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HDD with Intel Optane or HDD with SSD: Which is faster for a PC?

I’m trying to choose between a desktop with 2TB HDD + 32GB Intel Optane Memory and a laptop with 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD. Otherwise the specs (including graphics card) are really very similar, so it really comes down to this. I’ve read about all the HDD and SSD options and the previous post about Intel Optane, but can’t tell which of these machines would be quicker. I’m not a gamer, but work a lot with large quantities of laser scan data. Any suggestions gratefully received!

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The Intel Optane memory option will the slightly faster.
If you know that you’ll be working with large amount of date, you should also consider investing on large SSD or M.2 drive.

Here are two great alternative options:

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