AMD Store MI revisited with Samsung 256 GB M.2 SSD and WD 2 TB HDD [2 pages]
24 Jun 2018


During the launch of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, we wrote a short article on Store MI. In this review, we will take a look at the loading times of 2 of our benchmark tools in such an environment.

For those who are new to AMD Store MI, StoreMI is a software utility AMD packaged with the new X470 series of motherboards. This software is formerly a third party solution which will also work with the X370 motherboards.

AMD StoreMI storage acceleration technology to combine the speed of an SSD with the capacity of a hard drive into a single, fast, easy-to-manage drive. It will automatically move the actively used application to SSD while retaining the bulk in the slower media. e.g. HDD.

Watch the video to have a better understanding about Store MI. On the next page, we test it out with a WD 2TB HDD and how things can improve when we add in the Samsung 256 GB M.2 SATA on page 2.



By Harry

3 thoughts on “AMD Store MI revisited with Samsung 860 EVO SATA M.2 and WD 2 TB HDD”
  1. The suggested setup for StoreMI is to start with all blank disk everything will be erased in the setup. Also install the OS on HDD not on the SDD. After installing the OS make a StoreMI Disk for using the HDD and the SSD. You also have the option to include a 2GB RAM space, which I think is good idea, if you have enough RAM. As for Daniel, 120GB will be good enough, the maximum ssd space StoreMI can use is 256GB, you can use a larger SSD but store will only use up to 256GB the rest will be used as a normal SSD

  2. I have a similar setup and have already installed Windows 10 on a WD 500Gb M.2, however I have a 256Gb SSD spare and five other HDDs up to 1.5Tb, which would use for this (one of the HDDs and the SSD))
    My question is, is it safer to start StoreMI with blank discs?
    Does StoreMI move the applications across or should we do this manually?

  3. If I were to buy a 2TB HDD, how large should the SSD be to fully utilize this feature?

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