Intel today took the wraps off its Intel Optane memory H10 with solid state storage—a groundbreaking device that combines Intel Optane technology with the storage capacity of Intel Quad Level Cell (QLC) 3D NAN technology in a single space-saver M.2 2280 form factor.
The unique single M.2 module enables Intel Optane memory expansion into thin and light notebooks, as well as space-constrained desktop form factors like all-in-one PCs and mini PCs.
It offers a higher level of performance not met by traditional Triple Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND SSDs today. And industry-first, the form factor also eliminates the need for a secondary storage device.
Intel says the combination of high-speed acceleration and large SSD storage capacity on a single drive will benefit everyday computer users, regardless for work or play. It’s ideal as an OS drive–delivering fast boot and application launch times, as well as smooth multitasking.
The Intel Optane memory H10 offers sequential read/write speeds of up to 2,400/1,800MB/s.
Some performance bumps users can expect include 2x faster document launch times while multitasking, 60 percent faster game launch time while multitasking, and opening media files while multitasking will be up to 90 percent faster. This is compared to a three-year old PC.
SSDs with Intel Optane memory are the fastest as compared to NAND SSDs in the most common client use cases. The new memory also comes with intelligent Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST), working in the background and recognising and remembering content you use for important and frequent tasks. It quickly accelerates them for use–giving you faster access.
The Intel Optane memory H10 with solid state storage come in following capacities: 16GB (Intel Optane memory) + 256GB storage; 32GB (Intel Optane memory) + 512GB storage; and 32GB (Intel Optane memory) + 1TB storage.
8th Generation Intel Core U-series mobile platforms featuring Intel Optane H10 with solid stage storage will be arriving through major OEMs including Dell, HP, ASUS, Acer and others, starting later this quarter.
For more information, visit the Intel Optane memory product page.