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Should I use a SSD drive AND a cache?

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August 10, 2013 7:13:33 PM

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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a c 120 G Storage
August 10, 2013 9:57:39 PM

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?
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August 11, 2013 7:59:05 AM

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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a c 120 G Storage
August 11, 2013 10:06:56 PM

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.
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a c 906 G Storage
August 12, 2013 4:10:31 PM

actually, you can only use it in when in raid mode. You should be good to go.
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a c 120 G Storage
August 12, 2013 10:10:38 PM

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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