Article ID: 000035106 Content Type: Compatibility Last Reviewed: 05/02/2022

Is My Laptop Compatible with Intel® Optane™ Memory?

Environment

Windows 11, 64-bit*, Windows® 10, 64-bit*

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Summary

How to check for compatibility with Intel® Optane™ Memory in specific laptop models

Description

Need to check compatibility of Intel® Optane™ Memory in a laptop model.

Resolution

There are two different products that include Intel® Optane™ memory media. They each have slightly different requirements for compatibility and are referenced below. 

 

Intel® Optane™ memory M series

Motherboards and systems that contain the proper hardware/software support will be listed as Intel® Optane Memory Ready.

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready platforms contain the proper support in the BIOS and the proper hardware for the module.  This can be checked by reviewing the product specifications from your system/board manufacturer's website, or by contacting them directly.

 

NoteFor specific laptop compatibility, work with your laptop vendor. A system BIOS update may be necessary to support system acceleration. 

 

Intel® Optane™ memory H series

The Intel® Optane™ memory H series can only be used in systems with the proper system BIOS capable of recognizing both halves of the device:

  • The Intel® Optane™ memory side
  • The Intel® QLC 3D NAND side 

Each half will be detected as an individual PCIe* x2 device.  These devices can be combined, or "paired", into a single volume using the Intel® RST driver and applications.

Note
  • This series is only available as part of a complete platform. Find available systems with this product. For additional systems available, contact your favorite online retailer or vendor for more information.
  • If the device is placed in a system that isn't properly supported, only the Intel® QLC 3D NAND side of the device will be recognized and accessible.
  • A system that is “Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready” doesn't mean that it supports the Intel® Optane™ memory H Series.
  • Using the device in this state is not validated or supported by Intel, so results aren't guaranteed.

 

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