Intel Smart Response Technology: SSD Caching on Z68 Tested
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver 10.5
The new Intel RST driver incorporates some new features in support of Smart Response Tech. They only appear when you have an HDD and SSD installed.
Choosing to enable the cache brings up a simple window, where the default settings are suitable for probably 99% of users:
Once clicked through, almost instantly the switch is made and the HDD is reconfigured as a RAID device, with the SSD overlaid as a cache. The GUI then transforms into the following:
So with the transformation completed, it's time to see just what sort of difference can be had with this change in place.