What Is the Intel® Optane™ Memory and Storage Management User Interface?

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01/05/2021

The Intel® Optane™ Memory and Storage Management application/user interface is a Microsoft Store* app. It provides users with monitoring and management capabilities for the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) storage subsystem. It also provides support for all Intel® Optane™ memory and RAID features.  

For the application to manage Intel® Optane™ memory devices the system must be properly configured.  If you are unsure if this is done already, it is recommended to follow the process as detailed in the Installation and User Guide

Overview

The application is organized into five main areas using the navigation buttons along the left pane as shown in the images below:

  • Manage
  • Create Volume
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory
  • Performance
  • Settings

Manage 

Gives a graphical overview of the current status of the storage subsystem of the computer. It will display only those items that are controlled by the Intel® RST driver. The following are displayed:

  • Pass-through SATA and PCIe* disks
  • Empty SATA ports
  • RAID volumes
  • Intel® Optane™ memory volumes

    You can click each of the objects listed above to display more detailed information and actions associated with each item.

    Manage

Create Volume 

Allows the user to create RAID volumes (not related to Intel® Optane™ memory). Depending on the RAID level, the following actions are available:

  • Disk Selection
  • Selection to reserve data on one disk
  • Volume size (select a percentage to create a matrix array: 2 volumes)
  • Data strip size
  • Enable write back cache on the volume
  • Name the volume

    Create Volume

Intel® Optane™ Memory 

Allows for the management of system acceleration with Intel® Optane™ memory. How to use this portion of the application to enable/disable and accelerate with pinning is the same as covered in the Installation and User Guide.

Note In the image below, the Pinning pages are grayed out as this requires a 32GB capacity media.

Intel® Optane™ Memory

Performance 

Allows for the enablement/disablement of Link Power Management (LPM) of SATA devices (not related to Intel® Optane™ memory).

Performace

Settings 

The user can use this tab to change Windows notification settings for the Intel® Optane™ Memory and Storage Management application.

Note Automatic rebuild on hot plug option is only related to RAID volumes and not Intel® Optane™ memory volumes.

Settings