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Intel SRT or SSD boot drive?

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April 1, 2014 12:48:38 PM

I am wondering what would be better, using the Intel SRT or using a regular SSD as boot drive and using another drive for normal storage?

What are the differences, and is SRT still fast with booting?

And do I need an Intel 311 SSD or could I use another SSD for SRT?
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April 1, 2014 12:52:48 PM

SSD plus a storage drive is what most people use, 120-128GB will do for OS and programs. SRT basically means a small SSD as a Cache for your HDD. You can just buy a hybrid drive and get the same effect.
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April 1, 2014 12:56:30 PM

An SSD stores whatever you want in it as-is regardless of how often it gets used, which can be fairly wasteful. SRT only puts frequently accessed data on the designated SSD which is far more space-efficient. SRT is not as fast as an SSD and requires time for the OS to learn what data would benefit the most from getting cached on SRT but you can get a fair chunk of raw SSD's benefits using a much smaller device.
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April 1, 2014 12:58:58 PM

InvalidError said:
An SSD stores whatever you want in it as-is regardless of how often it gets used, which can be fairly wasteful. SRT only puts frequently accessed data on the designated SSD which is far more space-efficient. SRT is not as fast as an SSD and requires time for the OS to learn what data would benefit the most from getting cached on SRT but you can get a fair chunk of raw SSD's benefits using a much smaller device.


And will windows still boot fast using SRT?
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April 1, 2014 1:00:08 PM

Yes it will but not as fast as SSD.
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