8 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2018 6:23 AM by Intel Corporation

    ssd caching with Raid5

    got_fr

      Hi,

      I got a raid 5 on a C236 Chipset, i also got on the same motherboard an M2 SSD. I run a Windows Server 2016.

       

      I can't find a version of RSTE with ssd caching. And RST (not e) version i found didn't want to install on my server.

       

      Is there a solution to that problem?

       

      Thank you

        • 1. Re: ssd caching with Raid5
          Max_B_Intel

          Hello

           

          Thank you for contacting us.

           

          In order to better assist you, please tell us:

           

          Your system specifications:

          OS

          Motherboard

          RAM

          CPU

          Storage devices

           

          Please also let us knowr which SSDs are you planning to use.

           

          Once we get this info we will proceed with the next best actions

           

           

          Kind regards

          • 2. Re: ssd caching with Raid5
            got_fr

            Hi,

             

            OS : Windows 2016 server

            Motherboard : ASUS P10S WS S1151 C236

            RAM : 16 Go ECC (2* KVR24E17S8)

            CPU : CORE I7-7700K 4.20GHZ

            Storage devices :

                 - Raid 5 (3*DBSLA0020H 2TB)

                 - 2 * 4TB (WD40EZRZ)

                 - 1 * SSD intel 5400S M2 48 G (SSDSCKKR048) This is the one i want to use as cache

             

            Thank you

             

            • 3. Re: ssd caching with Raid5
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Thank you for the prompt response, we will be looking forward on the information to gather a correct answer by the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Team

              • 4. Re: ssd caching with Raid5
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                Hello got_fr

                 

                In regards to your question

                 

                Intel® RSTe supports the ability to enable/disable write back cache through the Intel® RSTe GUI. write back Cache is disabled by default.

                 

                Please keep in mind that enabling write back cache will improve the RAID logical drive performance but may cause unwritten cached data loss if power is lost.

                 

                You can enable the write back cache feature under advanced tab on the raid configuration

                 

                Pleases check page 61 of the Intel® RSTe User Guide here

                 

                If this is not the feature that you are looking for you can also take advantage of the Intel® Smart Response Technology that comes with Intel® RST, you can find more information here

                 

                Best Regards
                Luis H

                • 5. Re: ssd caching with Raid5
                  Intel Corporation
                  This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                  Hello got_fr,

                  We are following on your post status since we provided you with advise on your question, however we haven't received a reply yet.

                  Please let us know if you require further assistance 

                  Best Regards 
                  Luis H

                  • 6. Re: ssd caching with Raid5
                    got_fr

                    Hello

                     

                     

                    Write back cache isn t what i want. I want to use an m2 ssd as cache.

                    Rst isn t an option my system didn't accept it.

                     

                    Thank you

                    • 7. Re: ssd caching with Raid5
                      Intel Corporation
                      This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                      Hello got_fr,

                      We would like to inform you that Intel® RSTe or RST doesn't  have a feature to setup an SSD as cache device. 

                      In your case our best recommendation will be to take advantage of the Intel® Cache Acceleration Software which is a software that Intel has developed in order to use SSD's as cache devices.  You can check more information about the software here

                      Regards
                      Luis H

                      • 8. Re: ssd caching with Raid5
                        Intel Corporation
                        This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                        Hello got_fr,

                        Thanks for your time and we're sending you this message as a follow-up to your question and to see if the information that we've provided you was useful for your situation. 
                            
                        Please remember that if you require more assistance or want to add additional details, we'll be glad to assist you

                        Regards,

                        Chris