Astra.Xtreme, on 23 October 2012 - 20:51, said:
Since when did they say they were the first?...
Was a jab at apple hyping new features all the time that other devices already have.
And Superkid, if you want something similar, you can get a hybrid drive. Not quite the same, but they're supposed to increase performance over regular HDD's by around 3x. Some PC motherboards allow you to use an SSD to do something similar, where they'll cache frequently used files on an SSD, to improve the responsiveness of the system.
Users of Intel’s Z68 Smart Response Technology that were dismayed when SRT was not a part of the X79 specifications will be overjoyed to see something similar to Intel’s operation on ASUS’ X79 range. By placing two compatible drives (typically a mechanical HDD and a formatted SSD) in the appropriate SATA ports, the software and hardware implementation will let the SSD act as a cache, in order to improve loading times to the mechanical HDD, just like Intel’s RST
Intel® Smart Response Technology2 is a feature of Intel Rapid Storage Technology that enables a lower-cost, small-capacity SSD to be used in conjunction with a high-capacity hard disk drive. The combination results in a high-performance, cost-effective storage solution. You still have access to the storage capacity you need to store your movies, games, and other disk-intensive retrieval applications, but now you don’t have to sacrifice speed.
- Faster boot times
- 2x faster game launches3,4
- 2x faster storage I/O performance3,5
- Quick access to your favorite files