: Limited chipset support, Some software improvements required, Small capacities

    Optane Memory is a complicated topic with a simple execution. If you follow the supported configurations to build an Optane Memory enabled system it will reward you with a fast storage volume that has the capacity of a spinning disk. $75.00 Suggest...

  • 3D XPoint (pronounced "crosspoint," not "ex-point") is a promising form of non-volatile memory jointly developed by Intel and Micron. Intel claims that the memory, which it's branding Optane for commercial products, provides a compelling mix of propertie...

  • If prices and capacities were equal, you would get the Optane drive over NAND any day of the week. Until that day, we still think that the Optane drive is a tremendous value in terms of caching if you need consistent performance. If you have a heavy write...

  • Good: Strong low-queue depth 4k random performance, Easy to install/use caching software

    Bad: Users need a certain Intel system to use the module as a caching product, Performance is lackluster versus existing NVMe products, Full solution cost is more than buying a traditional SSD

    The Intel Optane Memory module is designed to accelerate HDDs but stumbles with underwhelming performance and is tripped up by the need for new motherboards and CPUs to support it. It may be the first step in the direction of new NAND technology, but it e...

  • Intel's Optane Memory tech unquestionably improves the responsiveness of a PC that relies on a hard drive for its primary storage, and by no small margin. Going by the metrics I tested, Optane Memory can even help a hard-drive-powered system outpace an a...

  • This is not Intel's first attempt at Intel Optane Memory, but it is certainly their best solution yet. We discovered a very noticeable performance improvement with Intel Optane Memory enabled and we loved the faster boot times, improved application load t...

  • Good: Simple, no-frills installation process, Outstanding performance gains, especially to HDD-equipped systems, It's the fastest (lowest latency) thing we've ever tested. Period. (yes, again)

    Bad: Requires current generation motherboard, preventing upgrades to older systems, Cost (see below), Too small to use as a boot SSD

    I knew XPoint was going to enable all sorts of performance gains to storage systems, but I honestly did not expect Optane Memory to net such large benefits and to do it so well. While previous hybrid/caching technologies have been decent, the outstanding...

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  • Black, Blue

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    Stop waiting for your PC to wake up, and get a computing experience that is instantly on and ready to go with Intel® Rapid Start Technology. This technology saves a snapshot of your activity on the SSD, preparing the system with previously saved active memory pages so that you can resume your work, Internet activity, or paused movie right where you left off.

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