To Optane or not to Optane ?

Discussion in 'Memory' started by TechLarry, May 19, 2017 at 9:14 AM.

  1. TechLarry

    TechLarry Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    It's a small investment, so it probably makes sense to just do it, but....

    Has anyone installed a 32G Optane in a system with an already fast SSD, like the Samsung 950 Pro?

    Did you notice any difference?

    Any downside?

    I've got an Asus Z270 Tuff board with a 7700K and 32G of RAM. It boots and runs most apps (except stream games) from a Pro 950 1T SSD.
     
  2. CSI_PC

    CSI_PC [H]ard|Gawd

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    Probably not a great idea to use NVMe PCIe with a PCIe cache memory device, you are probably creating a bit more overhead or at least bottleneck with the DMI 3 at times.

    It is more perfect for SATA and HDD.
    Kinda frustrating it is also only associated as a memory cache with the boot drive, would be nice to put games on a large separate SATA SSD and with the Optane linked to it.
    Maybe that will come down in future but not now.

    Cheers
     
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  3. TechLarry

    TechLarry Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Yeah, I'm passing. Best thing that can go into that slot is a 960 pro when they get cheaper.