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    SOLVED: Rapid Storage Technology Acceleration Question

    Hi all. Anyone up to speed on Intel's Smart Response Technology? Here's my question, my situation:

    I have a z68 chipset (see sig, last system). I installed Win7 HP 64-bit on a 1TB Black Caviar and initially was running it in IDE mode, then AHCI mode (made some registry tweaks).

    I want to add an SSD drive and run the Smart Response configuration. I know I have to set up in a RAID mode with the Caviar and the SSD. The recommended way of doing this is to set up your OS initially in RAID. But I set mine up in IDE, then changed things over to AHCI. Hmm, what to do.

    So I did some digging and found a way to change my registry so that, in conjunction with my already-installed RST drivers, I am now able to boot up in RAID mode, even though I'm only using the single drive right. Next, I want to then add the SSD, and then enable "Acceleration" in the Intel rapid storage technology (RST) program.

    Yes, I know, I know, there are alternate and more elegant ways to set up my system, but I want to try this. Can I do it?

    Right now, in the RST program, with only the Caviar attached (but in RAID mode), there is no option button for "Acceleration", but I am assuming that will change when I add the SSD drive, and then I can enable acceleration. Is that an accurate assumption?

    I know I did this all totally bassackwards, but what else is new in my life?

    Thanks.

    marty
    Last edited by alex666; 04-07-2012 at 04:50 PM.
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    Re: Smart Response Technology quesiotn

    I'm going to give this a shot.
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    SOLVED: Smart Response Technology quesiotn

    I figured it out, got it working, and am very impressed. I'm using a 1TB Black Caviar as my main drive, a 60G Mushkin 60g as my SSD drive (my first Mushkin product ever), and was able to successfully change the registry settings so that I can run this in RAID mode even though I installed Win 7 in IDE mode.

    Programs load very quickly, just like a dedicated SSD drive. Very slick. Plus, the software lets you disable the acceleration featue and clear your cache. All in all, nice engineering by Intel.

    Note to those who might try this: you simply enable RAID in your bios but you do not have to enter the RAID setup program to do anything. It's all done via the Intel RST program in Windows. I never saw that spelled out anywhere, so I thought I'd mention it.

    marty
    Last edited by alex666; 04-07-2012 at 04:48 PM.
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    Re: SOLVED: Rapid Storage Technology Acceleration Question

    Note to those who might try this: you simply enable RAID in your bios but you do not have to enter the RAID setup program to do anything. It's all done via the Intel RST program in Windows. I never saw that spelled out anywhere, so I thought I'd mention it.
    Good information. Might want to consider a sticky for this
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