Is Intel planning to issue any driver updates in the future that offer secondary drive acceleration on the x299 platform? I recognize Optane is supported on x299 for boot drives but I really would like to be able to accelerate a secondary mechanical drive I use for RAW footage storage and access. I already have a fast M.2 boot drive so Optane doesn't add any benefit at this point.
Thank you for contacting Intel Technical Support.
As you mentioned the Intel® X299 Chipset supports Optane™ memory to accelerate a primary drive with the following CPUs and chipset:
Intel® Core™ X-series Processorshttp://ark.intel.com/products/121500/Intel-Core-i5-7640X-X-series-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-4_20-GHz Intel® Core™ i5-7640X X-series Processor
http://ark.intel.com/products/121499/Intel-Core-i7-7740X-X-series-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_50-GHz Intel® Core™ i7-7740X X-series Processor
http://ark.intel.com/products/123589/Intel-Core-i7-7800X-X-series-Processor-8_25M-Cache-up-to-4_30-G... Intel® Core™ i7-7800X X-series Processor
http://ark.intel.com/products/123767/Intel-Core-i7-7820X-X-series-Processor-11M-Cache-up-to-4_30-GHz Intel® Core™ i7-7820X X-series Processor
http://ark.intel.com/products/123613/Intel-Core-i9-7900X-X-series-Processor-13_75M-Cache-up-to-4_30-... Intel® Core™ i9-7900X X-series Processor
http://ark.intel.com/products/126240/Intel-Core-i9-7920X-X-series-Processor-16_50M-Cache-up-to-4_30-... Intel® Core™ i9-7920X X-series Processor
http://ark.intel.com/products/126695/Intel-Core-i9-7940X-X-series-Processor-19_25M-Cache-up-to-4_30-... Intel® Core™ i9-7940X X-series Processor
http://ark.intel.com/products/126697/Intel-Core-i9-7960X-X-series-Processor-22M-Cache-up-to-4_20-GHz Intel® Core™ i9-7960X X-series Processor
http://ark.intel.com/products/126699/Intel-Core-i9-7980XE-X-series-Processor-24_75M-Cache-up-to-4_20... Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE X-series Processorhttp://ark.intel.com/products/122941/Intel-X299-Chipset Intel® X299 Chipset15.7 or later NoteSecondary/data drive acceleration is not supported for these platforms.
This information can be found on the "https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000026040/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-m... Software and Platform Support for Intel® Optane™ Memory" article.
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