16 GB optane memory enough to hold Windows 7

Sagar_20

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I recently came across a gaming laptop which comes with a 1TB HDD + 16 GB Optane but i'm thinking how can 16 GB hold windows which is at least double it's size? and whether it's worth to have Intel optane rather than a true ssd like samsung evo, wd blue, kingston UV 400 etc?
 


A pure SSD setup will always provide true SSD experience.

Optane is designed to serve as a cache to be used in tandem with regular HDD, so in most cases you should see ssd-like performance (as long as data is actually cached on optane), but in cases when data is not cached you will have regular HDD speed. So it is a mixed bag, and I would always get a pure SSD. Especially today when 1TB SSDs are certainly not that expensive anymore.

 

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