Fast access to the files and applications you use most
Intel® Smart Response Technology1,2 is a feature of Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)3 that recognizes and automatically stores your most frequently used applications and data into a high performance solid state drive (SSD) while giving you full access to the large storage capacity of a hard disk drive (HDD). This enables a lower-cost, small-capacity SSD to be used in conjunction with a high-capacity hard disk drive. Intel Smart Response Technology enables your system to perform faster than a system with just a HDD.
- 3x faster access to your favorite applications and data1,4
- 40% faster boot time for Windows* 81,5
You can create, work, and play faster than ever before without paying more for a larger SSD to store your entire digital library.
Intel Smart Response Technology now supports solid state hybrid drives (SSHD).6 An SSHD is a new type of HDD with a built-in high performance SSD. Intel Smart Response Technology boosts SSHD performance by informing the drive which data you use the most so it can store it into the built-in SSD.
How it works
Intel® Smart Response Technology caches data I/O blocks to the SSD that benefit the most from acceleration—for example, your most frequently used applications, games, and OS data. This feature differentiates between multi-use or high-value data—such as application, user, and boot data—and low-value data, such as data accessed by background tasks. Low-value data does not typically offer any responsiveness benefits to you, and therefore is not inserted into the cache. This selectivity facilitates more efficient use of the available cache capacity, and maintains optimum steady-state performance even across system shutdown and reboots.
Easy to set up. Easy to use.
If you have a computer with an HDD only that utilizes Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST), all you have to do is connect an SSD and enable drive acceleration.7 The friendly user interface makes it easy to install and manage. Plus, Intel® Smart Response Technology works with any SSD—even older ones—as long as it is at least 20 GB in size.