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A Hard drive as fast as SSD?

A Hard drive as fast as SSD?


Pair Seagate Barracuda with Intel Optane Memory

It’s the moment PC super users have been waiting for…

The Intel® Optane™ memory module has arrived! Optane memory is an all-new premium class of memory that can change the ways we build and use computers.

A Seagate BarraCuda hard drive coupled with Intel Optane memory technology performs as fast as SSD, according to tests by Intel, Seagate and third parties. Offering a snappy PC experience that delivers high speed and responsiveness without compromising system storage capacity, it enables improved system performance, short boot times, fast application launches and an extraordinary gaming experience.

PC users want the fastest system they can get, yet they love huge capacity hard drives. The new Intel Optane memory technology lets you bridge that gap.

What is Intel Optane memory?

Intel Optane memory is a smart, adaptable system accelerator for PCs with a 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor. It provides uncompromising system responsiveness for large capacity storage drives, making everything you do fast, smooth and easy. Intel Optane memory acts as a new tier of memory that operates between a system’s main memory (RAM) and the system’s main storage (the hard drive). It’s a place where your most-used data and meta data will live, so it can be accessed much faster. Intel has been working on the 3D XPoint™ memory technology that underlies its Optane memory for quite a few years. The technology has random access performance properties similar to DRAM but it’s non-volatile, so it retains data even when system power is off.

How much faster?

How much faster is a system using Seagate BarraCuda and Intel Optane memory together? Seagate and Intel have run numerous benchmarks, and they show system performance is improved 1.4x, while storage performance is 1.8x — that’s comparable to SSDs on the market today.


Affordable System Acceleration with HDD Capacity

Easy Installation
Get the Hardware

Get your Intel® Optane™ memory module and Intel® Optane™ memory-ready board.
Insert the Memory

Insert the memory module into the board and reboot.

Install the Software

Download drivers and install them on your system.

Intel® Optane Memory 16GB PCIE M.2 80mm

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