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Drive partitioning for SSD cache

i just purchased a new laptop Asus N551JK-CN103D which comes with a 1TB hdd and 24GB SSD(or mSSD) which I think can be used as cache. I have a couple of questions but here is how I setup my laptop, it ...
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How can I re-establish my RAID5 Array (Intel Rapid Storage)?

I had a RAID 5 array, but two of the drives dropped from the array. (While troubleshooting another issue ASUS suggested I update my MoBo BIOS, but neglected to tell me this would corrupt my RAID ...
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intel rapid start technology automatically changes to manual startup type in services

i just did a clean install of windows on my laptop and installed all the drivers including IRST(Intel Rapid Start Technology)... whenever i restart my laptop.. or leave it running for a few minutes ...
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RAID 0 or btrfs on two SSDs?

I have two 500 GB SSD's, and I would like to combine the two in some way to have 1 250 GB NTFS partition, and 1 750 GB btrfs or ext4 partition. As far as I see, I have two options: the Intel Rapid ...
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How to roll-back AHCI driver from iaStorA.sys --> msahci.sys Win7

I'm trying to have my HD run in AHCI mode with Intel RST drivers (not just mshahci.sys) after installing windows 7 in IDE mode. Specs: Windows 7 x64 SP1, Asus Maximus III Gene, ASUS AMI bios Rev. ...
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Running OS image from Dell Laptop (set to RAID mode) in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I have two SSD images from two different modern Dell laptops that use the new BIOS that allows you to set your boot mode to "legacy" and then set your SATA mode to AHCI or "Raid mode" (Intel Rapid ...
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How to recover a 12TB RAID 10 array that's showing up as two uninitialized 6TB drives in Windows 7?

I have an ASUS Maximus VI Formula motherboard which was giving me trouble with it's USB 3.0 hub (Intel) so as part of the trouble shooting process I upgraded the BIOS to the latest. Big mistake, ...
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gdisk doesn't recognize RAID0 disk as size of whole array?

I put in two Samsung 840s at 256GB and RAID-ed them together and installed Windows 8. I'm having trouble using gdisk to get ready to install Linux. gdisk sees the array, /dev/sda0, as a whole ...
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How to configure RAID 1 on Intel Rapid Storage, and partitioning design

I would like guidance on setting up a RAID 1 system from BIOS with Intel Rapid Storage. System details: I have Click BIOS II running on a MSI motherboard (Z77A-G43). I also have 2 x 2TB hard drives. ...
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How do I accelerate more than one hard drive using Intel Rapid Storage Technology

I have a Biostar T77B, a 3570K, a Seagate 3TB 7200 RPM HDD, and an OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD as the core of my system. I just bought a second Seagate 3TB 7200 RPM drive and a Kensington SSDNow V300 60GB ...
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Expand Intel Rapid Store RAID 5 to RAID 10

Under Windows Server 2011 (Small Business), I have the Intel Rapid Store Technology RAID controller setup for the hard drives. I have 4x 500GB drives, currently using 3 as the RAID 5, and the fourth ...
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Intel RST accidentally selected wrong drive as system drive — how to fix?

Question / TL;DR If Intel RST has marked a drive other than my RAID set as the system drive, how can I get it so that the RAID set is now seen as the system drive, and catch it up to my drive now? ...
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Intel RST crashing! IAStorUI unstable in win 8.1

I have a Z87E-ITX Asrock mobo. Using a new 64G Corsair SSD as cache and a new Western Digi Black Scorpion 750G 2.5" drive. Using windows 8.1. Latest software or not, I can't open Intel RST software ...
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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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Forgot to turn on RAID after flashing bios, now have, but can't boot

I was having bsod issues with my windows 7, raid 1 (intel rst) machine and so decided to flash to the newest asus bios. I think that part went well, but when reconfiguring the bios, I neglected to ...
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Accelerate tab missing after reinstall

I had SSD caching enabled and working without problems, but I had to reinstall my Windows 8 and now can't reenable it, because the tab is missing. I have read many similar threads and tried all ...
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What could cause Intel RST to not recognise a drive?

I have a Windows 8 system that has four disks: (1) Samsung 840 Pro (system drive, C:), (2) 2TB SATA III Seagate (secondary drive, D:), (3) 2TB SATA II Western Digital (Backup Drive, Z:), and (4) a ...
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Intel Rst with multiple SSD

Is there a possibility to cache one HDD with multiple SSDs?
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No Accelerate button/tab on Intel Rapid Storage window

I have an ASUS P8Z68 motherboard with a Corsair SSD as my primary boot drive. I have a TB standard hard drive as a secondary data drive. I am attempting to use an older Intel SSD as a cache on the ...
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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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How do I install Windows 7 to boot with UEFI and Intel RST

I need to install Windows 7 x64 over the existing OS (unwanted factory issued Win8, for which I've already made restore media for) on a Dell XPS 15 (L521x). It needs to use UEFI boot and use the 128GB ...
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Use Intel Rapid Storage Technology with a secondary PCIe RAID card

I have Intel's RST on motherboard using RAID1 (2x2TB) and a boot drive. Trying to add another RAID1 (2x3TB) has failed since RST is limited to 2.2TB for RAID1. Now I've bought another RAID card in ...
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Why does an Intel RST RAID 1 array write faster with write-back cache disabled?

I have two HDDs (5900 RPM) in RAID 1 (mirror). I know, I know, it's painfully slow. I'm currently in the process of replacing them with faster drives, hence this question while I'm testing things. ...