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32 Gb msata cache plus a sinlge 256 gb sata ssd

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September 12, 2013 2:07:23 PM

My question is, if i get a motherboard that has a msata port on it and buy a 32 gb ssd and dedicate it to be only for cache, and then have a 256 ssd or perhaps two 128 ssd in raid, will the cache create a performance boost or just save the life of my ssd's by doing the reading and writing of the cache insted of the ssd doing the reading and writing.

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a b G Storage
September 12, 2013 2:21:26 PM

it'll do neither, eventually the cache will write to the ssds, and it'll be slower than the ssds.
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September 12, 2013 2:24:39 PM

13thmonkey said:
it'll do neither, eventually the cache will write to the ssds, and it'll be slower than the ssds.


So if there is no gain, why have the port? is it there to just gain an extra drive bay?
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a b G Storage
September 12, 2013 2:24:59 PM

Not worth it and don't bother raiding SSD's, just get a big fat one !
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a b G Storage
September 12, 2013 2:31:05 PM

lancery78 said:
13thmonkey said:
it'll do neither, eventually the cache will write to the ssds, and it'll be slower than the ssds.


So if there is no gain, why have the port? is it there to just gain an extra drive bay?


not everyone has an ssd and when they were designed/conceived ssd's were more expensive they are there to support hdds
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September 12, 2013 2:36:25 PM

Alright, well are there any other kinds of hardware that i can put into an msata slot? seeing as an ssd would be pointless.
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a c 1070 G Storage
September 12, 2013 2:45:18 PM

lancery78 said:
Alright, well are there any other kinds of hardware that i can put into an msata slot? seeing as an ssd would be pointless.


Some of them are mSATA/mPCIe ports. In which I guess you could put a mPCIe card in there WiFi, perhaps.
If yours is of that type that goes both ways.
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September 12, 2013 2:52:06 PM

Thats what i like to hear, something that is useful!
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a c 1070 G Storage
September 12, 2013 2:55:18 PM

And as das_stig said above...do not bother with SSD RAID. You gain no performance, and increase the fail potential.
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September 12, 2013 3:07:12 PM

USAFRet said:
And as das_stig said above...do not bother with SSD RAID. You gain no performance, and increase the fail potential.

Alright sounds good, good to know.
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