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SSD for OS or SRT Cache?

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September 13, 2013 5:48:13 PM

Hi im about to upgrade my PC with a Samsung 840 120gb SSD and i cant decide if i should use it to have the OS on the SSD and use the HDD for storage. OR use the SSD as a dedicated cache for the HDD using Intel's Smart Response Technology. Does anyone know what the best choice would be, and also i already installed the OS on the HDD without setting it to RAID to use the SSD as a cache. Is there a way i can still change it to RAID? Here is my Specs:

SSD: Samsung 840 120GB
HDD: 1TB
OS: Windows 7 64 bit
MOBO: MSI Z87-GD65
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670k
GPU: MSI GTX 770
RAM: 8gb gskill ripjaws

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a c 812 G Storage
September 13, 2013 6:01:40 PM

With SRT, the cache space is limited to 64GB.

Use the SSD as the OS and application drive. Much easier overall.
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a b G Storage
September 13, 2013 6:06:25 PM

I agree with USAF. That's a big SSD to waste on SRT cache.
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September 13, 2013 6:10:57 PM

USAFRet said:
With SRT, the cache space is limited to 64GB.

Use the SSD as the OS and application drive. Much easier overall.


Ok ill do that then, can you tell me how to start? Im kind of lost on this whole SSD thing, i just install the OS on the SSD with the HDD unplugged? And dont i need to set the BIOS to AHCI mode before i install the OS on the SDD?
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a c 812 G Storage
September 13, 2013 6:17:27 PM

themafia36 said:
USAFRet said:
With SRT, the cache space is limited to 64GB.

Use the SSD as the OS and application drive. Much easier overall.


Ok ill do that then, can you tell me how to start? Im kind of lost on this whole SSD thing, i just install the OS on the SSD with the HDD unplugged? And dont i need to set the BIOS to AHCI mode before i install the OS on the SDD?


Start here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-inst...
and here:
http://www.thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-gui...

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