January 8th, 2019 by Adam Armstrong
Intel Announced Optane Memory H10
Today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Intel announced its latest SSD, the Intel Optane Memory H10. As the name implies it is an Optane drive, but wait, there is a twist, the drive also combines Intel’s QLC 3D NAND technology. Putting both technologies onto a single M.2 form factor give users bother performance and capacity in a tiny footprint.
Optane has brought about new levels of performance and very low latency. The biggest drawback is the low capacity. Another recently launched technology of Intel’s is QLC 3D NAND. QLC brings more capacity at a lower price but sacrifices some performance for the trade off. Both technologies seem to be lacking exactly where the other is strongest, so Intel combined them, bringing performance and capacity.
Both technologies are combined in a M.2 form factor making them ideal for thin and light notebooks, or other applications where space is an issue. The Intel Optane Memory H10 will come in the following capacities: 16GB (Optane) + 256GB (QLC); 32GB (Optane) +512GB (QLC); and 32GB (Optane) + 1TB (QLC).
Intel Optane Memory H10 is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2019 in OEM systems from Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer, ASUS, and more.