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MWell2
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How do I create a Volume for RST and keep all of my files?

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I have been following the instructions as best as I can, and I am still at a loss. I have installed all the necessary software, set my SATA mode to RAID, put the two drives (my main slower drive with Windows on it, and my shiny new SSD) into the proper slots on my motherboard that the Intel chipset controls. The only thing that I'm doing that's different from here: http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-032826.htm?wapkw=%28Smart+Response+Technology%29 Chipset Software — Intel® Smart Response Technology User Guide is that I had a pre-existing installation of Windows 7.

The problem is, I cannot, for the life of me, get the "Accelerate" button to show up in the RST window:

This is if my main system drive is in slot 0 in one of the two white SATA 6Gb/s connectors, which I have been told are controlled by the Intel chipset. But, if I flip the two, putting the new SSD into slot 0, and my system drive into slot 1, this happens:

So I can create something, hooray! But...

I can keep my data on the SSD (which is blank, by the way, I just got it), but not on the one drive that I want. What am I doing wrong?

My Motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4819# ov GIGABYTE - GA-H81N

I have an Intel i5 (H81 Express Chipset)

Windows 7 Home Edition.

RST driver version: 13.2.4.1000

Thank you all so much.

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Jose_H_Intel1
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Hi DCN, the steps you are trying at the end are intended to create a RAID 1 volume, which is different from the SSD acceleration / Intel® Smart Response Technology.

Furthermore, I regret to inform you that the Intel® Chipset in your system does not support Intel® Smart Response Technology.

http://ark.intel.com/products/75016 ARK | Intel® H81 Chipset (Intel® DH82H81 PCH)

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Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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Hi DCN, the steps you are trying at the end are intended to create a RAID 1 volume, which is different from the SSD acceleration / Intel® Smart Response Technology.

Furthermore, I regret to inform you that the Intel® Chipset in your system does not support Intel® Smart Response Technology.

http://ark.intel.com/products/75016 ARK | Intel® H81 Chipset (Intel® DH82H81 PCH)

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MWell2
Beginner
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I'm really confused then. Why is it plastered all over the box, and I'm able to turn RST on in the BIOS if I can't use it? Is there any alternative that I can use? Or am I out of luck?

Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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Let's see if your system can enter the RAID option ROM (RAID BIOS) by pressing Ctrl + I repeatedly as soon as you turn the computer on and before Windows* starts booting. You will need both drives connected and the SATA controller mode set to RAID.

You do not need to make any changes but just let me know if you get access.

http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-020657.htm Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) — Option ROM Information

MWell2
Beginner
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Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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Interesting, it seems you are able to create RAID volumes even though it was not supposed to be supported by your chipset according to page 52 of the datasheet. Still, it does not support Intel® Smart Response Technology.

https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/8-series-chipset-pch-datasheet.html Intel® 8/C220 Series Chipset Platform Controller Hub: Datasheet

MWell2
Beginner
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I guess it was false hope after all. Thanks for helping me out.

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