8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2012 11:02 AM by raynerpires RSS

Intel rapid storage cache only 64GB

lightningchaser Community Member
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I'm trying to set up a SSD of 75 GB as a cache for my 1TB mirror raid disc. During setup I can choose between a cache of 18.6GB or 64GB but whatever I choose I always end up with a remaining partition of 10GB, seems like it always picks 64GB. I'm using the latest version or IRST (10.8.0.1003). Anyone with a clue?

  • 1. Re: Intel rapid storage cache only 64GB
    Diego_Intel Community Member
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    Hello,

     

    Could you please provide more detailed information on the hardware that is being used, like the model and manufacturer of the system, also specify what is the version of the option ROM that is installed.

     

    Additionally, please include the system report that is generated by Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology by using the instructions on the following site:

     

    www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-023487.htm

  • 2. Re: Intel rapid storage cache only 64GB
    lightningchaser Community Member
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    ASROCK Z77 Pro3 with I5-3570K

     

    1th SSD : Curcial M4 128GB SSD

    2th SSD : INTEL X25 80GB SSD (I want part of this disk to be cache for the 1TB HDD)

    3th mirror raid HDD of 2 samsung 1 TB discs

     

    RAID option ROM version:  11.0.0.1339

     

     


    -------------------------------------------------
    System Report

     

    System Information
    OS name:  Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    OS version:  6.1.7600  7600
    System name:  GEBRUIK-ZMTLLI8
    System manufacturer:  To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    System model:  To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    Processor:  GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9 3,401  GHz
    BIOS:  American Megatrends Inc., P1.00

     

    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
    Kit installed:  10.8.0.1003
    User interface version:  10.8.0.1003
    Language:  English (United States)
    Intel RAID controller:  Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller
    Number of SATA ports:  6
    RAID option ROM version:  11.0.0.1339
    Driver version:  10.8.0.1003
    ISDI version:  10.8.0.1003

     

    Device Information
    Name:  Array_0000
    Size:  1.8 TB
    Available space:  0 GB
    Disk data cache:  Disabled
    Number of volumes:  1
    Volume member:  lightraid
    Number of disks:  2
    Array disk:  S1PVJ1LS400158
    Array disk:  S1PVJ1LS400146

     

    Name:  lightraid
    Status:  Normal
    Type:  RAID 1
    Size:  932 GB
    Data stripe size:  64 KB
    Write-back cache:  Enabled
    System volume:  No
    Initialized:  Yes 
    Verification errors found:  0
    Blocks with media errors:  0
    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes
    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes
    Parent array:  Array_0000
    Number of disks:  2
    Array disk:  S1PVJ1LS400158
    Array disk:  S1PVJ1LS400146

     

    Disk on port 0
    Port location:  Internal
    Status:  Normal
    Type:  Solid-state drive
    Usage:  Available
    Size:  119 GB
    Serial number:  00000000120309028878
    Model:  M4-CT128M4SSD2
    Firmware:  0309
    System disk:  Yes 
    Password protected:  No
    Disk data cache:  Enabled
    Native command queuing:  Yes 
    SATA transfer rate:  6 Gb/s
    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes
    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

     

    Disk on port 1
    Port location:  Internal
    Status:  Normal
    Type:  Solid-state drive
    Usage:  Available
    Size:  75 GB
    Serial number:  CVPO9511000Y080BGN
    Model:  INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GC
    Firmware:  2CV102HA
    System disk:  No
    Password protected:  No
    Disk data cache:  Enabled
    Native command queuing:  Yes 
    SATA transfer rate:  3 Gb/s
    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes
    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

     

    Disk on port 3
    Port location:  Internal
    Status:  Normal
    Type:  Hard disk
    Usage:  Array disk
    Size:  932 GB
    Serial number:  S1PVJ1LS400158
    Model:  SAMSUNG HD103UJ
    Firmware:  1AA01118
    System disk:  No
    Password protected:  No
    Disk data cache:  Disabled
    Native command queuing:  Yes 
    SATA transfer rate:  3 Gb/s
    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes
    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

     

    Disk on port 4
    Port location:  Internal
    Status:  Normal
    Type:  Hard disk
    Usage:  Array disk
    Size:  932 GB
    Serial number:  S1PVJ1LS400146
    Model:  SAMSUNG HD103UJ
    Firmware:  1AA01118
    System disk:  No
    Password protected:  No
    Disk data cache:  Disabled
    Native command queuing:  Yes 
    SATA transfer rate:  3 Gb/s
    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes
    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

     

    Disk on port 2
    Port location:  Internal
    Status:  Normal
    Type:  Solid-state drive
    Usage:  Unknown
    Size:  0 GB
    Serial number: 
    Model:  TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203P
    Firmware:  SB00
    System disk:  No
    Password protected:  No
    Disk data cache:  Disabled
    Native command queuing:  No
    SATA transfer rate:  1.5 Gb/s
    Physical sector size:  0 Bytes
    Logical sector size:  0 Bytes

     

    Empty port
    Port:  5
    Port location:  Internal

  • 3. Re: Intel rapid storage cache only 64GB
    lightningchaser Community Member
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    I had some broken memory, so I removed them and reinstalled windows. Still the same problem persists, I choose 18.6GB and end up with 64GB

  • 4. Re: Intel rapid storage cache only 64GB
    Diego_Intel Community Member
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    Could you please use Intel® Smart Response technology again, selecting 18.6 GB and then generate and paste the system report from Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology?

  • 5. Re: Intel rapid storage cache only 64GB
    lightningchaser Community Member
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    Voila

     

    -------------------------------------------------

    System Report

     

    System Information

    OS name:  Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

    OS version:  6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 7601

    System name:  WINDOWS-1AR38NF

    System manufacturer:  To Be Filled By O.E.M.

    System model:  To Be Filled By O.E.M.

    Processor:  GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9 3,401  GHz

    BIOS:  American Megatrends Inc., P1.00

     

    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

    Kit installed:  11.0.0.1032

    User interface version:  11.0.0.1032

    Language:  English (United States)

    Intel RAID controller:  Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller

    Number of SATA ports:  6

    RAID option ROM version:  11.0.0.1339

    Driver version:  11.0.0.1032

    ISDI version:  11.0.0.1032

     

    Hardware Information

    Name:  Array_0000      

    Size:  1.8 TB

    Available space:  0 GB

    Disk data cache:  Disabled

    Number of volumes:  1

    Volume member:  lightraid

    Number of disks:  2

    Array disk:  S1PVJ1LS400158

    Array disk:  S1PVJ1LS400146

     

    Name:  Array_0001      

    Size:  75 GB

    Available space:  0 GB

    Disk data cache:  Enabled

    Number of volumes:  2

    Volume member:  Volume_0000

    Volume member:  Volume_0001

    Number of disks:  1

    Array disk:  CVPO9511000Y080BGN

     

    Name:  lightraid

    Status:  Normal

    Type:  RAID 1

    Size:  932 GB

    Data stripe size:  64 KB

    Acceleration mode: Enhanced

    Write-back cache:  Enabled

    System volume:  No

    Initialized:  Yes 

    Verification errors found:  0

    Blocks with media errors:  0

    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

    Parent array:  Array_0000      

    Number of disks:  2

    Array disk:  S1PVJ1LS400158

    Array disk:  S1PVJ1LS400146

     

    Name:  Volume_0000

    Status:  Normal

    Type:  RAID 0

    Usage:  Data volume

    Size:  11 GB

    Data stripe size:  128 KB

    Write-back cache:  Disabled

    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

    Parent array:  Array_0001      

    Number of disks:  1

    Array disk:  CVPO9511000Y080BGN

     

    Name:  Volume_0001

    Status:  Normal

    Type:  RAID 0

    Usage:  Cache volume

    Size:  64 GB

    Data stripe size:  128 KB

    Write-back cache:  Disabled

    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

    Parent array:  Array_0001      

    Number of disks:  1

    Array disk:  CVPO9511000Y080BGN

     

    Disk on port 0

    Port location:  Internal

    Status:  Normal

    Type:  Solid-state drive

    Usage:  Available

    Size:  119 GB

    Serial number:  00000000120309028878

    Model:  M4-CT128M4SSD2

    Firmware:  0309

    System disk:  Yes 

    Password protected:  No

    Disk data cache:  Enabled

    Native command queuing:  Yes 

    SATA transfer rate:  6 Gb/s

    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

     

    Disk on port 1

    Port location:  Internal

    Status:  Normal

    Type:  Solid-state drive

    Usage:  Cache device

    Size:  75 GB

    Serial number:  CVPO9511000Y080BGN

    Model:  INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GC

    Firmware:  2CV102HA

    Password protected:  No

    Disk data cache:  Enabled

    Native command queuing:  Yes 

    SATA transfer rate:  3 Gb/s

    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

     

    Disk on port 3

    Port location:  Internal

    Status:  Normal

    Type:  Hard disk

    Usage:  Array disk

    Size:  932 GB

    Serial number:  S1PVJ1LS400158

    Model:  SAMSUNG HD103UJ

    Firmware:  1AA01118

    System disk:  No

    Password protected:  No

    Disk data cache:  Disabled

    Native command queuing:  Yes 

    SATA transfer rate:  3 Gb/s

    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

     

    Disk on port 4

    Port location:  Internal

    Status:  Normal

    Type:  Hard disk

    Usage:  Array disk

    Size:  932 GB

    Serial number:  S1PVJ1LS400146

    Model:  SAMSUNG HD103UJ

    Firmware:  1AA01118

    System disk:  No

    Password protected:  No

    Disk data cache:  Disabled

    Native command queuing:  Yes 

    SATA transfer rate:  3 Gb/s

    Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

    Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

     

    Disk on port 2

    Port location:  Internal

    Status:  Normal

    Type:  Solid-state drive

    Usage:  Unknown

    Size:  0 GB

    Serial number: 

    Model:  TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203P

    Firmware:  SB00

    System disk:  No

    Password protected:  No

    Disk data cache:  Disabled

    Native command queuing:  No

    SATA transfer rate:  1.5 Gb/s

    Physical sector size:  0 Bytes

    Logical sector size:  0 Bytes

     

    Empty port

    Port:  5

    Port location:  Internal

  • 6. Re: Intel rapid storage cache only 64GB
    Diego_Intel Community Member
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    Hello,

     

    I would like to confirm that this normal, so the extra 10 GB is expected. Under “cache size” Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology there are 2 choices “18.6GB" (which is the minimum size that can be allocated) and "Full disk capacity" (maximum 64 GB. Now, this will select a size that will be the full capacity of the SSD if its total capacity is less than 64GB. If its total capacity is over 64GB, the rest will be configured as the SSD Space volume for user data.

     

    So, selecting 18.6 GB will actually end up not using the rest of the space available. In this case the system defaults to 64 GB to be able to still make the rest of the disk usable.

  • 7. Re: Intel rapid storage cache only 64GB
    lightningchaser Community Member
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    Thanks Diego for the clarification, Perhaps an idea to make the user guide more clear. http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/intel_smart_response_technology_user_guide.pdf

  • 8. Re: Intel rapid storage cache only 64GB
    raynerpires Community Member
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    Hi all.

     

    lightningchaser I'm having the same problem in my Dell Inspiron 7520. I deactivated the technologies for Linux installation and after reactivating Intel Smart Response in BIOS the Intel Smart Storage Software always fullfill the SSD with cache.

     

    From factory defaults, my 32GB SSD was partitioned as 8GB of Hibernation partition (for intel rapid start) and the remaining space filled with caching. Now this partition scheme is not being possible.

     

    Do you already have a solution in hands?

     

    Tks in advance.

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