I just purchased a 'tall version with Optane Memory Module' NUCi3BN unit and outfitted it with 8GB memory and a 500GB Samsung 960 EVO NNMe SSD drive. Of course, this left the 16MB Optane memory module unusable since I used the M.2 for the EVO SSD. Was browsing the Gorite site to look at their lids and ran across a little external, stackable unit that could house 2 M.2 SSD's which I think could run in RAID.
My question is:
Could I possibly use the enclosure to run 2 Optane Memory Modules into the Type-C port of the NUC and it operable or usable? I don't think I want to give up my onboard M.2 because it provides the faster PCI lane for the NVMe EVO SSD. Just something that popped into my head and wanted to get some feedback.
Many thanks in advance...
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Unfortunately, using a stack-able memory enclosure Base Unit is not supported by Intel® Optane™ memory modules. The Intel® Optane™ memory module has to be installed into the M.2 connector to enable system acceleration and it is available for SATA-based storage devices (HDD, SSHD, or SATA SSD) only; No acceleration of a secondary (Data) drive is supported.