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There is no point in using a 1TB SSD as a cache for a 2TB HDD. In any case, Smart Response Technology has been discontinued by Intel since 2017 in favor of Intel's own solution, Intel Optane. This means that Intel RST Smart Response is irrelevant to your new setup. Don't try to use it (and you probably can't without causing problems).


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I have abandoned that idea and just have three HDDs in a server used as a desktop two set up similarly and another as a back up plus I continue to use USB sticks for backing up. That is I am not using RAID.


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I ended up just mounting both drives and doing a sudo cp -rp {source} {destination} copy which actually only took somewhere around 6 hours since the drive only contained ~2.2 - 2.3 TB of files. When I completed the copy and removed the previous drive that I was backing up, I contemplated changing the UUID in /etc/fstab for the new drive's UUID, but instead ...


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