InnovationsIntel’s New SSD That Combines Optane Memory and NAND Flash

Optane Memory H20 Solid State Storage includes both the Optane Memory chip and an NAND flash on a single M.2 2280 card, indicating that you get both optane benefits and the high capacity of a traditional SSD while using a single M.2 slot.
27 May, 202113 min
Intel's New SSD That Combines Optane Memory and NAND Flash

Even with the scarcity of electronic components in various aspects of the industry,several companies continue to work on more advanced devices. In addition to the arrival of the new DDR5 memory modules, home computers will also soon receive an Intel SSD that promises to be one of the most powerful on the market, as it is combined with a RAM, on a single device.

Optane Memory is ideal for laptops, and the new model is the Optane Memory H20 with Solid State Storage. In case you didn’t understand, the new device combines Optane Memory technology with a traditional QLC SSD, offering higher capabilities and speeds through a more compact component.

Designed to improve application performance, specifically when they’re running on slower storage devices, Optane Memory is between a RAM and a traditional storage device in terms of speed. However, Optane memory modules are usually sold in M.2 format, coming in small sizes such as 16 GB or 32 GB, meaning you almost always need two M.2 slots on your machine.

Optane Memory H20 Solid State Storage includes both the Optane Memory chip and an NAND flash on a single M.2 2280 card, indicating that you get both optane benefits and the high capacity of a traditional SSD while using a single M.2 slot. It comes with 32 GB of Intel Optane Memory, along with 512 GB or 1 TB of QLC 3D NAND SSD, with read and write capacity of 3,300 MB/s and 2,100 MB/s, respectively.

It still uses the old PCle 3.0 interface, which slightly slows down the maximum speed, which does not mean that it is slow. In terms of durability, Intel provides about 1.6 million hours, which means the time between failures, plus up to 18 TB recorded for the 512 GB and 370 TB SSD model for the 1 TB version.

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to purchase the components individually, as Intel is manufacturing them exclusively for the manufacturers of laptops, all-in-ones and mini PCs, as of June 20. Considering that optane memory h20 are made to take up less space on the devices, we can expect much more compact and lighter releases soon, without giving up a beautiful firepower.

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