Technology Brief Intel® Smart Response Technology 2014

Intel® Smart Response Technology: Technology Brief

We store a lot of diverse types of content on our PCs: Movies, photos, music, documents—the list goes on.

Intel® Smart Response Technology enables a lower-cost, small-capacity SSD to be used in conjunction with a low-cost, high-capacity hard disk drive to provide a high-performance, cost-effective storage solution. As a result, you can fast-track your favorites—faster access to applications and files that you use the most. Intel Smart Response Technology is also great for gaming enthusiasts—game launch times are up to 2x faster than a traditional HDD.

Key benefits:
• Faster system start up, better application performance, and up to 2x faster storage I/O performance
• Best performance/GB storage solution
• Easy to set up and maintain

A feature of Intel® Rapid Storage Technology, Intel® Smart Response Technology allows a lower-cost, small capacity SSD to be used in conjunction with a low-cost, high-capacity hard disk drive. The combination results in a high performance, cost-effective storage solution—you still have access to the 500 GB or 1 TB storage capacity you need to store your movies, games, and other disk intensive retrieval applications, but now you don’t have to sacrifice speed. Intel Smart Response Technology implements a complex cache policy to maximize system performance and power savings. The software intelligently stores applications and files data blocks to the SSD that will benefit most from caching. Intel Smart Response Technology differentiates between high-value data (application, user, and boot data) and low-value data like that which may be caused by a virus scanner or other similar one-touch data.

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