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Do I need to remove mSSD cache when installing a new SSD?

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April 29, 2013 11:47:43 AM

Hi, I recently purchased a 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 256 GB SSD.
My laptop has a 16GB mSATA cache inside. What should I do with the mSATA if I'm going to replace my HDD with the SSD?

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April 29, 2013 3:42:12 PM

switch to ahci mode before you install the new drive and then use the 16gb msata drive as additional storage or for your swap file (windows virtual memory). Personally I would use it for the swap file just to keep it off my new ssd and its small enough to actually make a good swap file drive.
April 29, 2013 7:04:49 PM

I see. I'll switch to ahci before I install it then.
For page file/swap file drive, could you tell me how to do so? I didn't find too much info about that on the Internet (Please excuse my searching skill)
SanDisk SSD U100 16GB -> this is the mSATA I have.

Right now it doesn't show up so it's read-only I guess. Saw some articles saying that once I installed the SSD it will show up as I sign in as Admin.