Intel® Rapid Storage technology delivers a level of performance, performance, and scalability never before possible. Whether using a single drive or multiple SATA or PCIe drives, the latest storage technology delivers increased performance and reduced power consumption. For complete reliability, additional protection against data loss in the event of hard drive failure is implemented.
With data transfer rates of up to 1GB/s, Intel Rapid Storage technology now supports next-generation PCIe storage devices, resulting in improved storage performance and faster response times for common applications such as photo editing, video downloading, and office apps.
The Dynamic Storage Accelerator feature improves SSD performance by 15% over the default power management policy by dynamically adjusting system power management policies1 during active multitasking.
To optimize reliability, Intel Rapid Storage RAID technology support includes the following levels of performance and reliability:

  • RAID level 0 (stratification)
  • RAID Level 1 (mirroring)
  • RAID Level 5 (parity lamination)
  • RAID Level 10 (parity and mirroring).

Many experts believe that combining a RAID controller with two or more hard drives is the best way to improve data security and protection. If you have multiple hard drives, putting them all in one computer gives you the ability to mirror all of your data across two or more drives, increasing your odds of surviving a drive failure. RAID 1 is an arrangement in which many drives are installed in one machine. RAID 5 and 10 provide greater dependability by replicating all data on three and four independent hard disks, respectively.