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Upgraded Pavilion to SSD and now Intel Rapid Storage Cache is diabled

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Pavilion dv6
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I recently replaced the 750GB HD in the Pavilion with a 512GB SSD.   The Pavilion also has the 32GB accelerator cache. The computer is running okay, but I have two issues.  (Running Win 10.)

Upon boot up, I get the message from the Intel Rapid Storage Technology that the cache is disabled.  It shows the new SSD as a non raid disk, and also shows the original 29.8 GB mSATA drive, but the cache is disabled.  I would either like to either turn the cache on, or, leave the cache off and stop this annoying message. Not sure what to do. Should I select the "Reset to non-raid disk" option in the Intel RST program?  I have been concerned about losing data on the main SSD.

 

Secondly, I have not been able to install all of the Windows updates.  I think this might be related to the fact that when I changed disks, I forgot to increase the size of the recovery Partition, so it was reduced with the smaller overall drive.  Could this be a likely problem?  I will tried most of the other fixes (removing any USB devices) with no luck.  I had no update problems with this laptop before the drive change.

Thank you!

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Looks like you did not follow the process to disable cache properly before replace HDD. Anyway, you can disable IRS and remove M.2 32GB cache altogether and run machine on SSD only.  If you wish to turn it on. Please use the following instructions  (same for Windows 10):

 

         http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03681873

 

Regards.

BH
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