Intel Optane SSD 800P Series Review: Page 5 of 7

Posted by Damon Bailey on Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:30pm

System Configuration & Software

CPU: Intel Core i7-7820X @ 4.7Ghz

Motherboard: ASRock X299 Taichi XE

RAM: 64GB Corsair Dominator Platinum SE 3200Mhz

GPU: Galax GTX 1070 HOF

SSDs: Samsung 960 Pro 2TB, Samsung EVO 250GB, Intel Optane SSD 800P 118GB & 58GB

OS: Windows 10 Professional X64

 

After applying a few settings in the BIOS, such as turning the storage controller from AHCI to RAID mode and enabling PCIe storage remapping under Intel Rapid Storage Technology, everything was ready to go after running the Optane Utility. This can also be accessed from the Intel Rapid Storage Suite as well.

Intel Optane SSD 800P

We downloaded the latest Intel Optane Memory software directly from Intel.

Intel Optane SSD 800P

The setup process walks you through everything in an easy manner. We had 2 Optane modules installed at this point, and older 32GB module as shown, and the new 800P 118GB Module. Only one can be used for caching, we selected it here.

Intel Optane SSD 800P

Next, you acknowledge that turning on Optane memory will erase anything currently on the Optane module (but NOT your main drive).

Intel Optane SSD 800P

Under a minute later, we were asked to reboot to finish.

Intel Optane SSD 800P

And that’s it, our 118GB 800P drive is now concatenated with our SATA SSD.

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