Intel shocked the world with its Optane memory’s ability to improve performance of PCs. And now, analyst firm TrendFocus has said that it’ll take several years before becoming mainstream in Data Centers.
Recently, a Gamespot review of the Optane memory revealed that an average user can gain significant performance boost as installing an Optane memory increases performance up to eight times for a smaller price tag. For example, as of now, you can get an Optane Memory for just $77 and 1TB traditional 7200 RPM HDD for $50 which is pretty cheap alternative compared to traditional HDD and SSD combination. However, the combination of traditional HDD and SSD combination falls way behind when put against the combination of HDD and Optane memory combination. As a result, in the coming years, more users might go for the Optane memory and HDD combination.
The firm wrote, “Enterprise solutions using Optane are a long-term development project, requiring significant re-architecting of server platforms if the technology is used either as straight storage, or some kind of storage class memory.”
However, given that the Optane memory only works perfectly with Seventh Generation Core processors and motherboards, if you are purchasing a new computer, you can expect a significant performance boost if you choose to go with the Optane memory.
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