IRST Drive Caching on 300-Series Boards?

clutchc

Titan
Ambassador
Does IRST drive caching still work with modern Intel 300-series boards? It used to be a thing back in the Z-68/Z-77 days of expensive SSDs to use a small 64GB/32GB SSD to cache a large HDD.
 

jojesa

Illustrious
Yes, it works still on Intel Z68, Z87, Q87, H87, Z77, Q77, H77 Express Chipset-based desktop board.
Make sure to connect both drives to the Intel native SATA ports.
Enter the BIOS and disable hot-plug mode if available and change AHCI to RAID.
Also, do not format the SSD, just delete the partitions and leave it as 'Unallocated space'
 

jojesa

Illustrious
Yes, it works still on Intel Z68, Z87, Q87, H87, Z77, Q77, H77 Express Chipset-based desktop board.
Make sure to connect both drives to the Intel native SATA ports.
Enter the BIOS and disable hot-plug mode if available and change AHCI to RAID.
Also, do not format the SSD, just delete the partitions and leave it as 'Unallocated space'
 

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