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M.2 PCIe as Cache

NAesc
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Hello,

Is it possible to use a M.2 PCIe as a cache drive for a RAID5 array ?

Thanks

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idata
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Hello Nathan3690,

 

 

Thank you for contacting Intel Communities.

 

 

In this case, only SSDs up to SATA III speeds are allowed for acceleration, you can use either SATA interface or M.2 form factor (as long as it is SATA III and not NVMe).

 

 

You can also refer to the following guide for more information:

 

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005501.html Intel® Smart Response Technology User Guide

 

 

Hope this information helps.

 

 

Please don't hesitate in replying to this post if you need further assistance.

 

 

Regards,

 

JC

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello Nathan3690,

 

 

Thank you for contacting Intel Communities.

 

 

In this case, only SSDs up to SATA III speeds are allowed for acceleration, you can use either SATA interface or M.2 form factor (as long as it is SATA III and not NVMe).

 

 

You can also refer to the following guide for more information:

 

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005501.html Intel® Smart Response Technology User Guide

 

 

Hope this information helps.

 

 

Please don't hesitate in replying to this post if you need further assistance.

 

 

Regards,

 

JC
NAesc
Beginner
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Hello,

Thank you.

Is it compatible with the Z270 platform ?

I don't see it in the user guide :

System requirements

  • Intel® Z68, Z87, Q87, H87, Z77, Q77, or H77 Express Chipset-based desktop board

Thanks.

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Nathan3690,

 

 

You are welcome.

 

 

According to the specifications, the Intel® Z270 Chipset does support RAID 5, you can confirm the information https://ark.intel.com/products/98089/Intel-Z270-Chipset here, under I/O specifications.

 

 

It is also recommended to check the motherboard's specifications found on the manufacturer's website.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

JC
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