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HDD replaced with SSD on Xps 15 L521x with 32 gb ssd module, how to configure RST in bios

Replace the HDD with an SSD. During boot, the RST bios screen comes up. I can exit and the system appears to run nominally. It seems the system wants some kind of configuration information. How should I configure RST with the HDD replaced with an SSD?  

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RE: HDD replaced with SSD on Xps 15 L521x with 32 gb ssd module, how to configure RST in bios

You don't need it -- and in fact running a cache mSATA with a native SSD may actually wind up slowing the system down.  If you've installed the OS to a hard drive, just remove the cache drive altogether.

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RE: HDD replaced with SSD on Xps 15 L521x with 32 gb ssd module, how to configure RST in bios

Hi RATZEAL,

Alternatively, if you are not using the msata drive, then you could change the sata operation in BIOS from Intel Rapid Storage to AHCI. The IRST screen on startup will not come up then. However, changing the boot operation, might cause the system not to boot into Windows. You would then need to reinstall the OS.

Using the msata with the SDD is not recommended as advised by ejn63.

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RE: HDD replaced with SSD on Xps 15 L521x with 32 gb ssd module, how to configure RST in bios

Change your SATA operation to AHCI and remove the mSATA SSD it is obsolete. See here for more details:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/uefi/#SATA 

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