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We understand you would like to know if the Intel® Smart Response Technology is supported with the Intel® Optane™ Memory Technology.
We do suggest to use the memory module with the Intel® Optane™ Memory Technology for a better performance; However, if you want to try the Intel® Smart Response Technology, you need to make sure the system meets these requirements first:
- Intel® Z68, Z87, Q87, H87, Z77, Q77, or H77 Express Chipset-based desktop board
- Intel® Core™ Processor in the LGA 1155 or LGA 1150 package
- System BIOS with SATA mode set to RAID
- Intel RST software 10.5 version release or later
- Single hard disk drive or multiple drives in one RAID volume
- Solid state drive (SSD) with a minimum capacity of 18.6 GB
- Operating system: Windows 8* or Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)
You can also try the following version of the Intel® RST, which does not contain Intel® Optane™ Technology support.
Here is more information about Intel® Smart Response Technology.
Great to hear that Optane may be used as a cache in older PCs by using an appropriate RST driver.
To start with, I removed the curret RST and installed the older RST 126.96.36.1993 on the current environment, that is, Z270 and Core i5 7400. Unfortunately, I was met with that all-too-familiar BSOD, INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.
Never mind, I expected this result. Judging from the system requirements of RST, I think the most likely cause of error could be either Windows version, CPU, or the chipset. I will post the results of my experiment.
This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation
The reason why you are getting a BSOD (Related to boot issue), may be due to the BIOS boot mode configuration also.
However, as you already mentioned it, this may be also related to requirements, as we previously mentioned it, if your system meets all the requirements for Intel® Optane™ Technology, we suggest you use it that way as well.