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DFH02
Beginner
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Hi, recently my HDD gave up so I replaced it with a Seagate Barracuda 2TB 2.5 HDD. I am using an acer nitro 5 laptop (AN515-52) and I hate to fresh install Windows, is it possible to get the intel rapid storage software back and re enable intel optane?
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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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So the sum total for storage in your laptop is the Optane Module and the HDD? What did you do when the original HDD died? Did you simply replace it and start installing Windows 10?

Presuming this is the case, did you remember to ensure that a small (10MB) area at the end of the drive is unused by any partition and available for the Optane module? If not, then the Optane module, even after clearing its cache, will not enable. You must leave some space for the Optane module to use.

If you let the Windows 10 installer choose how to partition the  HDD, then it will have located the recovery partition at the end of the drive. You need to either delete this recovery partition or shrink it by 10MB.

Hope this helps,

...S

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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So the sum total for storage in your laptop is the Optane Module and the HDD? What did you do when the original HDD died? Did you simply replace it and start installing Windows 10?

Presuming this is the case, did you remember to ensure that a small (10MB) area at the end of the drive is unused by any partition and available for the Optane module? If not, then the Optane module, even after clearing its cache, will not enable. You must leave some space for the Optane module to use.

If you let the Windows 10 installer choose how to partition the  HDD, then it will have located the recovery partition at the end of the drive. You need to either delete this recovery partition or shrink it by 10MB.

Hope this helps,

...S

DFH02
Beginner
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Hi Scott, you were correct in your presumption, I did as you said and it allows me to enable optane thank you ever so much
n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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You're welcome. Glad we could resolve it!

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