Intel’s First Client Optane Product is a Cache SSD


Having been on the work plan at Intel for quite a while now, Intels Optane memory system is finally going to be available to consumers. Will it make a huge impact on your daily PC? We certainly look forward to finding out.

This technology is a unique combination of 3D XPoint™ memory media, Intel Memory and Storage Controllers, Intel Interconnect IP and Intel® software. Together these building blocks deliver a revolutionary leap forward in decreasing latency and accelerating systems for workloads demanding large capacity and fast storage.

So to put it in to more simple terms, think of Optane as a souped up SSD which can be used as a large cache system for your normal storage systems.

As you can see over a larger file transmission the speeds are not improved, ie once you have filled up that cache your back to being limited by your normal storage system. However when it comes to smaller file transfers massive differences can be seen and we are very hopeful that this increased speed will produce much snappier machines.

Let us know your thoughts on Intels Optane system below.

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