I understand you are trying to enable Smart cache feature but you are getting an error message. Let me help you on this matter.
I would like to confirm if this problem happens with earlier Intel® Rapid Storage software version. Can you try 15.8 or 15.7?
Please let me know your findings.
According to your suggestion, I have tried with 15.8 or 15.7 version. Unfortunately, Its showing the same error message again. I read in the community page that its also necessary to make ~200MB un-allocated space at the end of the HDD. But, I could not manage to create un-allocated space at the end of the HDD. Could it be possible that this issue is creating problem. If so, could you please inform me, how could I create the un-allocated space at the end of the HDD.
Thank you for updating this thread, in order to set it as unallocated, please follow the steps below:
1- Take caution before proceeding. We recommend backing up all data.
2- Confirm your SATA disk contains 5MB or more of continuous unallocated space at the end of the drive.
3- You can view and modify disk setup in Disk Management (Windows Key + x > Disk Management).
3.1 - Shrink the partition at the end of the drive. Right-click the partition of the SATA system OS drive you want to accelerate. Select Shrink Volume.
3.2 - If this option is not available, the partition may not be shrinkable or there may not be space to allocate.
3.3. - (For HDDs) If there is no space, defrag the system volume to create shrinkable space.
3.4- If there is a locked partition at the end of the volume that cannot be shrunk, search on Internet How to Resize a Partitions.
Thank you so much for your message. I sorry, I am still unable to set un-allocated space at the end of the drive. I am sending you the screenshot as attached file. I had tried to set 200 MB un-allocated space at the end of the HDD. I was able to create 200 MB free space, but three are no option to convert (by deleting) free space to un-allocated space. If you have solution please share with me.
With Best Regards
As last resort, try to do SSD low-level format, below you can find steps to do this task: