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Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to partition my 240gb ssd drive one partition would be the OS and other critical applications, while the other one would be the 'HDD cache'. How would I go about it?

BTW the OS is already installed in the ssd.
Will I need to do a fresh re-install of the OS?

The reason I'm doing this is to give my 3tb hdd a boost so I could install other games and applications there and still have fast startups. Since I think my ssd would eventually ran out because of the humongous sizes of games nowadays.

I know it wouldn't be ssd fast but at least it's not regular hdd slow.
post #242 of 355
That can be done in theory, but it is not simple. Before anything else, the SATA mode for the Intel SATA chipset must be set to RAID. If you did not install your OS in RAID mode, you either must perform a registry fix to enable RAID, or install the OS in RAID mode.

Next, the first problem is when you create the caching SSD/HDD volume, the SSD is formatted and becomes empty. So your OS installation on the SSD will be lost. No partitioning of the SSD will prevent that. Of course you would need another OS on another drive that you boot from, before you could create the caching volume.

Once the SSD/HDD caching volume is created, with up to 64GB of the SSD used for caching, you can then partition the remaining space on the SSD, and try to install an OS on that partition. I say try because now that I consider it, a fresh OS installation on the other SSD partition will not recognize the caching SSD/HDD volume.

Still want to try this?
post #243 of 355
How would I use ISRT to cache 2 different hard disks with a single SSD?
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How would I use ISRT to cache 2 different hard disks with a single SSD?
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can't be done from what I know.
post #245 of 355

So here goes. I've been trying to get Intel SRT to work for the longest, on an older board and now on my new Z87 board and cannot for the life of me get it to work.

 

- I have RAID enabled in UEFI

- I have SRT installed

- I have an unpartitioned 30GB Intel Lincoln Creek mSATA SSD

- I have a 2TB WD Green drive with Windows 8.1 UEFI

 

I do not get an accelerate tab. For some odd reason, anything I do does not trigger it. Does anybody have experience with the tab not appearing even though everything is correct for it to appear?

post #246 of 355
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did you follow this?
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No acceleration tab showing up for you? Here is the fix! (Note: You can not cache dynamic disks!)

  1. This is your issue, no option to enable acceleration right?
  2. Simply exit the Intel control panel and then delete the partition on your SSD you are going to use to accelerate
  3. Reopen the Intel control center and then under the status tab under the performance subsection you will have the Acceration using SSDs: Disabled and the ability to enable it.
  4. Click enable and here you go!
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did you follow this?

 

Sorry about that Sean, I should of mentioned that that section did not apply. The SSD came uninitialized, so I first initialized with GPT and that did not work, so then I used DISKPART to clear the partition table from the SSD and then initialized it as MBR. No dice either way (I even tried creating a partition, checking, then deleting it, then checked, no dice either).

 

It's not as if I am daft, I know how these things work (I can set up bcache on Linux, which is a similar concept, I can also set up a Fusion drive manually), however, if Intel actually gave you a reason as to why it will not utilize the SSD, that would be great.

 

Any random, out-of-the-box ideas? I've run out of scenarios to try lol.

post #248 of 355
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Try another version of IRST then, otherwise what I posted is the only fix I know.
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Try another version of IRST then, otherwise what I posted is the only fix I know.

Actually, that's perfect! I have not actually tried an older version of IRST. I always go for the latest. I'll also check ASrock's website and see if they have the download and use that, to see if it works. Thanks bud! :thumb:

post #250 of 355

That did not work. What did work was shrinking my OS partition by 200MB. I noticed that people were having issues with IRST with additional partitions like Linux, etc. and then deleting them worked. So I assume (not verifiable) that IRST needs some space towards the end of the drive? After accelerating, the 200MB free space shrunk to 198MB free space. Dunno, but if someone else is having an issue where they cannot accelerate, even though everything else is correct, try shrinking the last partition (or the OS partition, I don't know which since I only had one main partition on the drive, aside from the other required Windows partitions).

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