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Intel smart response technology or seperate ssd boot drive and storage hdd

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November 9, 2013 1:36:18 PM

Hey everyone, I'm building a new PC with an ssd finally, I understand adding an ssd to a hdd alone with intel SRT will make it much faster. Will my boot and accessing programs be faster with Intel SRT, or if i keep the ssd separate and didn't use it as cache. From what i understand you install the OS on the hdd and then use the ssd as cache with SRT, although i have a 120gb ssd and only 64gb of that can be used for SRT

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November 9, 2013 1:45:22 PM

Use you SSD as a separate drive, not as a cache.

You can have your OS on the SSD and also use a portion of your SSD as a cache, but you are better off loading your most commonly used programs or data there instead.
November 30, 2014 12:48:40 PM

If you want to cache your HDD, you should probably use another SSD dedicated for that, while keeping a SSD as boot, system, swap, etc. the choice depends also what do you actually do and aim with your computer, using cache for hdd is worth for professional goals.
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November 30, 2014 12:53:12 PM

Definitely keep them separate. SSD for boot drive and most important apps, HDD for everything else.