Intel Optane Revisited


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So, I'm troubleshooting "Error 0xc0000428 Digital signature for this file could not be verified" and thinking about reinstalling Windows 10. Listing my apps and programs for reinstallation when I run across "Intel Optane Memory and Storage Management"!"

Do What!?! And here's the kicker . . . so far I haven't had one iota of difficulty in clean installing Windows 10 or 11. But now I'm wondering whether to actually go there!
 

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    HP Envy TE01-1xxx
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    ntel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
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    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
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    16384 MBytes
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    Intel UHD Graphics 630
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    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
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    1920 x 1080
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    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
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    HP
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    16 GB
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    Intel UHD Graphics 630
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    Built-in
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    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
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    1920 x
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Is it just that the software is installed or does your computer have Optane memory?
 

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    PowerSpec B746
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    Intel Core i7-10700K
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    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
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What system is that? Your "My Computers" lists two desktops. I tend to think of Optane as a laptop thing, although I think it may appear in some hybrid HDs in desktops.

I suppose that if a small Optane drive is being used as an accelerator for another drive, it requires Intel RST drivers. I've never had to deal with that, for which I am grateful.
 

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    Windows 11 22000.708
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    homebuilt
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    Intel I9-12900K
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    Asus Prime Z690-A
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    64GB Kingston DDR5-5600
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    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
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    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
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    Viewsonic XG320U
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    3840 X 2160 @ 144Hz
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    WB Black SN850 1TB M.2 NVME SSD
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    built in Realtek
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    Asus PA329C
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I am very familiar with Optane. My HP laptop has it (and it works very well). I hope I will save you some pain.

1. Optane requires a small empty space at the very end of your hard drive. IF you do a CLEAN install of Windows 10, you will not be able to get the optane working again UNTIL you use a free program that allows you to resize partitions (such as the free version of Aomei Partition). According to Intel "The end of the targeted drive to be accelerated must contain at least 5MB of continuous unallocated space." You can do this easily with Aomei AFTER you do the clean install, then reboot. You will also need the latest Rapid Storage Technology driver from Intel--BE CAREFUL. Some of the Rapid Storage Technology drivers are only for very new CPUS. Choose the version correct for your CPU. Once you install the RST driver (and if you did the partition correctly), you will be able to turn Opatane on.

2. I recently upgraded to Windows 11 (and currently Optane was working fine on Windows 10). It was recommended that I do the in place upgrade to Windows 11 FIRST (which I did), and THEN use the Windows Media Creation tool to make a bootable USB flash drive and do a clean install as usual. Doing it this way, I had no problem with Optane as for some reason (maybe a feature in Windows 11), it recognized that I had Optane and automatically left the extra 5MB at the end of the C: drive on the clean install.
 

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    HP Omen 17
    CPU
    i7-9750H
    Motherboard
    HP 8604 (U3E1)
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 (HP) 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (HP)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Hard Drives
    476GB Intel Optane+477GBSSD (RAID (SSD))

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My Dell came with that app installed although my PC is not equipped with optane. My PC just has the option to install optane if I so choose. I never have removed the app
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.778
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    Dell Optiplex 7080
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    i9-10900
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    32 gb
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    Benq 27
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    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
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    500w
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    Dell Premium
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    Logitech wired
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    Dell Optiplex 9020
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    i7-4770
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    24 gb
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    2560x1440
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    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
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So, I'm troubleshooting "Error 0xc0000428 Digital signature for this file could not be verified" and thinking about reinstalling Windows 10. Listing my apps and programs for reinstallation when I run across "Intel Optane Memory and Storage Management"!"

Do What!?! And here's the kicker . . . so far I haven't had one iota of difficulty in clean installing Windows 10 or 11. But now I'm wondering whether to actually go there!
Hi Wynona,
You don't need Optane memory IMHO, you have a faster 512GB SSD as a boot drive, use AHCI mode for SATA.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Build 25145.1011
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Nitro AN517-51
    CPU
    i7-9750h
    Motherboard
    Acer Superb_CFS
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 1660-ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek
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    LP173WF5-SPB3
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    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB
    Browser
    Edge
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    Acer Predator G9-793
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    i7-6700HQ
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    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
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    Realtek
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    Samsung 960 Evo 250GB
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Is it just that the software is installed or does your computer have Optane memory?
And the mystery goes on . . .

When I looked for Intel Optane Memory and Storage Management in Windows 11, it wasn't in my anywhere in my Start Menu. So I powered down and booted to Windows 10, and there it is! Sheesh! Could anything be more convoluted?

Anyhoo, I clicked on Intel Optane Memory and a nice red X showed up with: No supported controller found then a blue ?.

So, I would guess I don't have any Optane memory . . .
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 20000.613
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy TE01-1xxx
    CPU
    ntel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
    Memory
    16384 MBytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Standard
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    100 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's all Folks!
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 (10th gen) 10700
    Motherboard
    Intel
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    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Built-in
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    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
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    1920 x
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    SSD (512 GB)
    HDD (1 TB)
    Seagate
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    Intel i7 10th Generation
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    HP
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    HP/Intel?
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    Logitech M705
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    Logitech Wave K350
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    50 mbps
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What system is that? Your "My Computers" lists two desktops. I tend to think of Optane as a laptop thing, although I think it may appear in some hybrid HDs in desktops.

I suppose that if a small Optane drive is being used as an accelerator for another drive, it requires Intel RST drivers. I've never had to deal with that, for which I am grateful.
It's a desktop system with a 512 GB Western Ditital SSD and 1 TB Seagate SATA.

Normally I'd already have been inside the box, but so far, I've seen no need to do that with this system since it already has two drives and enough RAM installed. If I were to choose to go inside, what would I look for, since I'm thinking neither a WDC nor a Seagate drive would have Optane.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 20000.613
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy TE01-1xxx
    CPU
    ntel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
    Memory
    16384 MBytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Standard
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    100 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's all Folks!
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 (10th gen) 10700
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x
    Hard Drives
    SSD (512 GB)
    HDD (1 TB)
    Seagate
    PSU
    Intel i7 10th Generation
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    HP/Intel?
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox 90.2
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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I am very familiar with Optane. My HP laptop has it (and it works very well). I hope I will save you some pain.

1. Optane requires a small empty space at the very end of your hard drive. IF you do a CLEAN install of Windows 10, you will not be able to get the optane working again UNTIL you use a free program that allows you to resize partitions (such as the free version of Aomei Partition). According to Intel "The end of the targeted drive to be accelerated must contain at least 5MB of continuous unallocated space." You can do this easily with Aomei AFTER you do the clean install, then reboot. You will also need the latest Rapid Storage Technology driver from Intel--BE CAREFUL. Some of the Rapid Storage Technology drivers are only for very new CPUS. Choose the version correct for your CPU. Once you install the RST driver (and if you did the partition correctly), you will be able to turn Opatane on.

2. I recently upgraded to Windows 11 (and currently Optane was working fine on Windows 10). It was recommended that I do the in place upgrade to Windows 11 FIRST (which I did), and THEN use the Windows Media Creation tool to make a bootable USB flash drive and do a clean install as usual. Doing it this way, I had no problem with Optane as for some reason (maybe a feature in Windows 11), it recognized that I had Optane and automatically left the extra 5MB at the end of the C: drive on the clean install.
Actually, so far, Optane hasn't interfered with my clean installs; I always take a new PC to bare metal and clean install, whether it be a desktop or a laptop.

As far as I'm concerned, I can live the rest of my life without Optane! Especially since @Hazel123 had some real problems with it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 20000.613
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy TE01-1xxx
    CPU
    ntel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
    Memory
    16384 MBytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Standard
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    100 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's all Folks!
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 (10th gen) 10700
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x
    Hard Drives
    SSD (512 GB)
    HDD (1 TB)
    Seagate
    PSU
    Intel i7 10th Generation
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    HP/Intel?
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox 90.2
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Headphone/Microphone Combo
    SuperSpeed USB Type-A (4 on front)
    HP 3-in-One Card Readr
    SuperSpeed USB Type-C
    DVD Writer

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Hi Wynona,
You don't need Optane memory IMHO, you have a faster 512GB SSD as a boot drive, use AHCI mode for SATA.
I have a 512 GB Western Digital SSD and a 1 TB Seagate SATA in this PC. Should I change that to AHCI?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 20000.613
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy TE01-1xxx
    CPU
    ntel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
    Memory
    16384 MBytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Standard
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    100 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's all Folks!
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 (10th gen) 10700
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x
    Hard Drives
    SSD (512 GB)
    HDD (1 TB)
    Seagate
    PSU
    Intel i7 10th Generation
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    HP/Intel?
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox 90.2
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Headphone/Microphone Combo
    SuperSpeed USB Type-A (4 on front)
    HP 3-in-One Card Readr
    SuperSpeed USB Type-C
    DVD Writer

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So, it seems this thread may be Much Ado About Nothing?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 20000.613
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy TE01-1xxx
    CPU
    ntel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
    Memory
    16384 MBytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Standard
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    100 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's all Folks!
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 (10th gen) 10700
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x
    Hard Drives
    SSD (512 GB)
    HDD (1 TB)
    Seagate
    PSU
    Intel i7 10th Generation
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    HP/Intel?
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox 90.2
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
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    SuperSpeed USB Type-A (4 on front)
    HP 3-in-One Card Readr
    SuperSpeed USB Type-C
    DVD Writer

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I have a 512 GB Western Digital SSD and a 1 TB Seagate SATA in this PC. Should I change that to AHCI?
Yes, I have ditched Intel RST with Optane and using AHCI, there's no noticeable difference, Intel Optane is more suited for those who are using spinner HDDs with Optane memory installed.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Build 25145.1011
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Nitro AN517-51
    CPU
    i7-9750h
    Motherboard
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Yes, I have ditched Intel RST with Optane and using AHCI, there's no noticeable difference, Intel Optane is more suited for those who are using spinner HDDs with Optane memory installed.
So, a weird question . . . Why would Intel put its crapola onto the end of a WD SSD? Especially since SSD is fast enough (in my NSHO). How would I change the Seagate SATA to AHCI? I don't generally change these kinds of things around. :eek1:
 

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It's a desktop system with a 512 GB Western Ditital SSD and 1 TB Seagate SATA.

Normally I'd already have been inside the box, but so far, I've seen no need to do that with this system since it already has two drives and enough RAM installed. If I were to choose to go inside, what would I look for, since I'm thinking neither a WDC nor a Seagate drive would have Optane.

I'm not sure that any hybrid HDs use Optane memory, now that I think of it.

Not sure which HP desktop model you may have. I wonder if it has a BIOS setting to enable the use of an Optane accelerator? If it's on inappropriately, it's good that it has caused you no grief.

HP does some things that seem odd to me. A friend has a recent model HP two-in-one laptop, with an SSD as its primary drive. It also has a small Optane accelerator. Seems a bit pointless, even if the SSD is SATA.
 

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I have a 512 GB Western Digital SSD and a 1 TB Seagate SATA in this PC. Should I change that to AHCI?
Are you sure it isn't using AHCI Mode already?
 

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Are you sure it isn't using AHCI Mode already?
No. I know the 1 TB drive is SATA. Speccy told me so.

Here's the WD info:

476GB Western Digital WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (Unknown (SSD))
 

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