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Intel SRT - Sata III SSD and Sata II HDD
Jul 26, 2011, 7:59 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?
Jul 27, 2011
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Jul 26, 2011, 12:48 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:
Here is a link to Intel support for SRT:
Here is a link explaining SRT and how to set it up:
Jul 27, 2011, 6:18 AM
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.
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Jul 27, 2011, 7:21 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?
Jul 27, 2011, 3:00 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.
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