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RWils3
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deconcatenate the optane memory in bios

I'm trying to separate the optane memory from my NUC7i7BNH on the optane forum it tells me to look in the NUC forum for help in finding how to deconcatenate the optane in my bios.

I want to remove the optain and install a new 960 pro M2 SSD rather than accelerate my HDD.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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idata
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Hello formula98,

 

 

Thank you for joining this Intel Community.

 

 

I understand that you would like to deconcatenate your Intel® Optane™ memory volume from the system BIOS. I would like to assist you.

 

 

To deconcatenate your Intel® Optane™ memory volume in BIOS, you can perform the following steps:

 

 

-Locate the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology menu.

 

-Select the Intel® Optane™ Memory volume.

 

-Choose option to deconcatenate.

 

-Make sure to select Preserve Data. It migrates the data on your volume back to the SATA disk.

 

-Choose option Start deconcatenation.

 

 

You may also refer to the following sections on this link.

 

 

>In my system BIOS under the Intel RST section, I see an option to Deconcatenate and Preserve Data Yes or No. What do these mean?

 

 

>Once the Deconcatenate process starts, the system BIOS is unresponsive. Is this expected?

 

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025569/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-m...

 

 

In addition, you can watch this video to learn how to disable your Intel® Optane™ memory volume from the system BIOS.

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000024626/memory-and-storage.html

 

 

Wanner G.
RWils3
Beginner
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Hi Wanner,

you are the second person to give me this advice. I do not have Intel® Rapid Storage Technology menu. I only had the Optane selection in the OS and in the bios I have under SATA Controller Configuration "Intel RST Premium with Intel Optane System Acceleration" and is the only thing I can find. under the OS I had the an Optane enable or disable. I disabled and thought it would remove the bind between the two, but it does not.

If I remove the Optane the system will not boot.

Thank you,

Ron

idata
Community Manager
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Hello formula98,

Thank you for your response.

Based on the picture attached, you should be able to install an M.2 SSD in your unit. Keep in mind that a clean install of Windows* 10 is the best solution to address this specific issue with your unit. However, you may also enable the Intel® Optane™ memory volume and deconcatenate it from the BIOS. Hopefully, you will get a successful outcome.

Now, if you choose to perform the clean install of Windows* 10, please review these tips first.

Windows® 10 Tips for Intel® NUC Kits, Intel® Compute Sticks and Intel® Compute Cards

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025593/mini-pcs.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025593/mini-pcs.html

The path to locate the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology menu in BIOS is the following:

 

Advanced > Devices > Add-in Config > Intel® Rapid Storage Technology > Configure. Then, select the Intel® Optane™ Volume and Deconcatenate.

Also, you can review the tested peripherals for your Intel® NUC using the Intel® Product Compatibility Tool.

 

http://compatibleproducts.intel.com/ http://compatibleproducts.intel.com/

Wanner G.

idata
Community Manager
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Hello formula98,

 

 

Were you able to deconcatenate your Intel® Optane™ memory volume?

 

 

If you still need assistance to resolve this issue, we will be glad to assist you.

 

 

Wanner G.
scass6
Beginner
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Hello !

I am in the same situation as author 😩

I want to remove my Optane to put a SSD.

On Windows, I disabled the Optane Memory with the dedicated tool and yeah after a reboot it's super slow ^^

Then, on the BIOS, I don't have the deconcatenate option on the Optane volume.

 

I have 2 dead ends :

 

  • If I remove the Optane Memory from the NUC, it keeps rebooting
  • If I unticked the m2 device and choose AHCI (instead of RST) I have a BSOD asking me the bitlocker key that I don't have

 

Very frustrating

 

Hope someone could help me

 

Regards

scass6
Beginner
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I could manage to boot my computer without the Optane memory but I got the BSOD.

Only solution was to reset windows from the recovery.

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