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October 14, 2013 11:50:53 PM

I have been thinking about setting up intel smart response on my primary drive since my motherboard supports it (gigabyte z68a-d3h-b3). I know this will require a new system install and setting up raid in the bios. My only concern is that I have 2 other drives that I use as storage drives that I don't wan't included in the raid configuration (I only want the primary and ssd).

Is this possible? Also would it require me to format the 2 storage drives (I really do not want to lose the information on them)?

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October 15, 2013 9:38:03 AM

You don't create an actual RAID array to use Intel SRT. You don't even need to do a fresh install on your HDD.

Just install the latest RST drivers to your O/S drive and change the SATA setting of the ports your O/S drive and SSD are connected to to RAID mode.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang...(Intel%c2%ae+RST)
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October 15, 2013 9:55:25 AM

im_thelumberjack said:
I have been thinking about setting up intel smart response on my primary drive since my motherboard supports it (gigabyte z68a-d3h-b3). I know this will require a new system install and setting up raid in the bios. My only concern is that I have 2 other drives that I use as storage drives that I don't wan't included in the raid configuration (I only want the primary and ssd).

Is this possible? Also would it require me to format the 2 storage drives (I really do not want to lose the information on them)?


I tried even without Rapid Storage Technology installed, i got no problem switching AHCI to RAID or RAID to AHCI mode. I still dont know how this happened.
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October 15, 2013 12:22:26 PM

Thanks for the response. I will try it out then.
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October 15, 2013 7:35:27 PM

Enjoy!
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