Intel has listed the system requirements of its upcoming Optane storage.
The biggest limitation of the technology is that it can only be used with processors based on Intel’s 7th-gen Kaby Lake architecture or newer.
This means that 6th-gen Skylake processor owners will have to upgrade their CPU to use Optane storage.
Optane drives will also require the following hardware:
- Intel 200-series chipset
- M.2 type 2280-S1-B-M or 2242-S1-B-M
- M.2 connector must be linked to Remapped PCIe Controller in x2 or x4 configuration
- M.2 B-M keys meeting NVMe 1.1 standards
- BIOS supporting Intel Rapid Storage Technology 15.5
Intel’s Optane drives and memory are based on 3D XPoint technology, which promises fast, non-volatile storage. Its potential applications include long-term storage and memory modules.
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