- No moving parts
- Run quiet and cool
- Can consume less energy
- Outperform 10,000 rpm HDDs in read/write speeds
For people on the go, the potential benefits are significant.
- Improved performance — faster boot times, faster application launches and faster access to all your documents
- Durability — helps protect your important files from potential drops
- Longer battery life — lower power consumption by SSDs leads to longer battery life
- Quieter than standard hard drives
- Lightweight and cooler than standard hard drives
SSD's come in two different interface's SATA or PCIe. PCIe has up to 4 times the theoretical bandwidth of SATA and is supported by the NVMe host protocol. SSD's come in two form factors, M.2 and 2.5" (SATA only).
Capable of up to 5.3 times the bandwidth of previous generation SATA SSDs. Games, media and everything else you loves loads faster, and gets you into the action sooner.
Standard hard drive (HDD)
- Moving mechanical parts
- Speed measured by rpms
Intel® Responsiveness Technologies
Wakes fast: With an optional solid-state drive and Intel® Rapid Start Technology* wakes up within seconds, ready to jump right back into everything you were doing when you closed the lid. This enables it to resume in a flash when you’re ready and ultralow power consumption when you close the lid for standby mode.
Thinks fast: Get fast access to your favorites with an added SSD and Intel® Smart Response Technology*. It quickly recognizes and caches your most frequently used files and applications, allowing you to access them right away.
Dual hard drives (two hard drives) are available on select offerings. If you work with large product files, such as high-resolution photography or video, you'll appreciate the extra storage room. Using an SSD as a boot drive and a standard HDD for capacity is another popular option.
RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a storage technology that enables data to be divided and replicated across multiple physical drives. The benefit of RAID is that the drives operating in tandem are able to work much faster than a single drive, which can occasionally become a bottleneck for data.
Caching is a system function by which certain data is stored in order to facilitate faster recall when needed. When a CPU or web browser attempts to access a given piece of data such as a file or a website, the cache client first checks the cache. If the cache contains the requested data, the client pulls the data from the cache (this is known as a cache hit). The greater the number of requests that can be retrieved from the cache, the more quickly you will be able to access the data you want. Because the cache continually accumulates data over time, it is advisable to clear it periodically in order to manage your overall system performance.
How Much Memory Do I Need?
|Average file size*||32GB*||128GB*||256GB*||320GB*||500GB*||640GB*||750GB*||1,000GB (1TB)*||1,500GB (1.5TB)*||2,000GB (2TB)*|
|Music||4MB per 4minute song||Up to 6,200 songs||Up to 31,000 songs||Up to 62,000 songs||Up to 80,000 songs||Up to 125,000 songs||Up to 160,000 songs||Up to 187,000 songs||Up to 250,000 songs||Up to 375,000 songs||Up to 500,000 songs|
|Video (HD)||8.3GB per hour||Up to 3 hours||Up to 15 hours||Up to 30 hours||Up to 38 hours||Up to 60 hours||Up to 75 hours||Up to 90 hours||Up to 120 hours||Up to 180 hours||Up to 240 hours|
|Photos||3.5MB per 6MP image||Up to 7,100 images||Up to 35,500 images||Up to 71,000 images||Up to 91,000 images||Up to 142,000 images||Up to 180,000 images||Up to 213,000 images||Up to 285,000 images||Up to 425,000 images||Up to 570,000 images|
|DVD-quality movies||Number of 1.5hr Movies — DVD Quality||Up to 6 movies||Up to 33 movies||Up to 66 movies||Up to 94 movies||Up to 133 movies||Up to 185 movies||Up to 200 movies||Up to 260 movies||Up to 440 movies||Up to 560 movies|
Intel® Optane™ Memory
Intel® Optane™ Memory accelerates game level-loading on computers with a 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor for a smooth and seamless gaming experience.
Did you Know?
Adding Intel® Optane™ Memory to a Dell Gaming system increases performance in major areas, providing for the ultimate Gaming experience.
With 16GB Intel® Optane™ Memory:
- Experience up to 65% improvement loading the next level of your game*
- Move to the next level during gameplay up to 65% faster*
* plus delivers up to 21 times better storage performance*
Content Creation & Small Business
Intel® Optane™ Memory accelerates your computer’s most frequently used tasks, from system start-up to searching for files fast, so your computer helps you work smarter, not harder.
Did you Know?
By adding 16GB Intel® Optane™ Memory to a Dell system, you could receive major performance enhancements such as:
- Speed increases up to 14 times faster on everyday tasks when coupled with a hard drive*
- 5 times faster on a web browser than just a hard disk drive*
- Powering on your computer faster*
- Overall system performance up to 28%*
- Open large media projects up to 4.1 times faster*
- Launch business applications faster*
- Games launch up to 67% faster*
|Run multiple applications||16GB Intel® Optane™ memory|
|Task switch between applications||16GB Intel® Optane™ memory|
|Often have multiple browser tabs open||16GB Intel® Optane™ memory|
|Run a variety of data intensive applications data files extensively||32GB Intel® Optane™ memory|
|Play multiple mainstream games||32GB Intel® Optane™ memory|
|Use content creation applications and large data files extensively||32GB Intel® Optane™ memory|
*Based on Intel internal testing using 16GB Intel® Optane™ Memory Engineering Samples.