Backing up files before proceeding
Backing up your files is very important, and the best way to prevent data loss.
The StoreMI utility may be used to remove all acceleration using the “Remove StoreMI” option
and return the system to utilize just the single HDD (or slow tier device) as a single disk drive.
This will free up any existing SSD to be used for other purposes and also support replacing the SSD with a different one if necessary. This action will also remove the RAM cache.
may be attached.
For this reason, ensure that any important data stored on the temporary drive is backed up before
performing the above operation.
When the “Remove StoreMI Drive” operation is selected, all data on the StoreMI Drive is moved to the slower media. The Enmotus configuration utility will attempt the shrink the last partition on the StoreMI Drive. If the shrink operation is not successful, user interaction may be needed to migrate data to a different drive in the system.
2GB of metadata on the StoreMI Drive is also retained during this operation.
If manually shrinking or moving partitions before running “Remove StoreMI Drive”, please shrink partitions and move partitions so that the fast media capacity plus 2GB is unallocated.
When the manual shrink is completed, Windows Disk Management Tool will show the right section of the StoreMI Drive as “unallocated “.
The Remove operation works for configurations where there are multiple partitions on a StoreMI Drive. When the capacity of the fast media plus 2GB is free the “Remove StoreMI Drive” operation will proceed smoothly.
For this and more detailed instructions on how to configure and manage AMD StoreMI, consult the AMD StoreMI User Guide.