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Should I use a SSD drive AND a cache?

OK this is kinda a weird question and I can't find the answer online (I'm sure I am asking the wrong question).

So, I currently have a system set up with a SSD drive (256gb) that has my OS and games on it. I also have a Raid0 of traditional HDDs that have the rest of my programs and my media etc.

My question is, would I be wasting my money if I bought a Small (32gb) mSata ssd and used it as a cache for the raid setup? I do use a bunch of the programs quite often.

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  1. Maybe. Depends really on how much you use the programs. I take it you don't have enough space to move them to the SSD?

    You do have an mSATA slot?
  2. Someone Somewhere said:
    Maybe. Depends really on how much you use the programs. I take it you don't have enough space to move them to the SSD?

    You do have an mSATA slot?


    I do have space on the SSD but I'd like to save it for my games. Things like my Visual Studios and such take up A LOT of room. I also do have a slot on the mobo for a mSata drive.
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    OK, good. I guess it's not much, and it will speed up stuff you use frequently.

    I'm uncertain as to whether you can use it with RAID though; look into it.
  4. actually, you can only use it in when in raid mode. You should be good to go.
  5. Huh? I'm sure you can use SRT without being in RAID. What do all those laptops with a single HDD do?

    Do you mean AHCI?
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