Conclusion: Designed exclusively for use with the Z68 Express chipset, the Intel SSD 311 Series is well appointed for caching data and boosting application speed. But preparation—and laser-focused purpose—are required to make the most of it.
Pros: Ideal for pairing with a hard drive for enabling Intel's Smart Response Technology.
Cons: Small capacity, relatively slow speed makes drive useless for any other application. Somewhat pricey. Windows must be installed with SSD caching in mind. Supports 3Gbps SATA only.
Beginners Guide: Intel Smart Response Technology and Intel 311 Larson Creek SSD
12 May 2011
Summary: With the launch of the Intel Z68 motherboard chipset, Intel also unveiled a novel addition to its Rapid Storage Technology v10.5 disk storage and RAID management tool called Smart Response Technology.