SSD and hard drive combo intel SMART Technology

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by metsjetsfan, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    Can someone explain how the SMART technology works with the SSD and hard drive combo? I read that you only see 1 drive in finder. So does this mean if you get the 256ssd and 750 option you see approx 1tb in finder? How can you manage the data bw the two drives if you wanted to. Ie keep an imovie project on the ssd instead of the HD
     
  2. jwhazel macrumors regular

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    1.) SMART response requires a z68 northbridge which the mini does not have
    2.) It requires the bios to be set to RAID, which the mini can't do
    3.) It requires the Intel Rapid Storage Technology software which only runs on windows
     
  3. reputationZed macrumors 65816

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    Interesting quote on the usefulness of SMART from a recent Tom's hardware
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-reliability-failure-rate,2923-2.html
     
  4. jwhazel macrumors regular

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