In the video below we show how to remove the spinning disk from a Dell Latitude 5480 and replace it with a larger one and then enable SSD Caching.  To use SSD Caching your PC needs:

  1. The connectors to add an SSD and a spinning diskIntel-Smart-Response-Technology-ssd-caching
  2. A BIOS that supports SSD Caching and has the disk mode set to RAID
  3. Windows 10
  4. Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) software

The process to enable SSD Caching is pretty straight forward for most tech’s, but novices definitely handle it.

In the SSD Caching video we show how to enable SSD Caching:

  1. Install a new disk
  2. Enter the RAID controller at boot up and remove any existing configuration
  3. Install a fresh copy of Windows 10 on the spinning disk
  4. Patch patch patch
  5. Download and install Intel Rapid Storage Technology software
  6. Launch the Intel RST software, click the PERFORMANCE TAB and select ENABLE OPTIMIZATION
  7. Have a nice day

If you have heard of the new Intel Optane SSD Caching and wondered what the improvement is on standard SSD Caching with Intel RST, the answer is not much.  In simple terms Intel Optane is simply a newer SSD using very fast memory.  You cannot install Intel Optane software and Intel RST software on the same PC.



raj · May 13, 2018 at 4:58 am

Hello, We are trying to enable the SSD cache using M.2 & followed your youtube video for the same. The M.2 disk was inserted into the WWAN slot and unfortunately this disk is not shown anywhere. So just a question, your Dell 5480 (which has a touch screen), has a dedicated SSD port for M.2 disk or the WWAN port is used for the SSD? If you are using WWAN port for the M.2, what BIOS level settings were changed in order to detect the M.2 disk? Please help. We got 2 M.2 disks and few days already wasted 😉

    Ian Matthews · May 14, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    That M.2 disk should appear in the the RAID controller which you access after boot, but before the OS starts to load.

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