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So I am trying to use my z68 system with i7 2600k but I can not figure out the ssd cache thing.

First I accidentally had my 500GB hooked up to the jmicron controller on my z68 pro but now they are both on the intel 6g slots.

So then I installed windows in AHCI mode and all drivers and rst software and all I got was status and manage which didn't allow me to do anything at all..

So then I set to raid and setup an array but it would only allow 75GB.. Ok maybe I can unlock the rest later.. Nope same crap except now it says under manage that disk data cache is enabled..

How do I set this thing up to allow me to access full 500GB plus 40 GB ssd? Lw
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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...chnology_srt/5

this may help you a bit.
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So I am trying to use my z68 system with i7 2600k but I can not figure out the ssd cache thing.

How do I set this thing up to allow me to access full 500GB plus 40 GB ssd? Lw
SSD Cache won't give you full access to all 540GB....

Enable AHCI.
Install Windows on HDD.
Install RST Driver.
Connect SSD.
Enable RST.


However, just manually installing OS and apps on SSD will provide much better performance.
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SSD Cache won't give you full access to all 540GB....

Enable AHCI.
Install Windows on HDD.
Install RST Driver.
Connect SSD.
Enable RST.


However, just manually installing OS and apps on SSD will provide much better performance.
I tried installing OS on SSD and only had 15GB of room, it was terrible. Currently I have 40GB free of 75GB.

What would the SSD cache give me access to if not 540GB? At least 500GB, or whatever the 465GB it actually is?

When I tried doing this I had AHCI enabled, installed OS on HDD, Installed RST. It saw my unformatted SSD but the "accelerate" button wasn't there.

Do you believe disconnecting the SSD during install and then adding it on when RST is installed the issue?
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