How to Determine What Intel® Optane™ Memory Technology is in Your System

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05/31/2019

If you purchased a system that came with the module installed and potentially enabled for system acceleration, you can use this article to determine which Intel® Optane™ Memory technology is installed in your system, and the module's status.


Intel® Optane™ Memory User Interface

Note If there is no device in the system, this section will state that it has not detected a device in the system.
  • How to get there:
    1. Press the Windows Key.
    2. View all applications.
    3. Select Intel® Optane™ Memory (might be in an Intel brand folder).
      1. If this application is not listed, look in the same location for the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application. 
  • Where to look: Setup tab.
Intel® Optane™ Memory User Interface

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology User Interface
 
  • How to get there:​
    1. Press the Windows Key.
    2. View all applications.
    3. Select Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (might be in an Intel brand folder).​
  • Where to look: Right column in the Status, Manage or Intel® Optane™ Memory sections.

 

standalone device and not enabled for system acceleration

storage volume, enabled for system acceleration

  1. Figure 1 and 2: These figures show the Intel® Optane™ Memory device as a standalone device and Not Enabled for System Acceleration.
  2. Figure 3: This figure shows the Intel® Optane™ Memory device as a Storage Volume, Enabled for System Acceleration.

 

Device Manager

 

  • How to get there:
    1. Windows Key + X,
    2. search for and select Device Manager.
  • Where to look: Disk Drives.
Note If you do not see the Intel® Optane™ memory module as seen in the images below
  1. You may have to install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) driver.
  2. Initialize the device in Disk Management.

 

standalone device and not enabled for system acceleration storage volume, enabled for system acceleration

Figure 1: This figure shows the Intel® Optane™ Memory device as a standalone device and not enabled for system acceleration.

Figure 2: This figure shows the Intel® Optane™ Memory device as a storage volume, enabled for system acceleration. If you want to see the more about this volume, right-click the volume and select Properties.