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compatible with Intel Smart Response Technology ?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:29 am
by PeterD
Hi,

I'm a long term user of BootIt NG, it doing great so far, however now more and more weird things are starting to happen.

2 Questions.

1) Since my current motherboard (Gigabyte Z68-UD4-B3) no longer has a floppy connector, I have been struggling enormously with reinstalling EVERYTHING.
I need to reinstall all primary partitions from scratch. I have installed my first OS (Windows7 32bit Home Premiumà and installing BiNG was a first pain, with the USB-xxxxx methods used by the BIOS, and once the thing did let me install BiNG, BiNG could not save its settings after installation.
So I continued without the backup, but then BiNG showed a blank "HD0" as the first HD, so configuring Partition Work is impossible afaik, since when I will remove the USB stick, that "HDO" will be going, and all settings will be wrong.
So, I had to write it on a CD, same thing happens.
So now, I don't know if I'm going to be able to re-activate BiNG once I create a second primary and install a 2nd OS the first HD.
Please, if someone knows how to handle this "Boot from USB-stick to install" situation, or where I can find valuable info ?

2) I'm thinking about using the Intel Smart Response Technology to cache frequently used data on the primary partition.
For this to work, the BIOS need to be set to RAID instead of IDE as a first step, so how will BiNG handle this different situation ?
What needs to be changed in the BiNG settings and BiNG Boot Menu ?

But as a primary Q, it might be better simply to know if it's possible to use BootIT NG when your using Intel SRT in the 1st place ?

Thanks for any help i can get.

Re: compatible with Intel Smart Response Technology ?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:01 pm
by Brian K
Peter, have you tried BootIt BM?

Re: compatible with Intel Smart Response Technology ?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:45 pm
by PeterD
Hi Brian,

I didn't update to Bare Metal, the home page doesn't specify anything about what's different between BM and Bootit NG, thus i decided not to pay for the "update".
I don't know if that would make a difference for this particular problem. There is no info at all in the FAQ & KB's for BM about Intel Smart Response Technology.

Re: compatible with Intel Smart Response Technology ?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:34 pm
by Brian K
Peter,

You could test the trial BIBM from a USB flash drive to see if it performs better than BING. No need to upgrade or install unless it works. I've found BIBM to be a major improvement on BING and I loved BING.

Re: compatible with Intel Smart Response Technology ?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:11 am
by PeterD
Yeah could do that, but i better not if nothing here signs that BiNG or BM actually works fine with this new technology.
I'd rather keep my computer intact and hope the mod can give some insight or some KB article is being written on the topic. ;)

Re: compatible with Intel Smart Response Technology ?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:11 am
by TeraByte Support
It's not new technology, it's the type of stuff done in the 80's via 3rd
party software (spreading stuff around to faster devices/caching/etc..).
The question is how well the technology is designed. If it's done
correctly, it should be hidden behind BIOS which would stay compatible with
everything, if they exposed everything as individual drives then it would
only be compatible with special software designed for it (otherwise changing
the internal drive wouldn't change the cached version, unless they had
checks that could tell if one was out of date). It hasn't been tested it
here directly yet as busy with other things, but most people are skipping
over using SRT and just using SSD's only.

"PeterD" wrote in message news:687@public.bootitng...

Yeah could do that, but i better not if nothing here signs that BiNG or BM
actually works fine with this new technology.
I'd rather keep my computer intact and hope the mod can give some insight or
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