Hello! I am having issues with setting up my SSD as a cache for my HDD.
Up until recently I was using a setup of 60GB SSD + 2TB HDD. The SSD held my OS. Now I bought a new SSD which is 250GB for the OS and planned on using the 60GB one as a cache for my HDD, however the issue I'm having is that I can't seem to "accelerate" the HDD.
The motherboard I have is
P8H67-M LE - https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H67M_LE/specifications/ with the following chipset
Intel H67 Express Chipset - https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/52807/intel-h67-express-chipset.html That chipset is supported by RST, since its series 6? (I'm getting lost in this part).
Anyway. On my motherboard I have 4 SATA II (light blue) and 2 SATA III (gray) sockets.
Currently I have the 250 GB SDD and the HDD on SATA 3s and the 60GB on SATA 2 (according to their specs). As usual I made a fresh install of Windows 10 and set the bios in RAID (250GB SSD has OS, 60GB SSD is empty and the 2TB HDD has some data on it) - the RST driver/software is the latest from the site: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29094/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-User-Interf... (Setup RST)
Any advice would be appreciated...
I figured out that SRT is not supported by RST versions > 16.0, so I tried with versions below that one - still no success.
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I've tried the following versions:
184.108.40.2060 - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28997/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-User-Interf... (should be supporting my chipset, but acceleration still doesn't show up)
220.127.116.113 - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26759/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-User-Interf... (doesn't seem to support 6th generation, but was worth a try)
18.104.22.1687 - https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H67M/HelpDesk_Download/ (this one is for P8H67-M motherboard, whereas mine is P8H67-M LE, but the chipset seems to be identical - avaliable for W8 64bit under SATA)
22.214.171.1246 - https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H67M/HelpDesk_Download/ (this one is for P8H67-M motherboard, whereas mine is P8H67-M LE, but the chipset seems to be identical - avaliable for W8.1 64bit under SATA)
10.1.0.1008 - https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H67M_LE/HelpDesk_Download/ (this one is for my specific motherboard P8H67-M LE, for Windows 7 64bit, as for the later versions don't have SATA driver/software)
126.96.36.1996 - https://www.win-raid.com/t25f23-Which-are-the-quot-best-quot-Intel-AHCI-RAID-drivers.html?fbclid=IwA... (listed as one of the best drivers for 6th generation)
Neither of the above worked for me, some even lacked the "Performance" tab altogether. I also tried installing a specific RST software and switching around drivers - but that resulted in errors while opening RST most of the time.
Honestly, I am running out of ideas.
Could it be also possible that im unable to accelerate the HDD with older software/driver since it doesn't contain the OS?
Actually that doesn't make sense, since I'm trying with 15.9.8 and 14.8.16 as well - they're not that old...