Question Upgrading to SSD from HDD with intel optane

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If I upgrade to an SSD and boot from there, is there any benefit to keeping the Intel Optane? Will it continue to work with the HDD when reading/writing data, or does the Optane only help with booting?
 
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I think this is it:
Intel Optane M.2 Memory
Alienware Aurora R7
CPU: 3.7GHz Intel Core i7 8700K (hexa-core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.7GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11GB GDDR5X)
RAM: 32GB dual channel DDR4 (2666MHz)
Motherboard: Dell Proprietary (Intel Z370 chipset)
Power Supply: Alienware 850 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply with High Performance Liquid Cooling
Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, 2TB HDD (7,200 rpm)
Ports (front): 1 x headphone, 1 x microphone, 1 x USB-C, 3 x USB 3.0
Ports (rear): 6 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, Rear L/P surround, Coaxial S/PDIF port, optical audio out, Ethernet, DisplayPort
Connectivity: Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
Camera: none
Weight: 32.67 pounds (14.81kg)
Size: 8.35 x 18.6 x 14.2 x inches (21.1 x 47.2 x 36.1cm: W x D x H)
 
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