1.)Now I understand that there is drawbacks, but has anyone actually USED this drive? - If yes, any problems with it?
2.)Any recommendations at all on it?
3.)Should I just go with a SATA 3 pure SSD drive vs this one and stick with a 120-180 gb?
For reference, my build will most likely be (come april 29th-ish):
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760w
HAF 912 Case - 3 addt'l fans to it (lots of airflow)
(Above is already purchased)
[Core i5 3570k - ivy bridge]
[Mobo - dependent HEAVILY on this drive or other]
[Gfx - Radeon 7850 (most likely unless kepler blows our minds)]
[Storage: Depends on this]
[Ram: what's on sale at the time probably 2133 Mhz or close to it]
Use: Gaming/browsing/anything I can think of
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
( I enjoy maxed graphics, so I figure 7850 should push me to it for the moment, considering the resolution )
I'd go with a dedicated SSD and a seperate 1 TB drive. The caching works, but it will not compare performance wise to the dedicated SSD. By having them seperate you'll get better performance on the stuff on the SSD, an extra 128GB of storage overall, be able to image your boot volume for backup to independent storage and be able to manage what data is fast/slow yourself.