Does Intel have ssd caching tool?

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I have an Intel Z68 Express Chipset. I'd like to cache SSD to improve system performance and responsiveness. Does Intel have ssd caching tool?

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Does Intel have ssd caching tool?


Hi Joby,

Your Intel Z68 Express Chipset supports the Smart Response Technology (SRT) which is a caching technology that enhances overall system performance. You can enable it by following the steps below,

1. Make sure both drives are connected to the Intel-powered SATA ports in your system

2. Boot to BIOS

3. Change SATA controller to RAID.

4. Then you can start to install the operating system of your PC and you don’t need to do anything about SSD as of the moment.

5. Upon installation of you drivers make sure that the Intel chipset and Rapid Storage Technology drivers is installed.

6. After completing the installation, you can now view the RST control panel which is accessible in the system tray.

7. Go to the RST control panel, Accelerate button,then use SSD and specify the space to dedicate for SRT.

8. Now you can enable Acceleration and SRT mode.

Hope this helps.

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Does Intel have ssd caching tool?


SSD caching is not new, but is something we have not inspected closely since its introduction with the Z68 chipset. SSD caching is intended to provide improved performance for computers that use traditional hard drives in a way that is both cost effective and easy to configure. This is done by using a small, relatively cheap SSD drive to cache or store commonly accessed data. Since SSDs are much faster than traditional hard drives, this allows the computer to read the cached data much faster than if it had to read the same data directly from the hard drive. SSD caching reduces the time it takes to load commonly used programs, but there is a limit to the benefits.

If the data is already stored in the computer's RAM, then SSD caching does not improve load times at all since the computer's RAM is much faster than even the fastest SSD drive currently on the market. The main advantage of SSD cache comes into play when booting into Windows or when a program is run for the first time after a reboot or power off. Since the data in RAM gets cleared each time the computer powers cycles, the data is not present in the RAM whereas it is still present on the SSD cache drive.

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