What Software Enables Acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory?

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03/27/2019

To enable system acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory, you need:

  • The proper system BIOS from the motherboard vendor for an Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready system
  • Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) driver and appropriate application for your typical usage (See table below)The Windows* 10 64bit UEFI Operating System

 

What is the intended use and where can I get this software?

Intended Usage Application Download
System acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory and RAID
(Manage Intel® Optane™ Memory volume and RAID volumes)

Latest application with a new look and feel.  Updates to this application will be managed through the Microsoft Store automatically

Note: Driver must be installed and updated seperately
Intel® Optane™ Memory and Storage Management user interface Only available through the Microsoft* Windows Store* on systems with the following:
  • Intel® RST driver version 16.8 and later installed
  • Windows version 1803 or later
System acceleration with Intel® Optane™ memory only Intel® Optane™ Memory user interface SetupOptaneMemory
Includes:
  • Intel® Optane™ memory application
  • Intel® RST driver
System acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory and RAID
(Manage Intel® Optane™ Memory volume and RAID volumes)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) user interface SetupRST*
Includes:
  • Intel® RST application
  • Intel® RST driver
*Download page includes both applications, select SetupRST for this usage

Which files should I select?
  • You can only install one of the set-up applications on a system. Choose SetupRST.exe or SetupOptaneMemory.exe depending on which one makes the most sense for your intended usage and configuration.  (Does not apply to the Intel® Optane™ Memory and Storage Management user interface)
  • The Intel® Optane™ Memory and Storage Management user interface can be installed on the same system that already contains the Intel® Optane™ memory or Intel® RST user interface.  But this is not validated/supported and results are not guaranteed in a system that contains this configuration
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory doesn't support system acceleration of a RAID configuration. The table above refers to a system containing one supported SATA drive accelerated with Intel® Optane™ Memory and other drives in a RAID configuration.
Related Topics
Intel® Optane™ Memory User and Installation Guide
Intel® Optane™ Memory Software and Drivers
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support Page
More Information on Intel® Optane™ Memory
Additional Help and Support