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Optane memory or SSD?

TimidMage66
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I bevieve that intel optane memory could be a cheap alternative to an SSD, especially with how cheap HDDs are becoming.

However, is there any advantages an SSD has over optane memory? (other than working on AMD processors as well as intel ones)

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SSDs are cheaper than optane........ its also a whole lot less painless to use and setup, not to mention more consistant performance.

 

a 120GB cacheless SSD + an HDD or 250GB with Cache SSD + an HDD is the way to go. 

 

 

optane is great and all, but comparing to competing products it really doesnt hold up in general use

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By Optane, I guess you mean NVMe SSD caching in general?

 

The problem with caching is that only content inside the SSD is fast, the rest are all slow. Also you don't get to choose what gets to be in the SSD at all times, they just shuffle around based on access frequency.

 

For Optane specifically, it just cost so much more compared to other NVMe SSDs. Sure other SSDs might be slower, but they more than compensate with much higher capacity.

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it speeds up everything, not only most often used files, it can store wayyy more data than any optane cache, honestly, I would take 120gb ssd and maybe optane for the hdd, you can always get advantages of both, with nvme drive

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Optane cache is stupid, don't buy it.

Get a real SSD instead and a separate HDD if you really need one.

 

The only optane drives that are worth buying are the standalone SSDs, not the cache drives.

They also cost like $700+ because they are the fastest SSDs on the market.

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