Intel offers monitoring and management software such as Intel Optane memory volumes, H10 memory with solid state storage and memory modules + SATA HDD / SSD / SSHDNote, RAID, etc. In this article, we will look at the functionality of Memory and storage management Intel Optane available for Windows system.
Memory and storage management Intel Optane
Before we get started, here’s a little bit about Intel Opatne memory. This is a new type of memory designed by Intel to improve boot times and also speed up system performance on desktop and laptop computers. It does this by keeping track of frequently used items applications, files such as pictures, videos and stores them after to close.
The software performs calendar optimization for Intel storage devices. It is possible that this may cause high CPU usage during this period, so be sure to schedule it during the period when you are not working.
Features of Intel Optane Memory and Storage Management
Manage: Gives a graphical overview of the current state of the computer’s storage subsystem. It will display SATA and PCIe pass-through drives, empty SATA ports, RAID volumes, and Intel® Optane ™ memory volumes.
Create volume: Allows the user to create RAID volumes where they can perform functions such as Select disk, Select to reserve data on a disk, Volume size, Data tape size, Enable write write cache on the volume and name the volume.
Intel Optane memory: This function allows you to speed up the overall performance of the system according to the usage. Using the software, you can enable / disable and speed up with pinning.
Performance: Link Power Management is a method where the controller puts the SATA link to the internal hard drive and / or SSD in a very low power consumption mode. You can choose to enable or disable it using this function.
How to check if you have Optane memory on the laptop?
Open Device Manager and expand the Hard Drives section. If it displays a list of Intel Optane, then you have it.
How can I fix pinning errors in Intel Optane memory
The pinning feature allows users to speed up access to specific folders and applications. However, if you have a problem with it, you can try reinstalling the Intel Optane Explorer extension and uninstalling the Intel Pinning Shell extensions.
Can I replace the Optane memory with an SSD?
The Optane memory uses the form factor M2, that is to say; you can replace it with an M. 2 NVMe SSD or an M. 2 SATA SSD. M.2 is a form factor for SSDs, which looks like an eraser stick or very similar to RAM. Make sure to deactivate Optane memory using Device Manager.
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