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Lenovo Y410p with 24gb SSD Setup Help

efaraband 175 32 February 11, 2014 at 02:30 PM
I recently purchased the Lenovo Y410p that comes with a 1TB hdd and a 24gb ssd. I am trying to figure out how to setup the ssd as cache (since putting the OS on it is asking for trouble). The SSD shows in My Computer as (D) drive, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything...
I have read tens of forums about the Intel Rapid Storage or Smart Storage Technology, as well as the Express Cache (including about 8 or so from here), but neither of them seem to work. IRST comes installed on the system, but I am unable to set it up ( no RAID option?)...

*Once i saw how bad the performance was with the original drive, I cloned the original 1TB HDD and put in a 1TB SSHD Hybrid drive so that all the partitions are setup the same. Also upped the ram to 12gb from 8gb.*

Main concern is that boot-up time is around 3 minutes (just stay on Lenovo screen with the loading circle), and I know it should be MUCH faster than that,.. I want to make sure the SSD is being utilized as it is supposed to be.
Any help on setting this up would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

Attached: Disk Management, and IRST screenshots



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UPDATE: I removed the SSD to see how the computer reacts. Boot up time was improved to under a minute, however, i did not pay for the SSD to not use it haha. SO, i put it back in. The SSD does NOT show up in bios, IRST, or My computer. The Lenovo drive that shows seems to just be a partition of the main drive.
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Looks like you need to have your BIOS set up for RAID, then RST will give you the option to turn the SSD into a cache.
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