Right now I'm running under a small Hard Drive and with the hype of SSD I want to switch over for the performance factor. However I want to retain my large storage, so Instead of a large SSD, I want to have my OS on a SSD but have a Terabyte HDD to keep everything on. I know this is possible and I'd be damned if Windows didn't support it.
If it is possible, what would I need to do to ensure it will work and avoid any screw-ups? Also, would this be conistered a RAID drive since it is two different drives?
SRT (requires a Z68 or newer MB). You can use upto 64 gig SSD as a cache for the 1 TB HDD. Overall it will improve performance by 2 X to 4 X compared to just the HDD.
It will give you "Almost" SSD performance on boot time. Other performance will veray as to how repeditive you are. If you load a given file alot it will be in the cashe and speed up - if not the speed is a sight bit slower than normal HDD (reason is windows will first take time to check the cach, then if not there must go to the HDD). Personnally I'm not a Lover of it.
SSD as a Standalone OS +Program drive.
While 60/64 gig SSD are listed as the Min, I highly recommend no smaller than a 80 gig (Most recommended size is the 120/128 gig sis). I'm begining to see more users that are running into a problem with the 60 gig drive. Typical instalation of windows and commonly used programs will eat up around 30 to 35 gigs. This then leaves a fair amount of space to load some games. PS. The only thing speed up is loading files, The programs do NOT run any faster (Either way)