I have laptop Msi GV62 7RD with 2 disks.

SSD 1x M.2 x2


HDD 1x 2.5" SATA HDD

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So basicly 1TB HDD Sata + 128GB M.2 SSD

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My operating system (Windows 10 Pro) is installed on the M.2 SSD drive.

And I have Intel Rapid Storage Technology.

And the question is; Can I somehow benefit from this application/technology with this setup?

Do I benefit from this somehow right now?

Can I do something to get more from this technology?

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    Intel RST is basically RAID. You don't have enough disks of the same capacity to use Intel RST – Ramhound Dec 1 '18 at 12:48
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    Apparently Intel Rapid Storage Technology has a feature called "Dynamic Storage Accelerator" according to: intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/… it does: "Dynamic storage accelerator accelerates the performance of your SSD by dynamically adjusting system power management policies to deliver up to 15 percent faster performance during heavy multitasking compared to default power management." I'm not sure if this applies to M.2 or is really helpful, so I'm not gonna post it as an answer but add it as a comment. – User025 Dec 1 '18 at 13:06

Intel Rapid Storage Technology is not applicable to your case.

It is mostly useful in RAID configurations, which is not counseled in your case where there is a large difference in the size of the disks.

In your case, its only use would be to use the SSD as a non-volatile intelligent caching for the HDD. Moving frequently accessed data over to the cache is said to improve overall system performance, but there exist no benchmarks to justify the claim.

Since you are not minded to move Windows to the HDD and use the SSD as cache mechanism that is solely controlled by the Intel software, and which might or might not improve performance but at the lose of 128 GB of SSD storage, it is not useful to you.

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