The best recommendation is to create the Acceleration with no partitions on the SSD. Though, you may create one partition and the acceleration first, then a second partition.
I'm having the same issue and Joe has misunderstood the problem. Let me clarify: the option to use accelleration is just not there. With Win 8.1 there are no drives listed on the 'Performance' tab of rapid storage tech. 'Storage View' and 'Manage' does list them but not 'Performance'. Where is the option to use accelleration?
I have a 60GB 525 with only a 16GB hibernation partition used by Rapid Start. There should be 40-ish GB of unpartitioned space to use as cache for my platter disk but how do I get to it?
i have exactly the same problem.
There is no accelleration button or anything similar.
Is this an Intel Driver Problem or a Windows 8.1 issue?
thx in advance
I understood the issue before. Try reducing the partition of the mechanical drive instead, let’s say 200MB unallocated and then try again.
OK, I did 'shrink volume' on the mechanical drive by 500MB. Then by 10GB. There still are no drives at all listed on the 'performance' tab. Are the instructions outdated? Is the function moved somewhere else in the current version?
These are the instructions in the help:
"Follow these steps to accelerate a disk or volume:
Click ‘Performance’, and then click ‘Select device’ in the Intel® Smart Response Technology page."
However, the 'Performance' tab does not contain 'Select Device'. It is some text about link power management.
I have a Clevo W650SR with a mobile HM86 chipset. Ark.intel says that this chipset supports Intel Rapid Storage. Is that incorrect?
Magarity1, the GUI remains the same. On the other hand, your last question seems to be pointing at the cause of your issue. Please see comparison below. The feature you are looking for is Intel® Smart Response Technology, which is not supported by the HM86 chipset.
Thanks for your responses but this is awful news; I'm rather agitated by this very poor naming convention: "Rapid Response", "Smart Response"... caching would fall under "Rapid" if you ask me. Does Intel provide any other caching software for its 525 series SSD? I got the 60GB version specifically for this function.
I am sorry for the misunderstanding. Intel® Rapid Storage Technology is the software and firmware technology provided to manage storage and RAID with Intel® chipsets.
Intel® Smart Response and Intel® Rapid Start Technologies are subset features of Intel® Rapid Storage Technology and both are chipset dependent; on the other hand, they are SSD independent in regards of brands and models. The document below explains them further.