I have an IdeaPad Y500 with SLI, and I deleted Windows 8 which comes preloaded in the Y500.
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and would like to use my 16 GB SSD (mSata) as cache to my 1 TB HDD. How can I activate it? Do I need special drivers or programs?
Image below shows my SanDisk SSD in device manager.
I have already read this related topic in the forum, but it doesn't work for me because I don't have the RAID mode in BIOS. Only AHCI or Compatible are available for me.
My machine will not start and get blue screen (BSOD) if Windows 7 is started in Compatible mode.
How do I get the RAID mode for me to use the SSD as a cache to the primary hard disk as mentioned above?
When you switch to compatible and you're having BSOD, try this:
Set the BIOS controller to Compatible then right away boot the system to Safemode. It will boot then Restart the system to boot in normal and you won''t get the BSOD anymore.
If it still does not work, try troubleshooting as below:
Go to Start button on bottom left of your Windows, type cmd admin. A black color Command Prompt window will appear.
Type the "eccmd.exe -info".
If you get the info as below, proceed to Explanation below.
The info you got above (troubleshooting step (3) ) shows that your system was pre-configured with Express Cache to do the SSD caching. Your Sandisk SSD has its own software to do the cache, and this does not require RAID setup in BIOS that is needed by the Intel Smart Response Technology.