What Software Manages Acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory?

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08/05/2019

To manage (enable/disable) acceleration with Intel® Optane™ memory, you need:

  • The latest Intel® Optane™ memory supported system BIOS from the motherboard vendor. Confirm with your vendor that your platform supports Intel® Optane™ memory.
  • 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 separately.
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 (17.2 or later required for Intel® Optane™ Memory H Series support)
  • 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 SetupRST1
Includes:
  • Intel® RST application
  • Intel® RST driver
1Download 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 use 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 isn't validated/supported and results aren't guaranteed in a system that contains this configuration.
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory does not support system acceleration of a RAID configuration.
  • With Intel® Optane™ memory, there is no difference in which software is used to manage the module. Both Intel® Optane™ memory user interface and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) user interface include the Intel® RST driver required for managing Intel® Optane™ memory. However, for advanced features supported with the Intel® RST Driver and RAID volumes managing, the Intel® RST application (SetupRST.exe) is suggested.

Related topics

Intel® Optane™ Memory Installation Guide
Intel® Optane™ Memory Software and Drivers
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support Page
More Information on Intel® Optane™ Memory
Additional Help and Support