2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2012 8:11 PM by parsec

    SSD's on Intel Raid Controller

    patseguin

      I set up my 2x Corsair SATA 6g SSD's and my 2x 2TB drives on my ew Intel Raid Controller card. After I set everything up it told me that "SSD Caching" (or something like that) was available one the following drives but they weren't listed so I couldn't enable that option. Is there some other to do it via software or the controller BIOS?

        • 1. Re: SSD's on Intel Raid Controller
          JorgeR@Intel

          There is a new technology that works with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology that is named Intel® Smart Response Technology.

           

          This technology allows any Solid-state drive to work as cache of a hard drive or even two hard drives working in RAID.

           

          As far as I know the Intel® Smart Response Technology allows the “SSD caching” if you set an stand alone Solid-state drive with one or more hard drives, I don’t know if the setup you have would allow that, the Intel® Smart Response Technology needs that the chipset of the board is an “Z68”

           

          In any case the people that provide the support for that are at:

          http://communities.intel.com/community/tech/chipsets

           

          Try asking there!

          • 2. Re: SSD's on Intel Raid Controller
            parsec

            Given the SSDs you have, you don't really want or need the SSD caching feature enabled. It is meant to be used with a small capacity SSD and a large HDD, and while it works it is not as fast as having your OS installed on a SSD.