i opened up my laptop expecting to find an empty m.2 slot since my model has such a slot and I do not have an ssd installed. Inside I found the m.2 slot had a 16gb intel optane memory card, when removed, windows will not boot. I wanted to install an ssd so I looked up how to remove the optane card and still be able to boot windows and it tells me to find my intel rapid storage technology app and disable it. The problem is I don’t have this app, I can search all I want I can’t find any such application to open. So really what id like to know is
1.) is my pc using this intel rapid storage tech with my hdd?
2.) If it is using the rapid storage tech, is it worth it to install an ssd?
When I search “I” in the windows bar, there is no option for intel optane memory or rapid storage tech or anything, only intel graphics shows up. Yesterday I made the mistake of downloading intel optane software off this website and tried to disable it, which bluescreened my computer and made me reset my bios and a few other things to fix. It seems like if I don’t have the software installed, I should be able to remove the card with no issue but I can’t.