Intel Smart Response Technology and Intel 311 Larson Creek SSD ReviewPosted on 2011-05-12 20:20:50 by Thomas De Maesschalck
What's interesting about Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT) is that it can designate a SSD to cache frequently accessed I/O data in a sort of hybrid RAID 0 arrangement. In turn, Windows will retrieve data it frequently requests from fast SSD memory instead of a hard drives' comparatively slow magnetic storage medium. The upshot? Intel SRT can yield like-SSD responsiveness to systems where Windows and everything else is installed on a traditional hard drive. The system doesn't require a very large solid state drive, a 20GB Intel 311 SSD does the job quite nicely.