Intel SRT - Sata III SSD and Sata II HDD Tags: SSD Sata Western Digital Bus Storage Last response: July 27, 2011 3:00 PM in Storage Share comipler July 26, 2011 7:59:48 AM currently have a WD Velociraptor 300gb 10k rpm Sata II drive for sys and apps. in a 3yr old P5E Deluxe asus X48 board, Q9650 proc, etc. want to upgrade my box to a Z68 board, 2600K proc, etc. and keep using the WD with an SSD Cache. can I re-use the WD on a sata 3 Gbps bus and marry it via SRT with a cache SSD on a Sata 6Gbps bus ? or would I need to plug the WD into a Sata 6Gbps bus, so they're both on the same speed (even though the HDD bus would be dumbed down to accommodate the Sata II WD). anyone done this? or pass a link that spells it out? or is this no big deal - it works? Thanks! More about : intel srt sata iii ssd sata hdd | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove JohnnyLucky Storage Expert July 26, 2011 12:48:51 PM Intel SRT requires that the SATA controller be set to RAID mode via the system BIOS. Here is a link to the instructions published by Intel: http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/... Here is a link to Intel support for SRT: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/chpsts/... Here is a link explaining SRT and how to set it up: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Intel-Smart-Resp... | Report abuse comipler July 27, 2011 6:18:47 AM Thx Johnny. I'm going to assume its a non issue: having SRT with SSD on Sata III and HDD on Sata II. That said, the SRT How To guides seem to show SSD and HDD as same bus speed: i.e., both HDD and SSD are Sata II drives. | Report abuse Xtasty July 27, 2011 7:21:24 AM Should work without any problem. Just turn on the XHD under integrate ...... in the bios and run the Intel RST tool from windows.... You planning to get the Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Board from gigabyte? Have fun. | Report abuse leandrodafontoura July 27, 2011 3:00:27 PM Are you gong to purchase that SSD? If so, not saying its a better choice, but consider also selling the Raptor and getting a 240GB SSD, wich is $360 nowadays. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Intel SRT - Sata III SSD and Sata II HDD> Related ressources: ForumHDD Sata II storage with Sata III SSD OS? ForumTwo SATA III ports: Best to use them with HDD or SSD ? ForumSSD and HDD in raid OR Intel SRT with HDD ForumCrucial Sata III or Intel Sata II ssd ? ForumZ68 - SRT cache and boot volume on single SSD disk - full success! ForumSingle SSD sata III or 2 SSD 's in RAID 0 sata II ? ForumCan I use these two SSD to do the SSD Caching ( SRT ) ForumPCIe ssd vs SATA III ssd on SATA II interface Forum[Newbie] GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R -- SSD SATA III vs SATA II ForumChange SSD from being an Intel SRT drive to a storage drive. Help! Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumOld HDD to USB 3.0 ForumHot swap functionality in Intel Rapid Storage Technology ForumProblems with my SSD/motherboard ForumReliable win7 on SSD? What to put on separate drive? ForumSSD Boot Drive / Caching ForumCan't Boot WIN7 with Intell x25 SSD ForumCan't decide on SSD! Intel 510 250GB vs Crucial M4 256GB ForumRaid 1 - 2HD - Hot Swap - HW - Solution - (Sata HD's) - XP Pro ForumSSD to buy or not to buy Opinions welcome More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !