Quick Access To The Frequently Used Files By Intel’s Smart Response Technology
Posted on Aug, 28, 2017
With the growing dependency on computers to carry out our day to day activities, there has been an increase in the amount of data as well. Over the years, the amount of data we share, save, and create as greatly increased. However, a user always expects an efficient storage mechanism to retrieve and save such data.
There are various companies like Intel, which work towards the faster accessing of files from the system. Intel is one of the leading manufacturers of many advanced chip in the world. Today, you can find Intel manufactured chips in almost all of the computers. With the advancement in technologies, various innovative measures have been taken to improve the accessing time of files and applications.
Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) is a new level of technology introduced by Intel. With this, you can expand the desktop and mobile platforms, without comprising with the performance and security. One of its key features is the Intel Smart Response Technology, which allows you to take the advantages of a dual drive or a solid state hybrid drive (SSHD).
Dual drives can be considered a combination of solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD). SSD is a lower capacity and economical storage drive. Whereas, HDD is a high capacity and economical storage drive. Intel Smart Response Technology uses the SSD to store most frequently used applications and data and allows you to access the high capacity HDD.
SSHDs are built-in with a high performance SSD and are categorized under HDD. Intel Smart Response Technology uses the inbuilt SSD to store the most frequently used data.
Both, dual drives and SSHDs provide better performance at a reasonable cost.
The Internal Working Mechanism
There are various kinds of data available on a system. Depending upon the usage frequency, such data can be categorized under high-value data and low-value data. High-value data includes the most frequently accessed data like applications, games, boot data, and other user data. Low-value data includes the data accessed by background tasks.
The High-value data like applications, OS data, etc. needs to be quickly accessed and are cached to the SSD. On the other hand, Low-value data because of their irresponsive nature does not benefit the users and are not inserted into the cache.
The above-mentioned mechanism helps in providing an optimal system performance even during system shutdown and reboots.
Easy to Setup and Use
In case of an HDD already present on a system, you have two choices. You can either add an SSD and use it as a hybrid drive or replace the HDD with an SSHD and enable acceleration of the drive.
You can easily setup and use any of the above-mentioned configurations.
Note: Any older SSD supporting at least 16 GB of size is supported by Intel Smart Response Technology. It also supports most of the SSHDs with a minimum8 GB of flash capacity.
In this way, you can quickly access the frequently used files by Intel’s Smart Response Technology.