The amount of information we create, record, edit, share, and save—from the movies we watch to the pictures we take and the documents we store—has increased exponentially over the years. All of this high-quality digital content demands a responsive, safe, reliable storage solution.
Most of us don’t plan backup storage well in advance. And hard drive failure can be devastating, because it results in irretrievable content. Intel® Rapid Storage Technology1 offers features that improve data reliability, including:
- Intel® Smart Response Technology
- Serial ATA RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 support
- Intel® Rapid Recover Technology (Intel® RRT)
- Power Up in Standby (PUIS) support
- Serial ATA Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI)
Maximize your PC for performance, responsiveness, and reliability
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology offers greater levels of performance, responsiveness, and expandability than ever before. Whether you’re using one or multiple SATA drives, you can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption. Additionally, you can rest easy knowing you have added protection against data loss in the event of a hard drive failure.
Fast performance. Large storage.1
Intel® Smart Response Technology2 is a feature of Intel Rapid Storage Technology that enables a lower-cost, small-capacity SSD to be used in conjunction with a high-capacity hard disk drive. The combination results in a high-performance, cost-effective storage solution. You still have access to the storage capacity you need to store your movies, games, and other disk-intensive retrieval applications, but now you don’t have to sacrifice speed.
- Faster boot times
- 2x faster game launches3,4
- 2x faster storage I/O performance3,5
- Quick access to your favorite files
Performance with protection: RAID Technology
Intel Rapid Storage Technology improves the performance of disk-intensive retrieval applications such as editing home video. By combining from two to six drives in a configuration known as RAID 0, data can be accessed on each drive simultaneously, speeding up response time. Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID support includes the following levels of performance and reliability:
- RAID level 0 (Striping)
- RAID level 1 (Mirroring)
- RAID level 5 (Striping with parity)
- RAID level 10 (Striping and mirroring)
Multiple drives in a PC can also provide added protection from disastrous hard drive failures by mirroring all data among two or more drives. This configuration is known as RAID1.
Rapid data recovery
Intel® Rapid Recover Technology (Intel® RRT) provides a recovery point that can be used to quickly recover a system in the event of hard drive failure or data corruption. The clone can also be mounted as a read-only volume to allow a user to recover individual files.
Lower power consumption
Power-Up In Standby (PUIS) reduces HDD drive spin-up, lowering system power consumption and improving performance of Intel® Smart Connect Technology. A PUIS–enabled HDD is required to support this feature.
Faster performance and flexibility
Serial ATA Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), Native Command Queuing (NCQ) provides additional performance and faster boot times, hotplug capability to allow drives to be added or removed with the PC running, and staggered spin-up to reduce power loads on machines with multiple drives.