SSDs are fast, but expensive, and offer minimal capacity. Mechanical hard drives boast large capacity for a low price, but are much slower than an SSD. AMD StoreMI technology "combines" these two types of storage into a single drive and automatically moves the data you access the most to the SSD, so you get the best of both worlds: SSD responsiveness, and mechanical hard disk capacity with its low price. AMD StoreMI is a powerful tool for enthusiasts that want to improve load times, boot times, file management, and system responsiveness. It can help if you:
- Installed Windows to a hard drive and don't want to re-install everything to get SSD-like performance
- You have a large library of files across several drives and want it all under one drive letter
- You wish the hard drive with your games could get you into the match at SSD speeds
As you add more and faster drives to your system, AMD StoreMI technology automatically pairs your most-used files with the fastest storage for peak performance. You can also use up to 2GB of RAM as a last-level cache for ultra-fast data. If you have an AMD 400-series chipset, you can download AMD StoreMI software for free.