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

    Intel rapid storage cache only 64GB

    lightningchaser

      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

          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

            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

              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

                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

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        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.