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Linux and Windows report different physical sector size for Intel Optane SSD DC P4801X Series

I have a Intel Optane P4801X. It is a NVMe storage device. In Linux, the physical sector size reported is 512 bytes: $ sgdisk -p /dev/nvme0n1 Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 195371568 sectors, 93.2 GiB Model: ...
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Does adding Intel Optane make sense when 512G Intel NVMe SSD is in the m.2 slot?

I am confused about intel Optane. I plan to use an ASUS Prime Z590-A mobo with intel i5-11600 CPU and intel 670P 2280 NVMe 512GB M.2 SSD. I've read that Optane is a special tech to speed up OS ...
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New Dell unable to boot after clone from old laptop

So I have cloned 100s of various computers over the years and suddenly we are consistently running into issues with new Dell laptops with Intel Optane NVME hard drives. I have tried to clone with ...
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Windows 10 keep freezing and running into blue screen error

I created a custom CPU by buying parts individually for crypto mining. After flashing the device with windows 10, I am seeing the OS keep freezes and running into various blue screen errors. I am ...
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How do I make a program I've previously opened have a cold run when my laptop has Intel Optane turned on?

The first time I open a program on windows it is slow to load then if I close it and open it again, it's fast to load. This suggests that windows is caching the frequently and recently used programs ...
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RAID 5 with NVMe / Optane cache on a Z170?

Information on this is sparse and i can't get clear answers so here goes: I'm currently using a Z77 board and I'm looking into adding a Z170-/Z270-system and setting up a software-RAID 5-array with an ...
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Intel 32 GB Optane + 512 GB NVMe vs Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2 TB

[Intel Optane / NCMe stick (1) I'm hoping that I am posting this question in the correct section of the site. If not, please advise me where I should place it. I very recently purchased a new laptop (...
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As of late 2020, is optane still worth considering?

If I want very fast NVMe storage for general usage, is Optane still a good option? In the past, I read that Optane/3D Xpoint was superior in situations that didn't just require raw throughput, mainly ...
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I accidentally installed Linux on my Intel Optane SSD. How can I newly install Windows 10 and configure Intel Optane Memory properly?

I am fairly new to computers so excuse any terminology mistakes I make. I had a PC running Windows 10 with Intel Optane Memory setup. For reference, I didn't really know about this or what it was ...
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Optane or SSD, is all 7th gen Intel laptop support optane?

First of all this is my laptop Asus TP410UR Windows 10 Pro 64b i3 7100U 8GB DDR4 dual channel RAM GeForce 930MX 240GB Sata SSD Can I use optane on my laptop? I'm planning to upgrade my drive ...
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I uninstalled Intel Optane Memory - The message says my computer won't boot after restart (Have restore point - will that work?)

I uninstalled Intel Optane Memory, believing that would interfere with making a dual-boot system with Linux on a Lenovo Ideapad i7 (based on a guide). There was a warning message about potential data ...
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Magnitude of Optane performance boost

I have a Dell Precision 7530 with NVMe Samsung 970 EVO Plus drive. To my understanding Optane is just another NVMe drive to cache commonly used data. But since my storage is already as fast as the ...
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Processor compatibility with IMDT and Intel Optane DC P4800X

I bought the following Intel SSD and I want to combine it with IMDT (Intel Memory Drive Technology). From what I understood, the IMDT comes pre-installed with the P4800X drive. On the other side, I've ...
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Windows 10 pro 1903 boot up time - already played the SSD card

I built a home workstation 2 years ago, including a Samsung EVO SSD (PCIe/NVME interface) and have enjoyed a snappy system and literally 6-8 second boot up times since then. ... Until the forced ...
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Intel Optane and Dual Boot

I have the following case: I have a 128GB M.2 SSD where I want to install Ubuntu. I have a 256GB SSD where I want to install Windows, and I have a 1TB HDD i want to use in Windows. Now I was ...
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Virtualization, Graphics Processor and Optane Memory

I visited local stores for purchasing a new laptop. I am not a gamer. I have to purchase a laptop with good configuration so that I can run 4-5 virtual machines and may be in coming time I can do ...
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With Intel Optane M.2 can I select which drive to use

I am going to have 1TB 7200 RPM HDD Intel Optane m.2 different m.2 SSD if I install them all, will that third m.2. ssd be independent or is Optane is going to works with disks? In other words, can ...
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Are Optane PCIe 3.0 + 2282 cards compatible with older motherboards?

A lot gets written about Optane compatibility, and how it needs a current generation motherboard. But I can't find any reference to whether that's only for Optane directly plugged into RAM slots or ...
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Can Intel Optane memory compensate for less RAM?

I currently have a laptop that is about two years old, and has 8 GB of RAM. I use my laptop for internet browsing, productivity applications, and programming, including data science within Spyder or ...
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Intel Optane Memory vs Optane SSD [closed]

I haven't found a good source to answer this question which deals with Intel's Optane products. I'm looking to build a new gaming computer primarily but I also do use my computer for the occasional ...
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Why doesn't my Intel Optane application recognize my Optane hardware?

I am trying to use an Optane chip, and I believe I have installed it correctly, but the application for it says Cannot Enable Intel Optane Memory Your system appears to be Intel Optane memory ready ...
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Would Optane drive or SSD benefit more when web browsing is slow?

I have a specific performance issue, which is that I tend to have many windows with many tabs open (across both FireFox and Chrome). This leads to frequent stalls/freezes, presumably when either (a) ...
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