2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 25, 2013 10:09 AM by ken-Intel

    Can RamCache ,SSD and ISRT work together ?

    sion-1

      Hi

      Firstly not an expert by any means!

       

      Asus x79 Deluxe Mobo

      3930k cpu

      G Skill 32gb ram

      250gb SSD

      Sapphire Vapour- X Ghz HD 7970 6gb

       

      Can anyone advise.Is it possible/advisable or even necessary to use Intels ISRT Technology to manage a Ramcache 16GB married to my SSD.

       

      I intend to put my Windows 7 os onto the ssd along with various other programmes , Archicad being one of them.

       

      Firstly is it possible.I guess I would have to set Raid in the bios prior to proceeding with the installation? Then load windows os and ISRT drivers.Make a Ramcache using RAMDISK or similar.And then open the ISRT  configurator and select the two drives to "merge"

       

      As I understand it ,ISRT would then reload/manage the most often used programmes onto the cache when booting up windows?

       

      One drive would be seen ?

       

      Any advantages? Will it work?

        • 1. Re: Can RamCache ,SSD and ISRT work together ?
          MBV2000@intel.com

          Hello, please note that the Solid State Drive should give you a very good performance overall if you use a SATA III port and a family of Solid State Drives that support that data transfer speed, and the ISRT technology is recommended when you have a regular hard disk drive and you want to get a better performance using the Solid State Drive as a cache acceleration option, but the Solid State Drive already have a great performance by itself.

          • 2. Re: Can RamCache ,SSD and ISRT work together ?
            ken-Intel

            Hi Sion-1,

             

            I'm not sure that it's possible to use a RAMdisk and a real disk in a RAID array.  You wouldn't want to do that since the data stored in the RAMdisk would disappear anytime you turned off your computer and then the RAID would have to rebuild on the next boot.  That would take a lot of time.

             

            In the scenario you describe, there is no mechanism to store the most commonly used files on the RAMdisk.  That is not what RST does.  It simply manages the RAID and RAID has no knowledge of what programs are most commonly used.

             

            I think what you really want is a program like SuperCache.  It does the work of tracking what programs and files are used most frequently and keeps them in a RAM cache (different than a RAM disk).