dragondawg: Thank you very much for joining the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology communities.
In regard to your inquiry, in order to try to flush the cache information from RST, please follow these steps:
-Disable Intel® Smart Response in Intel® RST
-Then re-enable it again as a new hard drive
-If you cannot disable it from Intel® RST, you need to go to control “I” menu and reset the hard drives to Non-RAID.
-Then once you boot to Windows enable Intel® Smart Response once again and that should complete the process.
-Please look at the link below for additionally information about how to set up Smart response:
Any questions, please let me know.
Thanks for the feedback. Fortunately the solution was simpler. Basically was able to reboot from an image that failed while being created, on the new drive. It voluntarily did a disk check.
After boot I went into the Intel RST menu, and clicked on something that said "suppress anticipated error"(?), and the status went green, and has remained so since. Can't recall the exact name of what I clicked on. But it apparently told the Intel firmware to reset what it expected from the drive??? Been through multiple boots since, using the new drive, with the Intel caching having a current status of "functioning normally".
Again, thanks for your prior response.