NVMe* and Secondary/Data Drive Support with Intel® Optane™ Memory





Intel® Optane™ memory is supported to accelerate the following drives:

  • a single SATA drive1, 2 or
  • a single Intel® SSD 660p Series (no other PCIe NVMe* drives are supported for system acceleration) with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver/SW version or later

These drives may contain the Operating System (Boot Drive) or be a Data drive3 (used for storage, but does not contain the Operating System).

A single SATA drive with multiple operating systems isn't supported with system acceleration. We don't recommend this use, and we can't guarantee results. See the full requirements in the Installation Guide.

Dual OS Boot systems—those with more than one storage drive, each containing an OS--are not supported and results cannot be guaranteed.

3 Data drive acceleration is supported with software version 16.x or later only. For more information see Secondary/Data SATA Drive Acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory.

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