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I understand you are trying to accelerate the SSD but this feature does not seem to be available.
I am afraid I was not able to see pictures attached.
Please make sure the BIOS enable this feature through SATA settings, install the latest Intel® Rapid Storage version 12.9.
This is available here:
If your SSD was previously accelerated and you installed the operating system without disabling acceleration, it may be a possibility that some metadata is still stored on the SSD.
Try to format SSD hard drive as low level format to get drive unallocated and see if the acceleration is enabled.
Hi allan, thanks for your reply and ideas. Here are the images hosted somewhere else, hope you see them now:
The funny thing is - I did not change any setting in BIOS before a new clean install of Windows. Before a clean install this feature was working fine. In order to format the drive I disabled acceleration first in the IRST. Afterwards clicked on Make Available and waited a little bit and I was able to format the drive. I was following the tutorial on forum.notebookreview.com/hp-pavilion-notebooks/676213-definitive-guide-clean-install-os-mssd-cache-equipped-laptop-dv6t-7000-dv7t-7000-envy17-3200-a.html (skipped the optional step 5).
I believe I already have the latest IRST installed - 220.127.116.111.
Thanks for the pictures; I was able to download them now.
Please perform low level format on your SSD and try again, below you will find a guide to perform low level format to your drive:
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Hey allan, no luck
I had trouble getting the Seagate app to work (I do not have any dvd drives, tried making a bootable usb but it did not work, will try tomorrow again) so I used an alternative program hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-Low-Level-Format-Tool/.
My disk management and IRST looks like this:
Can the reason be that I did not use the program that you suggested?
Thanks for the information.
Please make sure your SATA settings are set as RAID mode in the BIOS and search for any SSD cache feature that you can enable or disable.
Thank you for sharing this information, very helpful.