Solved Should I use a SSD drive AND a cache? Tags: SSD Cache Storage Last response: August 12, 2013 10:10 PM in Storage Share Benjamin Hodges 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. Thanks More about : ssd drive cache Someone Somewhere a c 108 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? m 0 l Benjamin Hodges 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. m 0 l Related resources Should I use my 120 GB SSD as a boot drive or as a cache? - Forum 250GB SSD better to use as cache or primary drive. - Forum Is it possible to use a SSD as OS drive AND cache? - Forum Can I use a Cache drive AND an SSD? - Forum Can I use an SSD as Boot and Cache drive - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Someone Somewhere a c 108 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. Share popatim a c 814 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. m 0 l Someone Somewhere a c 108 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? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 64 GB SSD - Use as Win7 Boot Drive or Cache ?? Forum Should I switch to using my SSD as cache? Forum Using the built-in SSD cache as boot drive Forum SolvedShould I use Crucial mSATA ssd as PC boot drive? Forum SolvedShould I use mobo's RAID or hardware RAID for RAID 0 on SSD boot drive Forum SolvedShould I use an SSD for a boot drive or not? Forum Solvedi have a samsung 840 125gb SSD and also have a western Digital 1 tb 64 mg cache 10,000 rpm which one should i put my games on Forum Solvedssd hard drive cache Forum SolvedSSD cache drive upgrade help Forum SolvedHybrid Drive vs Hdd + Ssd cache? Forum Installing A New SSD Drive. Need HELP! Should I Use It For Games + OS? Forum SolvedHow can I use my Samsung Evo 250 as a boot drive, but also use part of it to cache my 1TB hard drive? Forum SolvedSSD Cache or OS drive? Forum SolvedWindows 8 SSD Cache Drive Forum SolvedNew machine with SSD boot drive and unused SSD for Cache with 2 mechanical drives in Raid 1 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !