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Last response: in Storage
August 3, 2012 7:01:03 PM


I have been wondering about ssd caching.

Right now I have both a 120 gb Vertex 3 ssd that holds my OS and some programs but it is pretty full and a 1Tb Caviar black that holds the rest of my programs and my data.

I was considering adding a second SSD to my HDD to do some caching and improve the load times. I was thinking about the Crucial Adrenaline but I heard it only works on OS drives which my HDD is not. Are there any better options and how should I proceed.

Thank you.

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a b G Storage
August 3, 2012 7:21:51 PM

you can use any ssd or hdd for cache. In reality if the computer has more than say 8 gigs of ram you dont really even need virtual memory. You could set it to 512 or 1gb and the computer should run fine.

Another easy way to free up some space on the ssd is to disable hybernation. Chances are the computer boots so fast that hybernation only saves a second or 2. If that is the case by disabling it you can free up about the same amount of disk space as ram. So if you have 8gbs of ram chances are your hybrfil.sys will be 8gb.