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HNguy56
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Optane Memory Installation Problem

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Hi, I have tried to install the intel optane 16gb but it didn't work.

I have set CSM to Disable;

Enable the sata controller mode;

Set the Sata mode to Intel® RST and System Acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Technology. 

After all these steps, the computer didn't boot up into Windows 10 anymore. I guess by switching the Sata mode I've disable my SSD (which contains my windows 10). Do I have to reinstall windows 10 after doing all these steps to turn on Intel Optane? Or what can I do to fix?

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HNguy56
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Hi, Thanks for your reply. I have just configured it to work with my HDD. ​

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RAJU2529
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​try these

For installing optane memory software, read the pdf file which can be download from intel site

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/memory-and-storage/optane-memory/intel-opt...

 

Secondary/Data SATA Drive Acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000027987/memory-and-storage.html

 

Intel optane memory software 16.8.0.1000 direct download link from intel website

https://downloadmirror.intel.com/28400/eng/SetupOptaneMemory.exe

 

Error message getting while enabling or disabling optane memory

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000024113/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-m...

 

For paltform supported chipset and intel processors link

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000026040/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-m...

 

intel optane memory installation video link

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000023845/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-m...

 

intel optane memory configuration video link

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000023853/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-m...

 

intel optane memory disabling video link

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

 

Pinning a File, Folder, or Application for System Acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000028779/memory-and-storage.html

 

What Software Enables Acceleration with Intel® Optane™ Memory?

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000024385/memory-and-storage.html

 

DiegoV_Intel
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Hi HNguy56,

 

Thank you for posting in the Intel® communities.

 

It may be possible that your OS was installed in a way it’s not compatible with the current configuration. In this case, it’s recommended to re-install the OS after configuring the BIOS correctly.

 

Make sure your OS is working in UEFI mode and using GPT partition style. If it’s using MBR partition style, then it will not work after changing the BIOS to UEFI mode and disabling the CSM setting. This would explain why you are getting this behavior.

 

The partition style is set automatically when you install the OS based on the current BIOS configuration. It the BIOS is configured in Legacy mode, then the OS may be installed using MBR partition style, but if the BIOS is set in UEFI mode, then the OS will use GPT partition style during the installation.

 

On the other hand, another community user had a similar issue, but he fixed it by configuring the BIOS correctly and setting up the remapping feature only for the module and not for the primary drive. I’m not sure if this configuration applies to you motherboard too, but it is worth to mention as you may be experiencing a similar issue, and maybe the OS installation is not the root cause here. Anyhow, please take a look at the following thread for more details: https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D50P000049eXixSAE/why-am-i-getting-ide-detect-errors-on-boot

 

If you will re-install the OS, please make sure to leave at least 5MB of unallocated space at the end of the primary drive as it’s shown in the following picture. This reserved space is necessary for the module to work properly.

 

Partitions.JPG

 

I hope you find this information useful. If there is anything else I can help you with, or if you have any doubt, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Diego V.

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

HNguy56
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Hi, how can I leave unallocated space at the end of the primary drive? ​

HNguy56
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also, I want to make the intel optane to work with my second drive (2tb HDD) is that possible and how can I do it?​

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hello @HNguy56​ ,

  1. Please describe your Hardware setup: Computer model and/or Motherboard P/N, System drive P/N (where you want install Windows 10), HDD P/N you want to accelerate win Optane memory, RAM size, bios version.
  2. Once I will see this information, I'll be able to give better instruction how to install Windows 10 and how to enable Optane memory to accelerate your HDD.

 

Leon

 

 

 

HNguy56
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Hi, Thanks for your reply. I have just configured it to work with my HDD. ​

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DiegoV_Intel
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Hi HNguy56,

 

Thank you for the confirmation.

 

It’s great you were able to setup the module with your HDD.

 

If you ever have another concern about the module, please feel free to open a new thread. We’ll try to help you in any way we can.

 

Just to answer your previous questions in case someone else check the thread in the future, you can indeed accelerate a secondary drive as long as the system meets the requirements. These requirements are described in the following article: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000027987/memory-and-storage.html

 

Regarding to the unallocated space at the end of the drive, it should be reserved when you are installing the OS. You can select there the amount of space you want to reserve and then install the OS in the remaining space. As an alternative way, I know there are third party softwares that allow you to create partitions in the drive, so this is another option to accomplish this.

 

Have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Diego V.

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Can you describe your computer/motherboard?

Leon

 

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