Intel Optane Memory Review – 32GB Module With 3D Xpoint Tested

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Final Thoughts & Conclusions

This is not Intel’s first attempt at Intel Optane Memory, but it is certainly their best solution yet. We discovered a very noticeable performance improvement with Intel Optane Memory enabled and we loved the faster boot times, improved application load times, quick game loads and better overall system responsiveness that it gave us. Running a hard drive can be painful at times, but after quickly installing an Intel Optane Module and enabling the technology many of the woes of owning a hard drive were reduced.

Intel Optane Memory Module installed in m.2 slot

 

Intel Optane Memory Modules are available to pre-order now on Amazon and should be in stock and ready to ship on April 28th, 2017. The Intel Optane Memory Module 16GB (part number
MEMPEK1W016GAXT) is $45.00 with free shipping and the 32GB version (part number MEMPEK1W032GAXT) is priced at $77.00 with free shipping. We see Intel Optane Memory selling with with OEM system builders on brand new systems as for $45 (and hopefully less in the near future) you get a much better user experience. The nice thing about Intel Optane Memory is that is requires no user intervention once it is enabled, so it is truly a simple way to improve your systems storage performance!

LR Recommended Award

Legit Bottom Line: Intel Optane Memory takes SSD Caching to the next level and we can’t wait to see what Intel is going to do with 3D XPoint memory on Intel Optane SSDs later this year!

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