Intel released Optane Memory H20 for Laptops
Intel announced the launch of a new generation of consumer-grade hybrid storage product, Optane Memory H20 solid-state drive, which combines Optane technology and QLC NAND flash memory on the M.2 specification, providing a higher speed and capacity experience. Users using the platform based on the 11th generation Core series processors, whether gamers, media, and content creators, daily users, and professionals can enjoy higher performance and greater storage capacity.
At the end of last year, Intel publicly demonstrated Optane Memory H20 solid-state drive for the first time. As a new generation of Optane Memory Stick, it takes into account the advantages of both 3D Xpoint flash memory and 144-layer QLC NAND flash memory and is configured with 32GB Optane Memory + 512GB/1TB QLC 3D NAND flash memory. Essentially, the two have their own independent controllers and media, and also support Pyrite 2.0 security features. It uses PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. Intel officially stated that its sequential read speed is 3300 MB/s, sequential write speed is 2100 MB/s, average read latency is 6.75 μs, average write latency is 12 μs.
If you want to use this product, you need to use the combination of Intel’s 11th generation Core series processor and 500 series chipset, install Windows 10 64-bit operating system, the motherboard BIOS must also have the necessary support, and it must be able to handle PCIe channel splitting so that the Optane Memory H20 solid-state drive can operate normally.
Intel does not plan to put Optane Memory H20 solid-state drives in the retail market for the time being. It is mainly for OEM customers. The focus will be on laptops, especially thin and light laptops, and will also be used in devices such as all-in-one computers and micro PCs.