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Intel Rapid Storage Technology in NON-RAID system

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by YoloWaffle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    So even if it does do something worthwhile, the way I read it, only useful for RAID if at all.
    Essentially... Even if you have RAID, I would dump it.

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  2. #12


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    for those telling OP to use a SSD drive ,look in his first post ,he has a 1tb ssd ,wish on ,as i will

    also i just went to intel and read this,and it makes some sense to me ,works like raid with out having raid
    copy.
    Intel® Rapid Recover Technology is a feature of Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST). It uses RAID 1 (mirroring) functionality to copy data from a designated master drive to a designated recovery drive. The master drive data can be copied to the recovery drive either continuously or on request:

    • Continuous: Changes made to data on the master drive while the system is not docked are automatically copied to the recovery drive when the system is re-docked.
    • On request: The master drive data is restored to a previous state by copying the data on the recovery drive back to the master drive.

    Note The recovery volume can be the only volume on a system. Recovery volume capacity equals the size of the smaller of the two hard drives.
    Hard drives required
    • 2
    Advantages
    • More control over how data is copied between master and recovery drives.
    • Fast volume updates (only changes to the master drive since the last update are copied to the recovery drive).
    • Member hard drive data can be viewed in Microsoft Windows Explorer*.
    Disadvantage
    • No increase in volume capacity.
    Applications
    • Critical data protection for mobile systems.
    • Fast restoration of the master drive to a previous or default state.
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    Caperjack, I just know personally it never worked well for me, experienced drive related problems with straight ACHI. Awhile back and can't spell them out exactly, flaky drive related things though. I can't recommend it myself, maybe works great for other people though.
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    have never used it myself ,but when i get a chance after the holidays i think i will give it a try
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  5. #15


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    I'm sure it slightly improves a 0.5 second boot time etc.. I'm sure it's great for raid...

    And I'm sure it will cause unknown conflicts..

    So go ahead and try to squeeze 1 more second out of copying data
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfacer22 View Post
    I. I'm sure it's great for raid...
    but it is not raid ,It uses RAID 1 (mirroring) functionality ,assuming thats
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  7. #17


    I pulled this from an Intel Forum. Just to clarify everything, according to them, Intel Rapid Storage Technology does zip, zero, nada for a non raid system. It is just pre-installed bloatware on a PC without RAID, to my understanding.

    1. Re: In non-RAID, what does RST do over stock SATA drivers?


    joe_intel Aug 21, 2013 3:51 PM (in response to wwwhy)

    Hello,

    There is no advantage of using Intel® RST if you are not going to use RAID volumes.

    If you do not need IRST and do not want those services to be running in the background, you may just uninstall the software as otherwise modifying the services may cause unwanted behavior in the software.
    What is more interesting...

    2. Re: In non-RAID, what does RST do over stock SATA drivers?


    Merwinsson Aug 25, 2013 7:14 PM (in response to joe_intel)

    Not only is there little to no advantage to running the Intel RST drivers, but once you've installed them, you're STUCK with them (with only one possible out). You see, for reasons I can only speculate upon, Intel decided to NOT make the RST installation process reversible. So, even if you DO uninstall RST, it's still driving your SATA devices anyways. The only thing the uninstaller really does is to remove the UI app and the tray icon, that's it. Neato, huh?
    Link:
    https://communities.intel.com/thread/44074
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  8. #18


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    Gee who would of thought..

    So anyway, don't use rapid storage.. It would be automatically in if it was so incredible for normal users and didn't cause conflict..

    when samsung sells their hard drives, do they then ask you to download something to make them run faster?
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfacer22 View Post
    Gee who would of thought..

    So anyway, don't use rapid storage.. It would be automatically in if it was so incredible for normal users and didn't cause conflict..

    when samsung sells their hard drives, do they then ask you to download something to make them run faster?
    They have Samsung Magician which manages the drive, tells you how many bytes were written on the drive in its life, and to set it for performance, balanced, or power saver mode. I have a Samsung SSD and the Magician is more of a Health monitoring program more than anything.
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  10. #20


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    Yes I have samsung magician but it doesn't somehow try to make your drive faster or else you should just have bought a more efficient drive.. Which for me should have been the 840 Pro.. But now they got these 850's out.. But I guess I don't need 1 more second faster..
    Anyway rapid is a joke and you shouldn't need external software if it's good internally.. Is Intel going to come out with software that makes it's cpu's read faster too?? And I don't mean over clocking..
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