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Configuring RAID on Intel DX58SO CTRL+I does not enter RAID Config Utility

I have two 3TB HDD plugged into SATA 0 and SATA 1. I configured the drives for RAID in the BIOS and now when I boot I see the RAID config screen. The screen lists all my drives as it should and says ...
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Using Intel Smart Response Technology (IRST) with Linux only?

I have an existing Fedora 20 installation and would like to use my newly bought 64GB SSD for acceleration purposes. Since I have a mainboard that supports Intel SRT, and RST with that, I was ...
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Dell Precision T3500 Intel Rapid Storange Technology shows no Acceleration option?

I have a Dell Precision T3500 with a 2TB HDD with my OS installed and a brand new 128GB SSD which is not formatted. The SATA mode is set to RAID in BIOS and the latest version of the Intel Rapid ...
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What is a SAS disk and what cable does it use?

What kind of Cable shall I use to connect a SAS disk and Intel® Server Board S2600CP4? In the board specification it says: Integrated SAS Ports: 8 What are they? How to use them?
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Intel RST Drive missing error — with a twist

I'm beginning to think that Intel RST software on Windows 8.1 is having issues. The Components Involved I am using the following: Windows 8.1 Asus Maximus V Extreme motherboard with latest ...
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HDD randomly turns off and then on

I have problem with my SATA HDD - it shutdowns itself from ocassionally, and then almost immediately turns back on again. It's system drive and the only one in my PC. I've disabled turning hdd off in ...
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Does the Intel Haswell NUC built in SATA port support port multiplier technology?

With SATA port multiplier technology it is possible to connect more than one drive to a single SATA port. The new (end 2013) Intel Haswell NUC models, like DN2810FYK, D34010WYK or D54250WYK, have a ...
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Would an Intel raid configuration benefit from Intel Smart Response feature?

My hard drive took a dive so I looking at getting some new drives. I was thinking of getting 3 WD Black Edition 1TB disks. My motherboard has the Intel Matrix Storage feature and I was going to hook ...
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New SSD performance loss

I recently swapped my Samsung Series 9's (NP900X3C) original SanDisk U100 SSD for a new Intel 525 mSATA (180gb) one. A few weeks later I had to re-install Windows 7 (Pro x64) and after that I've ...
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How to remove a hard drive from an Intel RST RAID configuration?

Background I'm on a Windows 8 machine. I had 2 x 1 TB HDDs in a RAID1 configuration utilizing the Intel RST software. One of the HDDs went bad according to Intel's RST application I removed the hard ...
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RAID1 w/Intel RST — can I replace failed drive with bigger drive?

The Setup I have 2 x 1TB drives in a RAID1 configuration. One of the hard drives has failed and so my RAID situation is degraded. All data is backed up via Backblaze as well so I'm not worried about ...
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Intel Rst with multiple SSD

Is there a possibility to cache one HDD with multiple SSDs?
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How do I get ExpressCache working?

I have an ultrabook hybrid: ssd and hdd. ssd was working on purchase, but after I've re-installed windows -- I can't make it work. I installed the necessary software: IntelRapid ExpressCache ...
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SATA 6Gb/s vs. 3Gb/s when using SSD Caching via Intel RST?

Background / Setup I have a desktop that I built (Full Specs here if you need them for reference). It currently utilizes 2x1TB drives (SATA 6.0 Gb/s) in a RAID1 configuration. I use Intel RST to use ...
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Can I use Intel RST caching on another (i.e. non-OS) hard drive?

Is it possible to cache a (non-OS) HDD with an SSD in RST? I used RST to create a regular RAID volume of 128GB (I had to put the SSD and the HDD in RAID because RST requires it). I want to configure ...
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Properly disabling Intel SRT

I just purchased a Dell XPS 8500 that comes with a 2TB mechanical HDD + 32GB SSD that is configured to use Intel's SRT. I'm planning to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu, but it seems like SRT drivers are ...
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Correct register for offset 0x54 on ICH4M chipset to force fast write speeds on primary slave

I've read this: http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-business-class-notebooks/352887-hp-2510p-owners-lounge-28.html#post5519419 I'm looking for the same but I got ICH4M not ICH8M. There is 1011 by ...
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How do I reset a disk to non-RAID?

I had a couple SATA hard disks in a RAID 1 array. I reset them to non-RAID in the Intel raid manager, and removed one drive. Despite the raid controller saying it's not a RAID disk, and even ...
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Does Intel Smart Response Technology benefits from a main SSD hard disk?

I've been trying to understand what Intel's SRT does. As far as I know, it uses an SSD to create some sort of RAID with the main hard disk (which may be a mechanical drive) and uses it to cache ...
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Add a hard drive to expand RAID 5 array on Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology)?

I have a RAID 5 array of 3x1.5TB hard drives currently set up on my Asus P8P67 motherboard, and I'm wondering if I could add another 1.5TB hard drive to it without having to back up my data and ...
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ICH9 chipset weirdness: Computer hangs when AHCI mode selected

I can’t get AHCI mode to work on a Dell Optiplex 755. I’ve installed the drivers, but when rebooted in „RAID Autodetect/AHCI” mode, the system hangs. No Windows logo, no BSOD, nothing. Only a blinking ...
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Intel SSD Toolbox options are disabled for SSD when Intel Firmware update works fine

I configured my BIOS to use JBOD instead of RAID because RAID does not support TRIM for SSDs. My laptop BIOS does not have any option for SMART or AHCI, it's just JBOD or RAID0 or RAID1. Bootable ...
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Does Intel 320 SSD require TRIM?

My computer does not recognize Intel 320 SSD drive as SSD (Intel utility does not allow to TRIM it or read SMART data from it), but I can install and use it like any other drive. I've read that some ...
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Undo

When I installed Windows 7 on this computer, I saw Intel Rapid Storage Technology on it, and I created a Volume of the two drives in this computer thinking that this would like combine the size of the ...
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How to access S.M.A.R.T. values when using RAID and Intel Matrix Storage?

We have a RAID 5 array using Intel Matrix Storage (i.e. a motherboard based RAID). One of the hard drives has started to make a grinding noise, and the array is currently rebuilding. We'd like to ...
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Intel SRT (SSD caching) & SATA2/SATA3

I've just set up a new Z68 system, and since I had a spare SSD lying around from when I upgraded my netbook I figured I'd give SRT a shot. As it's an older SSD it's only on a 3Mbps port (highest xfer ...
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Windows does not start after changing settings in msconfig.exe

I changed some settings in msconfig.exe on my computer. Then I booted and advanced. Then I changed my cores from 1 to 4. I'm almost positve that my computer is only 1 core and is an Intel i3. Now ...
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SATA3 (P67 Chipset) VS GSATA3 (Marvell 88SE9128)?

I just bought a Gigabyte P67-UD7-B3 and it came with support for SATA2 SATA3 and GSATA3. I have 1 SSD, and 1 HDD. I don't know which SATA I should connect them to. I don't wish to make a RAID because ...
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Can I use a 3 Gbit/s SATA hard drive with a 6 Gbit/s SATA port?

As you may have heard, Intel identified an issue with the P67 chipset in a recent press release which caused a loss of data over time with the 3 Gbit/s SATA ports. I recently built a Sandy Bridge ...
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Which channels to have a raid 5 array on the Intel ICH10R controller?

What is the best option to have a raid 5 array with 3 disks in the six channel Intel ICH10R controller? On channel 1, 3 and 5. Channel 1, 2 and 3 etc... Or doesnt this matter on the performance?
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Intel ICH9/10R raid 5 drive failure

About a year ago I was using the native Intel ICH9R Raid 5 an Intel P35 based motherboard. The system was running Vista x64 and when one of the drives failed Vista blue screened on boot until I had ...