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can I use optane to store data as portable HDD

HNguy101
Beginner
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I want use optane to store data ,and then I will buy a box NVME to plug optane .So I want to ask intel can I do it ?​

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Santiago_A_Intel
Employee
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Hi HNguy101,

 

Thank you for posting in the Intel® Optane™ community.

 

The Intel® Optane™ Memory is designed to accelerate a SATA drive in your computer. The module is not intended to store data like an SSD.

 

If you currently have one Intel® Optane™ Memory paired with your HDD, our recommendation is to keep using it that way, and wait until you get a new NVMe SSD to start using the SSD to store data in the way you are explaining.

 

We hope this clarifies your concern.

 

Have a nice day.

 

Santiago A.

Intel® Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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  1. Why to use Optane memory as portable HDD? How big is your Optane Memory module? 16GB, 32GB? It was designed to serve as cache memory, rather that for storage purpose.
  2. Better buy external HDD or even USB flash.

 

Leon

 

HNguy101
Beginner
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because I want use intel optane like USB flash

LeonWaksman
Super User
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You may do what you want, however it is strange and not optimal solution.

 

Leon

 

Santiago_A_Intel
Employee
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Hi HNguy101,

 

Thank you for posting in the Intel® Optane™ community.

 

The Intel® Optane™ Memory is designed to accelerate a SATA drive in your computer. The module is not intended to store data like an SSD.

 

If you currently have one Intel® Optane™ Memory paired with your HDD, our recommendation is to keep using it that way, and wait until you get a new NVMe SSD to start using the SSD to store data in the way you are explaining.

 

We hope this clarifies your concern.

 

Have a nice day.

 

Santiago A.

Intel® Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

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