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Intel Rapid Storage Technology SSD how to configure

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1 PRO

    Intel Rapid Storage Technology SSD how to configure


    Hello all,

    My configuration:

    Notebook - Asus
    1TB HDD + 24 GB SSD (sandisk)

    I've reinstalled WIN but now I can't use "Intel Rapid Storage Technology " -> Intel Smart Response Technology.

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    Now I'm lost because I don't know how to configure this SSD as SRT (Smart response technology). I configure "SSD" drive inside "disk management" as "stand-alone" partition, which is not proper as far I discovered.

    I've installed all drivers (Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver for my notebook) and also application"Intel rapid storage technology". Because SSD is not configured as it should be there is no option/tab "accelerate":
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    Can anyone help me, I really don't want to reinstall everything...

    Thank you

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  2. #2


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    The following is for Lenovo products, but the steps in diskpart should be the same. Just remember to install the proper driver or software for your laptop:

    Considerations to deploy Intel Rapid Start Technology - Lenovo Support (US)
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1 PRO


    Hi,
    thank you for your help but this link is not helpful for me. It's some software for lenovo... I've already have drivers and SW "Intel rapid storage technology" the only problem is that SSD is not configure in right way...
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Is there a reason you are set on using IRST? I've found these things to cause more trouble than they're worth, my experience.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by thaking View Post
    Hello all,

    My configuration:

    Notebook - Asus
    1TB HDD + 24 GB SSD (sandisk)

    I've reinstalled WIN but now I can't use "Intel Rapid Storage Technology " -> Intel Smart Response Technology.

    Click image for larger version

    Now I'm lost because I don't know how to configure this SSD as SRT (Smart response technology). I configure "SSD" drive inside "disk management" as "stand-alone" partition, which is not proper as far I discovered.

    I've installed all drivers (Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver for my notebook) and also application"Intel rapid storage technology". Because SSD is not configured as it should be there is no option/tab "accelerate":
    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger versionClick image for larger version

    Can anyone help me, I really don't want to reinstall everything...

    Thank you
    Yes, your correct the SSD is not configured correctly! it is not intended to be a separate drive it was configured as a cache for your hard drive. I think you'll have to check out Asus Tech support to correct the set up or someone that understands how these cache drive, set ups work
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1 PRO


    Hello,

    if there exist any manual how to properly set up when installing windows I can also do "reinstall", just show me.

    I was searching a lot but nothing worked for me :/
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  7. #7


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    1. I misread your post as being about the rapid start, which uses a hibernate partition.

    2. I said my link was for Lenovo, but virtually all the PARTITIONING instructions for Intel technology ate the same, as the partition ID's are for the Windows system, and are not vendor specific.

    See if this helps:
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) — Set Up a System with Matrix RAID
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by thaking View Post
    Hello,

    if there exist any manual how to properly set up when installing windows I can also do "reinstall", just show me.

    I was searching a lot but nothing worked for me :/
    This link is a guide and may be helpful you can ask questions there too.
    I don't see which notebook of Asus you have but I do know that some of the new 15" notebooks are coming with a very small SSD like you are showing. So Asus would be your best bet as to how they had the SSD Set up as a cache for your hard drive the link I have given you is to ROG forum in general, there are notebook specific forum threads there also.
    Last edited by Clintlgm; 24 Mar 2015 at 17:07.
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