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Hi Sean can I write here a guide for change ahci mode to raid without reinstall windows 8/8.1?
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Hi Sean can I write here a guide for change ahci mode to raid without reinstall windows 8/8.1?


yes please.

 

Maybe post it in this thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-installation

 

or make your own.

post #273 of 355
I was wondering how do i setup ssd cache acceleration, 3TB HDD on asus sabertooth board

The SSD i have is a corsair 120gb GT

The questions i had are

1. Is it worth bothering with ? most large games and apps are installed on the hdd
2. do i need to re install windows ?
3. is the ssd a ok size ?
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I was wondering how do i setup ssd cache acceleration, 3TB HDD on asus sabertooth board

The SSD i have is a corsair 120gb GT

The questions i had are

1. Is it worth bothering with ? most large games and apps are installed on the hdd
2. do i need to re install windows ?
3. is the ssd a ok size ?


1. You can only use 64GB of the SSD for caching. I wouldn't bother unless you have no other use for the drive.

2. No

3. idk, is it for your needs? lol

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1. You can only use 64GB of the SSD for caching. I wouldn't bother unless you have no other use for the drive.
2. No
3. idk, is it for your needs? lol

Ok thanks
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I have my OS on a 128gb crucial m4 ssd and I have my games on a 250gb Samsung Evo. I have a OCZ 60gb agility drive that isnt really being used, would I notice much adding it as a cache drive for either my OS or game SSD?
Edited by j0sh - 2/23/14 at 12:01pm
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I have my OS on a 128gb crucial m4 ssd and I have my games on a 250gb Samsung Evo. I have a OCZ 60gb agility drive that isnt really being used, would I notice much adding it as a cache drive for either my OS or game SSD?


No and you can't do that. You can jut cache a HDD with a SSD. You can't cache a SSD with a SSD. Plus why would you want to cache a faster SSD with a slower one?

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I had nearly given up attempting to get Intel Rapid Storage (Smart Response) running again on my Dell Inspiron14z ultrabook. On my original hardware I had wiped the HDD (with Win8 factory intalled) and did a clean install of Win7 Home Premium. In that clean install I got IRST running right away, accelerating my 500GB SATA spinner with the 32GB mSATA SSD. Next step was to create an 8GB hibernation partition and get Intel Rapid Start running on the same SSD. This also worked fine and all was good until a laptop drop killed the spinner dead. I got Dell to send me a brand new 500GB drive and went about another clean install of Win7. Everything about this 2nd clean install seemed to be fine, but I could never get IRST to work - my problem was not having any option to enable acceleration. The software seemed to install fine, etc, no probs with Intel Rapid Start, but I was stuck.

Until I shrunk the OS partition of 500GB drive by 200MB like mentioned here.* Bingo! Thanks! I guess the original HDD always had some unallocated space at the end of it? The new blank one definitely didn't.

Does anyone really know why this works? Any idea what a minimum amount of partition shrinking is necessary? I do notice my unallocated space is now 198MB instead of 200MB. Almost makes me think you could just shrink the OS partition by 8MB or something - not that the small amount of space is really worth me risking screwing it up at this point!

I am more interested in what my optimal use of the available space on the SSD would be. I now have the SSD in the state that Dell ships them in. In the Intel Rapid Storage enable acceleration menu, I chose the default(?) 18.6GB option for enhanced acceleration. This hides that 18.6GB from windows disk management, leaving ~11GB. In that 11GB you ideally want to enable Intel Rapid Start with a hibernation partition identically sized to your system RAM - in my case 8192MB. This leaves me 3.09GB of unallocated space on my SSD. If my cache volume were 18.6 + ~3.0 GB sized, would I see a small performance boost for some subset (i.e. 3GB worth) of frequently accessed files?

*p.s. there is a requirement to 1st delete the hibernation partition - the Intel Rapid Storage has to be set up prior to Intel Rapid Start.


I am having the exact same problem. Except that I still have the problem even after I reduced the OS drive by 200 MB. I even reduced it by more, to 206 MB of unallocated hard drive space at the end of the drive,but no go. (Used GParted to re-size the OS partition).

I never get the "Accelerate" option under "Status" or "Performance" or anywhere else. Everything is installed correctly, the latest version of the IRST program, latest Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit updates, all the latest drivers for all the chipsets and hardware. I even checked to make sure I am virus/malware free. I know I meet the IRST system requirements (Z68 motherboard, 64GB SSD, Core i5-2500K, 8GB DDR3). But I cannot get the "accelerate" tab.

Under the IRST program "Storage System View," all the SATA drives/SSD are listed, but my SSD shows up as "SATA disk (60 GB) (System)" instead of as SATA SSD. Windows 7 is installed on my disk spinning hard drive as "SATA disk (298 GB)" but that disk dos not say "system."

I am about to give up. It seems that my computer system cannot see the SSD as a SSD, but only sees it as a regular hard drive. SO since it does not see the SSD, it does not know that it can accelerate the 298BG hard drive with the 64GB SSD. I also ran the Gigabyte's EZ Rapid Storage utility that is supposed to automate the IRST installation. That utility starts and auto-quits stating that "no additional SSD is available for IRST."

Is there something I can do to force Windows 7 or the BIOS or IRST program to see the SSD as SSD and not as a regular hard drive? or am I supposed to install the RAID driver (i.e., press Control-I during BIOS or use the floppy drive wit the drivers) before Windows starts? or am I supposed to create a RAID 0 drive with my 298GB hard drive and the 64GB SSD drive, and then install Windows 7 to the RAID 0 drive? I never saw that as part of IRST installation, but just wondering it that was an obvious step that I missed. (currently, I connected the 298 GB hard drive and the 64 GB SSD to the SATA connectors, selected SATA as RAID, and installed Windows 7 to the 298 GB drive, then Installed all the drivers and the IRST program hoping that the IRST program would see the unallocated/empty SSD drive and let me select it for acceleration. is that the right procedure?)

I have followed all the instructions from Intel, from Gigabyte, and from this forum as well as from many other forums. They all say the same instructions, Yet when I follow the instructions, my result is different. I get to the step that says "now enable 'Accelerate' under 'Status' or 'Performance'" but I do NOT have the "accelerate" option as the instructions say.

My final guess why it is not working for me is that my SSD is too old and does not work for IRST? I know it is over 4 years old ( with no defects) and does not support TRIM. It is the OCZ Core Series 64GB SATA II 2.5 SSD. Even though my computer does not seem to see it as an SSD, when connected to the SATA, it works great and really fast. All hard drive utilities shows that it is blazing fast, and SSD utilities determines that is does not have TRIM (so I guess utilities can see it as SSD?). But isn't IRST supposed to work with old SSDs?

Again, I am about to give up, feeling really unlucky and frustrated. I wish that at least I could find out why it should not work. Right now, everything says that it should work, yet it does not. So frustrating. I have spend hours searching the internet, this is my second week trying to find a solution. I was so hoping that reducing the OS drive by 200 MB would solve this problem for me. :-(

Any help, suggestion, ideas why it should not work or how I can get it working is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you so much.
Edited by rob00 - 3/5/14 at 5:49am
post #279 of 355
SHOULD I INSTALL ISRT DRIVERS EVEN IF I HAVE NO PLANS FOR RAID DRIVES OR IMPLEMENTING SSD CHACHING?


IF I don't plan to set up RAID drives and I do not plan to install an SSD to cache a larger hard drive through ISRT, is there any benefit in installing the Intel Smart Rapid Technology drivers and programs just because I have a Z68 intel chipset motherboard? In other words, if I only plan to have 1 SSD drive in my system for windows OS installed in drive C:, then should I still install the ISRT drivers and programs from Intel? does it make other parts of my motherboard work better, or does it provide no additional benefits?
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Yes you should install the IRST driver even if you dont plan on using ISRT.

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