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September 15, 2013 5:50:47 AM

Intel Smart Response Technology will work in mine X220 laptop with QM67 chipset?
The idea is to add a mSATA small SSD to speed up the onboard HDD, without needing to reinstall anything.
Other options than SRT?

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September 15, 2013 6:55:14 AM

Dereck47 said:
Sorry, but Intel SRT does not work with your chipset.
Here's a list a supported chipsets: http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-032826.htm

SanDisk has a SSD that can be used to cache a HDD: http://www.sandisk.com/products/ssd/sata/readycache/

You can also do a Google search for "SSD Cache Drive" to find other SSDs.


Thnks. Problem is I don't have a second drive bay, so need to use mSATA for the SSD cache.
I can't find any other solution, I was thinking about Nivelo Dataplex but work only on specific SSD, none of them is mSATA.

Do you have any other idea? I really don't know how to proceed.
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September 15, 2013 8:07:32 AM

Sorry, but I couldn't find any mSATA drives that work as a cache drive without Intel SRT.

You only option appears to be buying a large capacity SSD to replace your HDD.
A couple of examples are the 960GB Crucial M500 or the 1TB Samsung 840 EVO.
September 15, 2013 11:08:04 AM

Dereck47 said:
Sorry, but I couldn't find any mSATA drives that work as a cache drive without Intel SRT.

You only option appears to be buying a large capacity SSD to replace your HDD.
A couple of examples are the 960GB Crucial M500 or the 1TB Samsung 840 EVO.


After further research appear that QM67 support SRT
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/perform...
It's part of Rapid Storage Technology. I also find Lenovo driver for RST.

I will try to open BIOS to look at the different options, my only concern it's about the need to configure a RAID...something I never do. I also hope the configuration of the cache will be easy.

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September 15, 2013 11:51:37 AM
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Yes, SRT is part of the RST driver; but that doesn't mean that SRT will work. But give it a shot anyway and see what happens.

You don't create an actual RAID array to enable SRT, you change your SATA ports to RAID mode.
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