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Best SSD boot drive/cache drive?

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August 29, 2013 4:31:02 PM

So basically Im upgrading my pc because I've sold my pc thats in the description. I want to go for load speeds, what'd be better, devote a single SSD to caching, or a single SSD boot drive (windows+program files+Skyrim+whatever I'm playing at the time)?

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Basically Im going to go for an 8320 (money issues), so I know I can't use intel caching, is there any other caching software (if so whats the best one)?
a b G Storage
August 29, 2013 4:36:13 PM

I would always suggest just looking at a 120GB SSD for a boot drive instead of caching, AMD does not have a low level caching solution, a software solution would not do the job.
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August 29, 2013 4:37:38 PM

Shame, what SSD do you recommend? I don't want to spend too much money.
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August 29, 2013 5:09:58 PM

You do not want to get the Vertex 2, its a pretty old unit and uses older, less reliable NAND flash storage.

This is the lowest price you can get away with :
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-d...

Or you can go 3$ cheaper for a little older drive, but not worth it in my opinion.
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-d...
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a b G Storage
August 29, 2013 5:27:15 PM

No problem, glad to help. :) 
Enjoy! SSDs are just sooooo awesome, you just do not wait for a system anymore.
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August 29, 2013 5:29:19 PM

Novuake said:
No problem, glad to help. :) 
Enjoy! SSDs are just sooooo awesome, you just do not wait for a system anymore.


I have used an SSD before, a 840 pro (256gb), but I never got round to using it, as with much of the stuff in my old computer. I was having a problem transferring my stuff from my HDD to my SSD, hopefully this time I won't have problems.
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a b G Storage
August 29, 2013 5:31:04 PM

Jonathan Sifleet said:
Novuake said:
No problem, glad to help. :) 
Enjoy! SSDs are just sooooo awesome, you just do not wait for a system anymore.


I have used an SSD before, a 840 pro (256gb), but I never got round to using it, as with much of the stuff in my old computer. I was having a problem transferring my stuff from my HDD to my SSD, hopefully this time I won't have problems.


Lets hope not.
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