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Intel is bringing hybrid Optane H20 memory to laptops

Intel is about to release Optane H20 memory for laptop systems. Announced late last year, Intel’s Optane H20 memory aims to deliver the best of RAM and SSD storage in a single solution, accelerating loading times and data transfers.

Available with 512GB and 1TB capacities, Intel Optane H20 memory packs both QLC 3D NAND and Optane technologies into a module featuring an M.2 2280 form factor. Whether you choose a 512GB or a 1TB H20 memory module, both feature 32GB of Optane memory. Those interested in the Intel Optane H20 should know that this memory is only compatible with systems equipped with 11th Gen Intel Core processors.

Rated sequential read and write speeds are similar to a PCIe 3.0 SSD, featuring up to 3400MB/s reading speeds and up to 2100MB/s write speeds. Random 4K speeds vary between 65-390K IOPS while reading and 40-280K IOPS on writing. The drive’s endurance isn’t on par with the best PCIe 3.0/4.0 SSDs, but 185/370TBW should still enough for most users. The rated MTBF is set at about 1.6M hours, and all drives come with a 5-year warranty.

Intel has scheduled the release date of Optane H20 memory for June 20th, but pricing is still unknown.

KitGuru says: Are you thinking about acquiring a new laptop with Intel Optane H20 memory? What type of workloads would you use it for?

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