Intel have today announced that they’re finally delivering data drive acceleration to their Intel Optane Memory technology. That means your bloated old hard drive, which sits alongside your SSD boot drive holding onto your Steam library’s overspill, will actually be able to get close to solid state pace.
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The Intel Optane technology has always been a smart bit of storage accelerating goodness… it’s just that in these days of affordable SSDs many PC gamers have already got their Windows installation booting from one.
And until now, Optane has been limited to only doing its speed-boosting magic on the boot drive, so if you’ve got a small SSD boot drive allied to a larger hard drive looking after the bulk of your game data, then you’re not going to see any benefit from the affordable M.2 based memory.