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Installation Guide for Intel® Optane™ Memory


Last Reviewed: 23-Jul-2018
Article ID: 000023989

Intel® Optane™ Memory is a system acceleration solution for the new 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor-based platforms or later. This solution uses Intel® Optane™ Technology, based on 3D XPoint™ memory media, along with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) driver. It accelerates slower SATA-based storage devices like HDD, SSHD, or SATA SSD.

This guide includes information on how to:

  • Set up and configure Intel Optane memory.
  • Install the Intel Optane memory module and Intel RST driver.
  • Enable and disable via the Intel Optane memory user interface.
  • Enable and disable via the Intel RST user interface.
  • Troubleshoot issues.


This guide does NOT include information on how to:

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Date: September 2017
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Note Secondary/Data drive acceleration:
  • With the latest Intel Optane memory and Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) applications (Version 16.0.2.1086 or later), the Secondary/Data drive can be accelerated with Intel Optane memory modules. See Software and Platform Support for Intel® Optane™ Memory for complete details on which Processor/Chipsets support this capability
  • An update to the System BIOS may be required to upgrade the Intel® RST Pre-OS UEFI Driver version to 16.0.2.3402 or later. Consult your motherboard vendor for the proper system BIOS version for this support.
  • All additional system requirements and BIOS settings are the same as noted in the guide above.
  • Find more information on Secondary/Data SATA Drive Acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory.
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