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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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My SSD works extremely slow

i need a help. I've bought SSD Toshiba , model : Z1000001 It works a realy realy slow. AHCI is enabled, TRIM also, BIOS updated, all tips from google used, SATA cables and ports tested but still ...
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What is Intel rapid start technology and how can i enable it?

I am wondering about Intel's rapid start technology. How can i enable it? Does it affect the start up and boot speed of my PC. Does it require any special hardware like SSD?
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What is the total SATA bandwidth of the Intel Z68 chipset?

Take a look at this page for the Intel Z68 chipset: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/mainstream-chipsets/z68-express-chipset.html In the diagram, the line connecting the chipset to the ...
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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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Speeding up with SSD cache - Intel Rapid Storage or…?

I have a Gigabyte motherboard with the z68 chipset. I have used it for 1.5 years with a normal 1 Tb HDD. Then I have bought a Samsung EVO 840 SSD drive and problems started to arise... I have a ...
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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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Windows 8 - Intel Rapid Storage Technology No Accelerate Tab - Move EFI Recovery Partition to HDD

i have followed few posts in here regarding no accelerate tab in Intel Rapid Storage Technology application, and i am having similar issue. when i installed windows-8, the recovery and efi partitions ...
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Intel Smart Response Technology (SSD Caching): Exclude partition?

Is there any way to exclude a partition from being cached when using Intel Smart Response Technology (SSD caching)? I would like to build a machine that has a large RAID partition for long term file ...
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Intel Rapid Storage refuses to work (no button in SRT utility)

I've got a fresh Dell Inspiron 15R SE with pre-installed Windows 8, 1Tb HDD and 32Gb SSD on mSATA included by manufacturer specifically for caching purposes and advertised as such. The problem is that ...
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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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TRIM for Raid0 SSD Arrays, do I need to use Intel SSD Toolbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is TRIM supported on RAID 0 configurations for SSD drives in Windows 7? I recently upgraded my computer due to a failed motherboard and decided to have some fun with ...
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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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Terrible write speeds with Z77 Intel 510 RAID 0

I just bought an Asus P8Z77-V Pro board today, connected my old Intel 510's in RAID 0 mode on the Intel controller and installed Windows 7. I'm gettings read speeds of around 900mb/s, but the writes ...
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Remove Intel SRT and clone to new SSD

I have a win7x64 desktop on an 2TB WD HDD and a 64GB Mushkin Chronos drive configured with Intel SRT in enhanced mode. This means I had to install initially with bios setup in raid. I'm going to ...
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Moving data to lower sectors on an SSD without defragging

I bought an Intel SSD drive a while back and now I want to dual-boot with it. But for some reason there are sectors near the end of the drive filled and I can’t seem to find a way to remove the data ...
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Intel SSD 330 “lags” on Windows 8

I recently replaced my couple years old SuperTalent SSD with a newer Intel SSD 330 128GB. I got two of those same Intel SSDs, one is the OS disk for a fresh install of Windows 8 RTM and the other disk ...
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Solid State Drive Occasionally Freezes For A Minute While OS Is “Beach Balling”

Almost a month ago I bought Intel 330 128GB solid state drive, migrated my data with Intel branded limited-feature Acronis from old HDD to new SSD, optimized with Intel Toolbox and started using it. ...
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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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How can I create a single RAID volume with a single HDD?

I have an i7 3770k, Asus P8Z77-Pro and two drives. An SSD 120Gb and a regular HDD 500Gb. I'm interesting in using the SSD with the Intel's Smart Response technology. As stated in the requirements: ...
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Using internal SSD for Linux Install

I have a Samsung NP530 ultrabook. I am planning to dual-boot the Win7 on it with Xubuntu 12.04. The ultrabook has a 500GB Hitachi HDD and a 16GB SanDisk SSD. I can see the HDD in BIOS, but not the ...
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Intell SSD + Win 7 after crash can not repair, can not re install

I have Lenovo w520, after i bought it i took away old hhd (no longer with me) and replaced it with intel ssd, it worked perfectly for 1 year or so, today my system fr0ze and after waiting for some ...
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windows 7 sleep/hibernate issues with ssd

I have a 2 pc with ssd as system disks both with windows7. First pc has vertex ssd drive and it has issues with hiber-sleep mode: windows started from scratch after hibernate sleep and don't pickup ...
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How come my Intel 520 180GB SSD performs extremely poorly?

I recently installed a new Intel 520 series 180GB SSD in my brand new MacBook Pro. The system is as follows: Model: MacBook Pro 15-inch, Late 2011 (MacBookPro8,2) Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 ...
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How do I install Intel SSD Firmware from a USB flash drive on a Mac

I've removed my Optical Drive and installed my HDD there instead on my MacBook using OWC's Data Doubler. Furthermore I've installed a Intel 520 180GB SSD in my main drive slot. Now I want to install ...
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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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TrueCrypt full disk encryption on the Intel 520 Series SSD

I am considering purchasing the Origin PC EON 11-S Pro laptop. It will be mounted to my wheelchair, so a solid-state drive (Intel 520 Series) will be used to eliminate any data loss due to low level ...
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Windows doesn't want to boot when enablig Intel Smart Response Technology

I have recently built a new computer and bought a 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD hard drive with it. I installed it all, and everything was runnig smoothly, but then I decided to try the Intel Smart ...
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Poor random read SSD performance on Linux

I recently got an Intel 320-series SSD (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/solid-state-drives-320-series.html), and I am having difficulty achieving the advertised 38K IOPS for ...
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If a SSD fails, using z68 caching, data on HDD is lost?

If my SSD fails, the HDD data will be lost? Does it works like RAID 0, when data is stripped between the two drives? Thanks :)
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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 / Smart Response SSD caching issue

Background Recently built my own PC. It works! Almost. It's been a while since getting into the guts of these things, so I'm familiar but may be missing something simple. FYI, I don't care about ...
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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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How do I upgrade Intel SSD firmware from USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? Ok, here's the thing. I have one of those Intel 320 SSD drives that is prone to suddenly shrink to 8 MB in size. Two days ...
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Intel SRT vs Superfetch

I'm about to retire my old computer, and replace it with a new Sandy Bridge build. I pretty much settled for a Z68 motherboard, but I couldn't decide if I will get solid-state drive (for use with ...
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How to fix Intel 320 Series SSD bug?

Intel 320 series MLC SSD is known to have a 'Bad Context 13x Error' bug http://communities.intel.com/thread/23610?tstart=0 Apparently the firmware to fix the bug will not be released before the end ...
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“Acceleration” not available in Intel SRT menu

I have an Asus Z68 Motherboard on an existing system running Windows 7 x64. I now want to install an OCZ Agility 3 SSD to make use of the Intel Smart Response Technology. Apparently, it's not an easy ...
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391 views

SSD interfering with fan speed control?

I have a new system, a MicroCenter Powerspec B819 with an Intel DP67DE board and i5 chip, and the fans run at full speed all the time. I put in an SSD which is incorrectly reporting it's temp at ...
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SSD and corrupted master boot record

I have a 120GB INTEL X25-M SSD as the main drive which boots windows 7 (about 2 months old). Recently my pc would hang randomly and boot only in repair mode. No automatic repair or recovery image ...
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SATA3 (P67 Chipset) VS GSATA3 (Marvell 88SE9128)?

I just bought Gigabyte P67-UD7-B3 and it comes with SATA2 SATA3 and GSATA3. I have 1 SSD, and 1 HDD. I dont know which SATA should i connect them too, i dont wish to make a RAID cuz i think it will ...
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Currently well suited SATA2-SSDs for Laptop usage [closed]

I am looking for a solid state drive for my laptop. My dillemma: I have been waiting for the new Intel SSDs since Q3/2010, as I've heard they should be better and cheaper, due to lower memory ...
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Bought two SSD drives. How should I use them for recording games with PlayClaw?

I just bought two 120 GB X-25 Mainstream SSD disks from Intel and I'm trying to figure out what the best setup would be for them. I play games mainly and I also record in-game footage with ...
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How to install the TRIM RAID update for the Intel storage controller?

I just found this article, that says that Intel now supports TRIM for SSDs when the Intel storage controller is in RAID mode. It links to this download page. I'm pretty excited about that, but I'm a ...
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SSD — Special settings for SSD as secondary drive?

I recently purchased an Intel SSD (X25-V 40GB) and I want to add it to my PC as a secondary drive (not the boot/system drive) so I can install specific software to it. Now, do I need to do anything ...
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Intel X25-M G1 (no TRIM) SSD - format and restore just as good as TRIM?

I've got an older X25-M that doesn't support trim. If I image the drive, format it, then reimage it, would that restore it to roughly its original R/W speeds?
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Lastest updates for my X25-M 80 GB intel disc?

How can I make sure I have the lastest updates and firmware to my X25-M 80 GB SSD disc? I know a few updates has been released but I'm not sure on how to check for updates and what's installed for my ...