View Full Version : G551 - SSD Caching questions (coming from a noob)

02-05-2015, 10:53 PM
Salutations, everyone.

My previous laptop was a rather slow one, 2GB RAM, dual core 2.0 GHz processor and so on. I got this G551JM just now, after a great deal of effort, so I am not acquainted to this level of settings and general knowledge. Now, my point is, I have no idea how to set up my SSD Cache. I've been looking online for explanations and guides. From what I've understood, I need to have the OS installed after I've changed to RAID from the BIOS settings.
My BIOS settings don't even have RAID as an option. It's only IDE and another one which I have forgotten. I've also seen that ASUS also offers a software for SSD caching as well but for some reason I haven't found a download link anywhere. Note that I bought my laptop "naked", with nothing but DOS on it, so I had to install Windows myself, which is not a big deal anyway, but I did not know what to do with the SSD partition.
Yes, I have tried with the Intel software for caching, but there are no options to set-up the SSD due to the fact that I am not using RAID, or so have I read.
My questions are the following:
-Is it possible to still properly set-up the cache without reinstalling windows?
-If I were to be forced to reinstall, does it make any sense to do so, if RAID option is not available ATM? Should I try to update the BIOS? - I've read that it rarely adds that option in the first place.
-Are there any guides already listed for this specific laptop, on the forums? I have failed to find one, but then again I admit I'm not the best scout out there.

Thank you in advance for your patience and support.

02-06-2015, 05:20 PM
Delete de ssd volume from disk management in windows. Install express cache from this link - http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ExpressCache&hashedid=n%2fa. Restart and voila ! check afterwards in command prompt(run as admin) with eccmd -info if everything is running fine.

02-19-2015, 07:47 AM
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