A: For Intel®
Optane™ memory to be supported, a PC needs to have a 7th
Core™ processor, an Intel®
200 series chipset, an M.2 type 2280-S1-B-M connector on a PCH Remapped PCIe Controller and Lanes in a x2 or x4 configuration with B-M keys that meet NVMe Spec 1.1,System BIOS that supports the Intel®
Rapid Storage Technology (Intel®
RST) 15.5 or later driver and Windows* 10 64bit or above installed on a supported SATA-based storage device (Hard drive, SATA SSD or SSHD). Please see intel.com/optane memory for additional details.
Note: The SATA-based storage device must have Windows* 10 64bit installed, be formatted for GPT partition and have at least 5MB of continuous unallocated space at the end of the boot volume. Additionally, you will need to download the most recent Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15.5 or later driver available at downloadcenter.intel.com, to use Intel® Optane™ memory modules as a system accelerator.