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Intel Smart Response Technology for HTPC?

Last response: in Storage
July 14, 2011 3:07:50 AM

My HTPC Setup:

2 x 2 TB Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000
Cooler Master 550W Power Supply
Cooler Master Mystique 631 Case
Ceton InfiniTV Tuner
4 x 2 GB Patriot G Series 'Sector 5' edition DDR3-1600 (PC-12800)
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
Intel I3 2100

I am just reading over the manual for my motherboard and not sure if it is worth it to enable Intel Smart Response Technology and setup is RAID mode?

Main Uses:

Watch / recording live tv
stream it to another tv in the house via Ceton tuner
watch Hulu / Netflix
No gaming

Any recommendations?


a b å Intel
a c 257 G Storage
July 14, 2011 6:35:48 AM

I am pretty sure there is no need or benefit to using Intel SRT in a HTPC. Unfortunately I can't seem to remember why.
a b G Storage
July 20, 2011 5:30:17 PM

I would use the ssd for win7 and push all media to the spinners. But I would do this on all my computers. Ask yourself if you are willing to work the two drive system and keep on top of keeping your c drive clean or if you would rather have an SRT style system where it 'looks' like you have one drive (assuming your are raiding the 5k3000 drives).