2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2018 10:02 AM by hteng1982

    Is my system compatible with Intel Optane?

    hteng1982

      Dear All,

       

      I'm interested in getting Intel Optane memory to accelerate my secondary drive (a 4TB mechanical drive). I would like to know if my current setup can be supported.

       

      OS: Windows 10 64bit Home Edition

      CPU: i7 8700K

      MB: MSI Z370M (BIOS: 7B44v13)

      BOOT DRIVE: Samsung 960 EVO m.2 250GB

      SECONDARY DRIVE: WD Black 4TB 7200 RPM SATA

       

      I have read through the requirements to setup Intel Optane for secondary drive acceleration, I'm concerned that MSI's BIOS is not up to date as per this thread below:

      Intel Optane Memory on secondary drive ERROR

       

      Should I wait for the latest BIOS update with the proper Pre-BIOS UEFI Driver before jumping into this?

       

      Thank You,

      HX Teng

        • 1. Re: Is my system compatible with Intel Optane?
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hi HX Teng,

          Thank you for posting in the Intel® community.

          After checking the information you provided about your system, it looks like it supports the Intel® Optane™ Memory to accelerate the secondary drive, however it’s also important to have the BIOS updated.

          The main requirements are basically the following:

          • 8th Generation Intel® Core Processor: The one that you have is fine as it’s an 8th Gen Core Processor.
          • Intel® RST Pre-OS UEFI Driver version 16.0.2.3402 or later: You have to check this information with your motherboard vendor because the module won’t work to accelerate a secondary drive if the driver is not updated.


          Considering this information, I recommend you to wait for the latest BIOS update because without it, you won’t be able to setup the Intel® Optane™ Memory in the way that you want.

          I hope this information clarifies your concern. If there is anything else I can help you with, let me know.

          The sites below have additional information about the Intel® Optane™ Memory and the requirements to accelerate a secondary drive, I recommend you to check them as well for future references:


          Have a nice day.

           

          Regards,
          Diego V.

          • 2. Re: Is my system compatible with Intel Optane?
            hteng1982

            Thanks for the information, I shall consider.