Intel Optane Memory is Intel' first phase in release of their Optane flash technology line that Intel hopes might revolutionize the flash industry. At its most basic level, it is SSD storage that caches your hard drive with performance speeds up to 1.4GB/s, a speed that has yet to be seen for this type of storage in the industry. The term 'Optane' is the new branding designation for flash products using Intel' newest 3D XPoint flash memory. 3D XPoint just may be game changing, and in fact, it could almost be argued that Intel/Micron may have just invented a better wheel when the entire 3D Xpoint story is told.
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