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Intel’s Optane H20 is the latest attempt at “hybrid” laptop storage – Ars Technica

H20 benchmarks well, but real-world performance and price remain to be seen.

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Enlarge/ The new Intel H20 looks like a standard NVMe SSDbut it packs both slow QLC NAND and ultra-fast Optane into separate chips on the same M.2 drive.
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Intel has a new consumer-targeted storage product, called Optane H20as in H twenty, not water. The new device is an M.2 2280 format drive, using QLC (Quad Level Cell) NAND storage running behind an Optane cache layer.
This isn’t Intel’s first try at an Optane-backed hybrid SSDthe first, 2019’s Optane H10, made its…

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