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ppara5
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DZ68 chipset and Smart Response Technology

If I go to http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-032826.htm http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-032826.htm, I see that "Z68, Z87, Q87, H87, Z77, Q77, H77 Express" chipsets support Smart Response Technology. But if I download the SRT User Guide further down on that page, I read that only "Z87, Q87, H87, Z77, Q77, H77 Express" chipsets are valid. Is that just a clerical error in the document or is there a different version of the user guide for DZ68 chipsets? I ask this because the forum includes many comments from a number of people who had trouble configuring SRT.

Also, that user guide has some photos showing how to use SRT. On the Enable Acceleration dialog, there is a selection for "Full disk capacity (maximum 64 GB)." Does this imply that there is an absolute limit of 64 GB with Smart Response Technology or was that simply the size of the SSD used in the example?

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Allan_J_Intel1
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The Z68 Chipset supports Smart Response technology as you mentioned on the URL you have posted.

You will need the latest Intel® Rapid Storage version 13.6 to enable acceleration.

File name: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/downloads/eula/24779/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-... SetupRST.exe

Also, make sure your computer BIOS provides an option to enable/disable Smart Response or acceleration. If there is no option, continue with the instructions available on the link below: http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-032826.htm Chipset Software — Intel® Smart Response Technology User Guide

Allan.

ppara5
Valued Contributor I
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Thanks for the reply, especially the comment regarding the necessity for the latest version of RST.

ppara5
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Okay, now I'm confused. I had to delay my work on the DZ68BC because of a minor hardware problem. Now I looked at your RST file, version 13.6, but the currently available one from Intel Downloads is version 11.7. Is your file a custom one? I'm only using a Sandy Bridge CPU, so is 11.7 okay?

Allan_J_Intel1
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The latest version 13.6 will work for your computer PCH controller.

The version on downloadcenter.intel.com is generic, this will work on every computer with Intel(R) chipset.

Allan.

ppara5
Valued Contributor I
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Thanks. That answered the question.

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