Originally posted by rotNdude:Intel explains it pretty well here.http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/rapid-storage-technology.htmlIt's actually a set of things.
Originally posted by Azza ☠:As above, but to go into more detail about one area you would most likely want...It can mean your motherboard supports 'Intel Smart Response', which allows for cache acceleration of a HDD (Hard Disk Drive) via SSD (Solid State Drive) to automatically copy over commonly used files/games to SSD performance and boost the overall performance feel.To do this...Purchase a small 64-128GB SSD drive - suggest a Samsung 840 PRO or similar for good life/performance/speed. Install to SATA. Cache drives only use up to 64GB max, but for best performance it should be a separate drive (don't share a partition with the boot). Note: It's always good for a SSD to have some free unused space. Samsung 840 PRO software offers the option to reserve extra free space to prolong it's life, which I recommend doing for a 128GB (setting 20GB or so to prolong). Don't create/format a partition on the SSD or assign a drive letter (it is required to be Unallocated space).Under your BIOS, it must be set to 'RAID' mode.Boot up your PC and ensure you have the latest 'Intel Rapid Storage Technology' software installed. If done correctly and available - a new 'Performance' tab appears (else it's completely hidden).Double-click the RST icon, and in the resulting control panel click the Accelerate menu button; then select the SSD and specify how much storage space to dedicate to Smart Response Technology. Select the amount of cache you want (64GB max).Select it to the HDD you want to acceleration.Two modes are available: Enhanced and Maximized. Enhanced (safe) is essentially a write-through cache mode, with writes speeds limited by the hard drive's performance. Maximized (fast) mode acts as a write-back cache, an arrangement that yields optimum overall performance, because it involves caching writes and then writing them to the hard drive later. 'Maximized mode' is best performance.The SSD's shorter access times and quicker transfers resulted in a much snappier and more responsive system than you'd get with a hard drive alone.
Originally posted by Azza ☠:Initalise it as MBR, but leave it unallocated and not formated.i didquestion. has my SSD not been in use all this time as iv just initialised it ?