10-06-2018 01:49 AM
Hi all, I'm going to buy a v330-15ikb with i5-8250U.
Does this laptop support Intel Optane technology?
It comes with the memory already in place or I need to buy it myself?
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10-06-2018 04:14 AM
That model does not support Intel Optane memory. It should come with 4GB memory soldered to the motherboard.
Some: M.2 SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s
Some: M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4, 32Gb/s
Some: HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high
10-06-2018 05:53 AM
Intel Optane memory is a M.2 pci/e 3x4 SSD to boost a spinner HDD. Over rated!. I would return the item for refund if possible.
I would put a Samsung EVO 970 in the pci/e 3x4 slot.
10-07-2018 02:36 AM
I didn't understood: you are suggesting to return the product?
I saw that a 512 GB ssd m.2 ssd is close to 80$, I know that isn't fast as an Optane memory but in the future will boost this laptop
10-09-2018 12:33 AM
I only bought the laptop hoping it was Optane compliant
But the second choice was the 330s with i3-8130U that is Optane compliant but I preferred the i5 and after I can upgrade with real ssd and more ram.
Just a question: a 512GB ssd is 90$, is optane so important instead of changing from hdd to ssd?
10-09-2018 05:21 AM
In my opinion, OPTANE memory is way over rated. It is a "booster" for a HDD spinner. Down the road, in the future, Intel will probably Upgrade OPTANE memory to something more helpful. Current OPTANE is not memory at all. It is a PCI/e 3x4 stick of software and "storage bins". Who wants to boost a HDD spinner when M.2 2280 PCI/e 3x4 is current state of the art?
FYI: 16TB 2.5 inch SSD Samsung
10-10-2018 12:18 AM
I red many times that Optane is cheaper than an SSD and has big benefit.
In my opinion an SSD isn't so expensive right now so I think that loose optane compatibility to gain i5 cpu is better and I can improve my laptop in the future