Intel Optane Memory 32GB OR Samsung 960 EVO 250GB WITH Samsung 750 EVO 250GB SSD

- I have a Samsung 750 EVO 250GB SSD as my Boot Drive & I've also installed GTA V on it. I also have a Seagate BarraCuda 2TB HDD as my Storage Drive.

- I use this system all of the time (For Video Playback, Gaming & Downloading) & it remains on 24/7.

- I have a M.2 Slot (Intel Optane Memory Ready) on my motherboard & I can't decide what I should use it for i.e. Intel Optane Memory 32GB OR Samsung 960 EVO 250GB.

- Currently my Windows Boot Time is 7.5 seconds & GTA V Story Mode Loading Time is 28 seconds.


1. Will I get any Performance Gain (In terms of Boot Time & GTA V Loading Time) by using an Intel Optane Memory 32GB WITH my Samsung 750 EVO 250GB (As my Boot Drive & installing a Game or two i.e. GTA V & something else)?

2. How much Performance Gain can I get by using a Samsung 960 EVO 250GB (As my Boot Drive & installing a Game or two i.e. GTA V & something else) WITH my Samsung 750 EVO 250GB (Installing some Games)?


Processor: Intel Core i7-7700
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 2400MHz C16
SSD: Samsung 750 EVO 250GB
HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 500x
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  1. Intel Optane technology is just a rehash of Intel RST with a small cache drive and comes into fruition when you reboot/shutdown/powerup your multiple times in a day while frequently run apps are stored on the cache drive. Performance gains will be minimal.

    If anything you'd be better served in getting a second NVMe drive like the 960 or the same one. The difference would definitely be better since the 960 is the successor to the 750. Read more here.
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  2. Lutfij said:
    Intel Optane technology is just a rehash of Intel RST with a small cache drive and comes into fruition when you reboot/shutdown/powerup your multiple times in a day while frequently run apps are stored on the cache drive. Performance gains will be minimal.

    If anything you'd be better served in getting a second NVMe drive like the 960 or the same one. The difference would definitely be better since the 960 is the successor to the 750. Read more here.


    Actually my Samsung 750 EVO 250GB SSD is connected via SATA III & its not a NVMe SSD.
    And there is a M.2 Slot (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) available on my motherboard.
    So are you saying that I should get the Samsung 960 EVO 250GB instead of an Intel Optane Memory 32GB?
    But I heard it from somewhere that the Optane has much better latency than any SSDs even the NVMe ones.
    Is there any spec-wise comparison between a 32GB Optane & 250GB 960 EVO?
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