Work faster. Play faster.
Intel® Smart Response Technology1 allows a lower-cost, small-capacity solid-state drive (SSD) to be used in conjunction with a low-cost, high-capacity hard disk drive, providing you with fast, SSD-like performance and large storage capacity. As a result, you have faster access to the files, applications, games, and web sites you use the most, enabling you to work and play faster than ever before.
- Up to 2x faster storage I/O performance2,3
- Up to 2x faster game launch2,4
- Easy setup and maintenance
Intel Smart Response Technology is available on Ultrabook™, all-in-one, and standard PCs powered by the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family.
How it works
Intel Smart Response Technology caches data I/O blocks to the SSD that benefit the most from acceleration—for example, your most frequently used applications, games, and OS data. This feature differentiates between multi-use or high-value data—such as application, user, and boot data—and low-value data—such as data accessed by background tasks. Low-value data does not typically offer any responsiveness benefits to you, and therefore is not inserted into the cache. This selectivity facilitates more efficient use of the available cache capacity, and maintains optimum steady-state performance even across system shutdown and reboots.
Easy to set up. Easy to use.
If you have a computer with an HDD only that utilizes Intel® Rapid Storage Technology, all you have to do is connect an SSD and enable drive acceleration. The friendly user interface makes it easy to install and manage. Plus, Intel Smart Response Technology works with any SSD—even older ones—as long as it is least 20 GB in size.