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Okay, so I've got two builds ongoing. The first is my own rebuild with a 3930K/MSI Big Bang XPower II (when I can afford the thing and it's in stock). The other is my friend's with a 2600K and ASRock Z77 Extreme6.
  1. Can I use SRT with the X79 chipset? I've seen some stuff about software emulation for it using a normal SSD but I don't know.
  2. What do I need to do/get to use SRT on the Z77 board my friend is using?
  3. Where are some halfway decent guides to this caching stuff? I have no idea what I'm doing but I understand the concept and would really like to use it.

*phew*

I think that's it. Thanks for any and all help, really.
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Bump, does no one here know how to use SRT?
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I think the trick is to enable RAID in the BIOS before you install the OS. I tried to enable it in my system after I had already installed the OS but it doesn't work. I have 2 drives only, an SSD and an HDD.

I also found this article, but basically it doesn't sound that appealing for me to use. I'll stick with my 128GB SSD as my OS drive and install main apps on it and keep using my big storage drive for other tasks as well as not important apps.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/248828/how_to_set_up_intel_smart_response_ssd_caching_technology.html
Edited by Swiftdeathz - 5/2/12 at 5:37pm
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