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Intel Optane in RAID 0 - World's Fastest System Disk

By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 28, 2017 12:50 am
TweakTown Rating: 100%Manufacturer: Intel

Intel 32GB M.2 x 2280 Optane Memory Module

 

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The Optane Memory module ships in a small blue box that says "OPTANE" in the front. The enclosed module's capacity is advertised on this side of the packaging.

 

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The back of the packaging advertises the enclosed module's M.2 x 80mm form-factor and its Gen3 x2 interface.

 

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Flipping the box open reveals the Optane module is well protected inside of a clear clamshell container.

 

 

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Contained within the packaging is the Optane module, an instruction guide, a warning leaflet and an Optane Memory decal.

 

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This side of the module's blue PCB houses the drive's 2-channel ASIC controller, two 16GB Optane Memory packages, and various surface mounted components. We will not be removing the factory label because it has a copper layer inside of it. Removing thermal labels is never a good idea because they bend when removed and will never again lay flat over the components as intended. We will just be providing a photo of the front and back of the module.

 

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This side of the memory module is devoid of components.

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