Intel Optane Memory has been around for more than a year, but when it was launched in Q1 2017 it could only be used to accelerate one Windows 10 SATA boot drive and only one module is supported per system. Many in the PC community wanted to accelerate hard disk drives that weren’t the boot drive and let Intel know that if Optane could be used to cache mechanical hard drives that they would sell more Optane Memory sticks. The chip giant has listened to customer feedback and is allowing Optane software to cache data from any single SATA hard drive in a system, regardless of it being a primary/boot or secondary volume! Read on to see how Intel Optane Memory can improve the performance of a spinning disk!
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