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Old 29-03-19, 12:30 PM
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Intel RAID Mode SSD Caching Option Missing

I wanted to use the 'Accelerate' option of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology to use one of my excess available SSD's as a caching option for my RAID 1 array, however I simply cannot get this to work. I'm just not getting the option in the software to do it.

Mainboard: ASUS X99-WS/IPMI (lastest BIOS version)
CPU: Intel i7 5930K
Windows 10 Enterprise (latest build)
RAID mode enable in BIOS of course.
Cache SSD is located on the Intel SATA controller, IRST detects it.
Boot drive is a NVMe Samsung PM981 (not sure if that's a conflict?)

Some Youtube video made the following claims to get it working:

Claims the OS has to be on a spinning drive. I call BS on that one, as I've done this before with an older X99 board and a SATA SSD boot drive.
Disable Secure Boot in BIOS by unloading the Platform Key, did that, checked the BIOS reported Secure Boot disabled (oddly enough I still get the ASUS logo on boot up instead of the blue Windows logo).
Install latest IRST driver and software, check (oddly enough it claims my chipset isn't supported. Only from 100 series and up, however the driver and software works).
Install latest version of Intel Management Engine, and here some problems occur. The one ASUS lists on their support site does not work, I get a "Critical Error" on install and it fails. I can't for the life of me find a version that works, when I google it all I get is versions for NUC PC's.

Any ideas what's causing this issue?
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