I got a raid 5 on a C236 Chipset, i also got on the same motherboard an M2 SSD. I run a Windows Server 2016.
I can't find a version of RSTE with ssd caching. And RST (not e) version i found didn't want to install on my server.
Is there a solution to that problem?
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OS : Windows 2016 server
Motherboard : ASUS P10S WS S1151 C236
RAM : 16 Go ECC (2* KVR24E17S8)
CPU : CORE I7-7700K 4.20GHZ
Storage devices :
- Raid 5 (3*DBSLA0020H 2TB)
- 2 * 4TB (WD40EZRZ)
- 1 * SSD intel 5400S M2 48 G (SSDSCKKR048) This is the one i want to use as cache
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In regards to your question
Intel® RSTe supports the ability to enable/disable write back cache through the Intel® RSTe GUI. write back Cache is disabled by default.
Please keep in mind that enabling write back cache will improve the RAID logical drive performance but may cause unwritten cached data loss if power is lost.
You can enable the write back cache feature under advanced tab on the raid configuration
Pleases check page 61 of the Intel® RSTe User Guide https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/motherboards/server/sb/g40440_005_rste_swu... here
If this is not the feature that you are looking for you can also take advantage of the Intel® Smart Response Technology that comes with Intel® RST, you can find more information https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/smart-response-technology.html here
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We would like to inform you that Intel® RSTe doesn't have a feature to setup an SSD as cache device.
In your case our best recommendation will be to take advantage of the Intel® Cache Acceleration Software which is a software that Intel has developed in order to use SSD's as cache devices. You can check more information about the software https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/intel-cache-acceleration-software-performance.html here
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