From the link, it says the SSD is PCIe-based, which usually indicates an NVMe drive doesn't it? "1TB Solid State Drive (PCI-e) Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more. 32GB Intel Optane Memory Intel® Optane™ memory works with the PC to recognize, remember, and provides speedy access to your frequently used files, applications, and games. Intel® Optane™ memory adapts to deliver a responsive, accelerated user experience over time." And in the worst case, couldn't you just disable the Optane memory and run it as straight SSD mode? Or is it that the mere presence of an Optane drive slows down SSD function in straight SSD mode?