Intel Claims Its Magical New Memory Will Speed Your Computer Up for Cheap

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Source:  Gizmodo

For a decade now, one of the biggest factors in choosing a computer has been the choice between traditional hard drive and solid state drive. The former is cheap, bulky, and slow. The latter is expensive, light, and fast. There has been zero middle ground. You’ve had to compromise between price and speed. But Intel’s hoping to eradicate that compromise with its new Intel Optane Memory. According to Intel, installing this single memory stick in your computer could supercharge even the slowest hard drive and give you the SSD’s best feature: speed. 

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The only problem is it uses the M2 slot on your board so if you only have 1 addressable M2 slot then you either have to choose between a fast SSD or this memory. Granted they do make an M2 slot add on card but it seems like the bus on that would be a bottleneck.