Saturday, September 21, 2013

Intel Rapid Storage, Rapid Start technology with msata module

Intel Rapid Start Technology improves the standard hibernation features. In addition, this feature is significantly faster than the standard operating-system based hibernation on the same solid state device (SSD) solution.

In order to run Intel Rapid Start Technlogy, your computer must have:
 Rapid Start Technology enabled in the System BIOS
 An SSD primary drive or Hard Drive (HDD) plus an mSATA module SSD
 A healthy hibernation partition that must exist on the SSD prior to installation of the software

Note: Rapid Start Technology is not supported in the following configurations:
 When the computer only has a hard drive (HHD) with rotating media
 When the computer has a Self-Encrypted Drive (SED) or uses data encryption software

For Computers with SSD primary drives

Shrink the volume by 4096 using DM
Diskpart clean create primary partition
Set id=84 override (this will create hidden hibernation partition)
Not go to Intel Rapid start technology and turn it on set the default timer.
NOTE - If your primary drive is formatted as GPT instead of MBR (as is the case on most Windows 8
machines), type the following instead as shown below: Set id=D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA40-

For Computers with HDD + mSATA module: 
1. Ensure the computer is in RAID mode. (ref. System BIOS Configuration above)
2. Prepare the mSATA module by cleaning it of any data using diskpart.
Enabling SRT:
Smart Response Technology must first be enabled before enabling Rapid Start Technology as follows:
1. From the desktop, click Start > All Programs > Intel > Intel Rapid Storage Technology.
2. Select the Accelerate button, and then click Enable Acceleration.
3. Select 18.6 GB for size allocated for the cache memory and Maximized mode for the acceleration mode.

Note: In Windows 7, you will already be in legacy mode. In Windows 8, you must also make sure that the computer is in UEFI Native mode in BIOS

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