Windows 10: IRST with new SSD Solved

  1.    06 Apr 2016 #1

    IRST with new SSD


    I am getting ready to install a new SSD in my Dell XPS SE 8700. The current configuration of the OS drive is a 1TB. spinner with a 32 GB MSATA cache drive which is managed with Intel Rapid Store Technology, (IRST)


    I will be using Paragon "Migrate OS to SSD" to put my OS drive on the new SSD. I've done this before on previous systems and it's pretty much a no brainer.


    After the "migration" I intend to remove both the 1TB spinner OS drive and the MSATA cache drive.


    My question is how to handle the IRST software. Should I leave it alone, disable it just before the physical swap or uninstall it completely?


    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


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  2.    07 Apr 2016 #2

    Are you running the SSD in AHCI/RAID or IDE, I didn't think IRST could see the drive in AHCI, so based on my experience, swap the drive, once you're booted up into Windows, if IRST can see the drive, then all is well but as I've found previously, IRST throws a horrible error and I just remove it
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  3.    07 Apr 2016 #3

    Thanks for the reply.

    If you mean the current 30GB MSATA SSD it's in a RAID0 configuration accelerating the The C:\ spinner.

    I don't have the New SSD yet if that's what you meant. It's in transit from Crucial.

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    MattWinSlayer said: View Post
    Are you running the SSD in AHCI/RAID or IDE, I didn't think IRST could see the drive in AHCI, so based on my experience, swap the drive, once you're booted up into Windows, if IRST can see the drive, then all is well but as I've found previously, IRST throws a horrible error and I just remove it
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  4.    07 Apr 2016 #4

    FWIW I asked @ Intel's chipset forum and received the following response.

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    This message was posted by Intel Corporation on behalf of
    Hello Datapod,

    Thank you for joining the Intel communities.

    In this case you will need to stop acceleration and then click on reset to available, after that you can start the migration, you don’t need to uninstall the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology software.

    Please bear in mind that cache is used to accelerate mechanical hard drives and not SSDs.

    Best wishes,

    Ivan

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    So I'm good to go. Hope this answer will be helpful to others...

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