Back in March of this year, Intel announced the upcoming launch of their new consumer-grade 3D Xpoint memory solution.
Called Intel Optane Memory, it has been designed for those who still like to use a hard drive but want the speed of an SSD, which was previously unthinkable.
With Intel Optane, you will be able to boost the performance of your machines hard drives by caching the important files from your hard drives as well as the operating system itself.
Intel explained more with the following:
This game-changing technology intelligently accelerates new 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor-based systems while affordably maintaining mega-storage capacity, to deliver a responsive computer experience with short boot times, fast application launches, extraordinary gaming, and responsive browsing.
Optimize your computer responsiveness from system boot to application launch. Intel® Optane™ memory is a smart and adaptable system accelerator that adjusts to your computing tasks making everything you do faster, smoother, easier. Its intelligent software automatically learns your computing behaviors to accelerate frequent tasks and customize your computer experience.
Today, this Intel Optane Memory was launched in the US, priced at $44 for the 32GB version of the card and $77 for a 32GB version.
Of course, you will also need to add the price of a hard drive to actually use it.
To test this new technology, Linus Tech Tips published a fantastic video that not only tests the new module with a HDD, but also with an SSD, the latter of which is something that Intel has not advertised before, so this video is particularly interesting.
The video also takes a look at what Optane can do and how to use it, so we would definitely recommend giving it a watch.
You can find out more about Intel Optane Memory at the source link below.