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CHend8
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Optane 800P Support

While all the review Hades Canyon NUC's appear to be loaded with a 118GB Optane 800P plus "another" M.2 drive, in all cases the Optane drive is the boot drive.

My plan is to run VMWare Workstation on my new NUC with a number of VM's that I use for demos in various configurations. Three of my VM's love to run with an Optane Cache in operation. I was hoping that I could install a cheapish 2TB M.2 SATA SSD as my primary drive and run a 118GB Optane 800P as my secondary drive as a pure cache drive (like I have done on larger desktops). To do this, I will need to run the latest version of Intel RST. The problem is that I'm not sure if the NUC is a qualified platform for RST v16.0.2.1086. Is anybody here able to confirm this configuration?

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idata
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Hello crhendohds

 

 

Thank you for joining the community.

 

 

Allow me to share with you the following link of what is on the box for the Hades canyon.

 

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000027281/mini-pcs/intel-nuc-kits.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000027281/mini-pcs/intel-nuc-kits.html

 

 

To make sure of your inquiry, you want to set the M.2 drive as cash memory by using Intel® RST?

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo C.

 

CHend8
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Yes, I would like to use the Optane 800P as a Cache drive for my Primary Drive which is Western Digital 2TB M.2 SATA SSD using the latest version of Intel RST.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000026040/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-m... This article refers to the Chipset requirements to allow this to happen however there is no mention in the Hades Canyon NUC Specifications of what chipset the NUC uses. I read in https://www.anandtech.com/show/12572/the-intel-hades-canyon-nuc8i7hvk-review-kaby-lakeg-benchmarked this article that this NUC uses the Kaby Lake-H Sunrise Point HM175 chipset however this chipset is not mentioned in the list of chipsets within the requirements document.

While I feel sure it SHOULD work, I would like formal clarification before I make the purchase.

idata
Community Manager
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Hello crhendohds

 

 

Thank you for your response.

 

 

Allow me to share with that Intel® RST version v16.0.2.1086 can be installed on the Hades Canyon NUC, I am going to investigate about the Optane™ 800P to be used on the Hades Canyon NUC, I will be posting back as soon as news become available.

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo C.

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hello crhendohds

 

 

Thank you for waiting, I was looking into your case found the following link for the system requirements for smart response technology; the Hades canyon NUC does not meet the chipset requirements for the feature.

 

 

Reference link:

 

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005501/boards-and-kits.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005501/boards-and-kits.html

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo C.

 

CHend8
Beginner
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Hi,

Yes, I also found that link however I also found these links that appear to contradict your reference link:-

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27682/Intel-Optane-Memory-User-Interface-and-Driver-for-Sy... Download Intel® Optane™ Memory User Interface and Driver for System Acceleration (see Platforms supported for Intel Optane Memory where HM175 is specifically mentioned as supported)

https://www.anandtech.com/show/11210/the-intel-optane-memory-ssd-review-32gb-of-kaby-lake-caching/2 Intel's Caching History - The Intel Optane Memory (SSD) Preview: 32GB of Kaby Lake Caching (see 5th paragraph where HM175 is specifically mentioned)

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-optane-3d-xpoint-motherboard,33398.html Intel: No 200-Series Mobile Chipsets, Optane Memory Support Comes To 100-Series Chipset Instead (see 2nd paragraph where HM175 is specifically mentioned)

I also notice that ALL the NUC Hades Canyon reviews that I have read all contain Optane 800P drives that were supplied by Intel. Why would you promote 800P Optane inside this new NUC if its not fully supported?

Can I respectfully request that you contact the Optane team to resolve this issue?

Please don't simply google any more links. As you can see there are many contradictions out there and this needs to be resolved ASAP.

idata
Community Manager
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Hello crhendohds

 

 

Thank you for your response.

 

 

Allow me to share with you the following link, in here you will be able to create a thread for SSD team.

 

 

/community/tech/intel-optane-memory https://communities.intel.com/community/tech/intel-optane-memory

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo C.

 

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