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    Default How to activate Intel ssd cache on Asrock Z87pro4

    I have a Asrock Z87pro4 MB and a seagate HDD and try to use a samsung SSD as a cache SSD
    I have the latest RST driver, an actual BIOS, new wiring.
    The SSD seems to be ok if I make a partition on it i can write data on it.
    Can somebody help me to activate this SSD as a cache!!!
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    Default Re: How to activate Intel ssd cache on Asrock Z87pro4

    What is your SATA mode set to now, AHCI or RAID? In order to use SSD caching, or Intel Smart Response Technology, your OS must be installed in RAID mode. You cannot just change to RAID mode after Windows is installed in AHCI mode. You also must have the Intel IRST driver installed, which includes the IRST Windows UI that allows you to configure a SSD caching system.

    This is a guide from Intel on how to do this: http://download.intel.com/support/ch...user_guide.pdf

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    Default Re: How to activate Intel ssd cache on Asrock Z87pro4

    Yes, Windows is installed in RAID-Mode.
    The button "Enable acceleration" is missing!!

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    Default Re: How to activate Intel ssd cache on Asrock Z87pro4

    If the SSD has a partition on it, or has less than 14.9GB of unallocated space, you won't be able to use it for accelerating the system. Delete any partitions on the SSD and try again.

    There is another restriction caused by the number of volumes/drives on the PC, but since you've given us no details about your PC, I can't comment on that.

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    Default Re: How to activate Intel ssd cache on Asrock Z87pro4

    Its a new PC. The SSD is new no partitions on it.
    At the seagate HDD there is although only one partion.
    What info to you need??

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    Wink Re: How to activate Intel ssd cache on Asrock Z87pro4

    After one week of investigation I found the problem.
    I made a "Secure erase" of the SSD.
    And than I reduced the partition on the HDD to the minimum.
    -> After this I can find the accelerate button in the RST tool.

    Thank you, for your help!!

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