[SOLVED] 512 PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD or 512 GB Intel SSD + 32 GB Intel Optane (HP Spectre 360)

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Are both of these PCIe, or is the Optane option via SATA? I can't tell on the web site, and no one at HP seems to be able to give me a verifiable answer. The HP system configurator seems to suggest that Optane is the more expensive (sc. better) option and is on sale at the NVMe price. I would think that Optane with PCIe would be best. Here's the system link: https://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?langId=-1&storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&catEntryId=3074457345619343821&urlLangId=&quantity=1&color=dark+ash+silver
 
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The Optane is paired with an Intel SSD M.2 SATA disk , since you won't see any difference (most scenarios) in performance when paired with a NVMe disk.
Thank you, jojesa. In other words, the performance of the two is about the same? I was thinking of the Optane SSD. Is the Optane okay? Thanks again!
 

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I'm confused. Why is HP selling an SSD with Optane as a main drive if it makes no difference with an SSD? Is the Optane drive an M.2 (PCIe) SSD? Which is better for this computer?
Why? Because they can, and it looks good in the advertisement.

It's basically using a small fast drive as cache space for an already fast large drive.

Just get the 512GB NVMe option, and skip the Optane thing.
 
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Why? Because they can, and it looks good in the advertisement.

It's basically using a small fast drive as cache space for an already fast large drive.

Just get the 512GB NVMe option, and skip the Optane thing.
Thanks, USAFRet, both for your answer and for your service.
 

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