I have a solution for your problems with the Intel Rapid Response Technology. I just dealt with the same thing recently and here is the fix:
Go to this page: http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme4&o=Win764
These are all of the latest downloads for your mainboard.
Notice the download entitled: Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver ver: 10.5.0.1027 'Optimize Intel SRT performance'. download this and save it for later on. You can see that there is a red link within this area to get the latest BIOS for your board. Go there and get the BIOS and install that first. Then install the other download that you saved and reboot.
Now it will work. If not,...post again and I'll walk you through a few other optimizations.
froggy368 wrote: I have partionned my SSD so I could still use part of it as storage but the intel software is hanging on the whole 120GB.
It uses either 20GB or the whole disk. the program does the partitioning, not you.
Thanks Realneil for the info but my BIOS has been updated and I also have the RST driver version10.5.0.1027 installed. I did it this past weekend. You are right, it's either 20GB or 64GB and I believe that it is now working on my computer but for someone like me with not much background in installing this kind of software, it is quite a challenge! Actually I realized last night that the RST software was working by seeing a new icon in the task bar with a green check mark on it! It would have been nice to be able to click on a start software button or something of that sort.
Another thing worth mentionning and correct me if I am wrong but you have to swith the SATA mode to RAID in the BIOS before installing the OS as far as the new Z68 motherboards are concerned. I have other questions on this RST software but for now I'm going to read more about it.
Either the site is offline or an unhandled error occurred. We apologize and have logged the error. Please try your request again or if you know who your site administrator is let them know too.
In other words, I'll try again tomorrow!
There was a new BIOS released just this morning. The weekend BIOS didn't work for me at all. The green check-mark on the status bar isn't what you need to see. Open that up and look at the setup there.
It should look like this: (click the pic to see it full sized)
If it looks like that, then your golden.
I just was on the ASRock website to check out this new BIOS but all I could find is the red link to the update I have already installed: Z68EXT41.30.
And yes, my RST status page does look like the one you sent me. In other words, I'm good to go! Because I partitioned my SSD, the upper right side shows the two sections of the drive that I renamed cache volume and data volume for obvious reasons; I also have accelerated the 1TB drive.
It looks like I'm going to have to install my photos program (and everything else for that matter) because I cannot upload my PC pictures. They must be too large the way they are now. Hopefully it won't take me too long.
froggy368 wrote: I'm good to go!
It looks that way, congrats!
froggy368 wrote:I cannot upload my PC pictures.
You can't upload to the HH site? Make them less than 1MB in size to begin with. Then, in your profile, there is a way to upload pics to your folder.
I hope it doesn't. I want to see tons of pics of the PC that you built inside the case!
I don't know seeing as how I haven't inserted a ton of pictures into a post myself but I have seen the images and I have to say that your build is looking pretty good, stylish even. I have to say that you did a good job with what you've bought.
Can't wait to see something else depending if you can get it up and running. Best of luck to ya!