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    mSATA 32GB cache drive lost after Win 10 upgrade

    Dell Vostro 3560 laptop
    Win 10 Pro

    After I upgraded to Win 10 Pro from Win 7 Pro, I noticed that my laptop was slower. After a bit of investigating and checking under Disk Management, I discovered that the built-in mSATA 32GB SSD (Disk 1) was marked as unknown as shown below:
    Vostro 3560 Disk Mgmt.PNG

    I also checked Dell's support site and discovered that there is a Win 10 Intel Rapid Start Technology driver available. My question is do I simply install the driver and I'll get back to my caching/accelerator function or do I first need to do something to the drive (as indicated in the screen shot) and then install the driver?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Install the Intel driver and then you will be able to add the SSD as a cache.
    Image backup first, as always.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Install the Intel driver and then you will be able to add the SSD as a cache.
    Image backup first, as always.

    cheers, Paul
    Thanks, Paul. I agree with the image backup as always a good practice.

    Just so I'm clear, once I install the driver, Windows will then recognize and/or configure the mSATA drive automatically?

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    No, you need to configure the drive using the Intel RST software. I seem to recall you can do it in the BIOS as well.

    cheers, Paul

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