Intel is looking for fresh ways of making its Optane memory or 3D XPoint memory better. The company\u2019s newest product is an SSD, and it is a combination of Optane tech with QLC or quad-level cell flash memory chips. These are installed within a single M.2 drive.\r\n\r\nIntel\u2019s SSD with Optane memory H10 is a unique combination of Intel\u2019s QLC 3D NAND and Optane technology. It represents the undisciplined approach to storage and memory, and it frees the optimal power of Intel\u2019s connected platform, and it\u2019s not been provided before.\r\n\r\nRob Crooke from Intel mentioned they\u2019re using the Optane tech in light and thin laptops and similar space-constrained computer systems like the mini-PCs and all-in-one desktops. There\u2019s a downside though because Intel doesn\u2019t have a plan to sell these products as standalone drivers as of now. They\u2019re for OEMs only, but consumers could get their hands on them in the future.\r\n\r\nThe restriction is limiting especially because Intel has extolled the advantages of its fresh drives in comparison to the huge TLC NAND flash solid state drives that are all around the marketplace.\r\n\r\nThe Optane H10 is offering better performance, which doesn\u2019t meet the standard of TLC 3D NAND solid-state drives nowadays. Intel says it eliminates the importance of having a 2nd storage device.\r\n\r\nThere are significant performance claims. Intel said its primary Core-U systems with the Optane H10 drive has the ability to start games 60% quicker while doing multitasking work, and it\u2019s an astonishing figure.\r\n\r\nHowever, Intel isn\u2019t clear about the comparisons it is trying to achieve, but Intel might be trying to addressed HDDs. Intel said the quickest drives are the solid-state drives that have Optane memory even if compared to NAND solid state drives.\r\n\r\nThe most recent drives are usually Intel 660p solid-state drives that have Optane memory. They utilize an X4 PCIe connection. However, it\u2019s X2 for 660p and x2 for Optane memory. There\u2019s a need to utilize the RST that has Optane memory to enable the cache. Unfortunately, there\u2019s no built-in support for the hardware.\r\n\r\nThere is no data in regards to pricing because Intel only targets OMEs right now. For now, there are different capacities for the drives such as 1TB + 32GB, 512 GB + 32 GB, and 256 GB (SSD) + 16GB (Optane).\r\n\r\nThose who want to get the finest NVMe SSD should have a compatible motherboard. There\u2019s also a need for an M.2 port. There\u2019s not much issue because almost all SATA drives do fit on most gaming computers.