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October 16, 2012 2:41:36 AM

Hi guys,
Will it work if I have an OCZ Vertex 4 as a boot drive, and an Intel 520 60 GB as a SSD Cache? If so, how do I set this up?
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October 19, 2012 9:22:50 AM

I am definitely no expert but I've been reading up on it...
1) Vertex 4's main benefit is in its write speed using that as a read (OS) drive is probably a waste of its performance
2) You can have a SSD as a boot and you can use the other to cache ONE other mechanical HD or HD array (using a SSD to cache another SSD is pointless)

There is a good article dealing mostly with the cache software here:
http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/133637-cache-of-the-t...
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October 19, 2012 4:30:26 PM

There is no benefit to useing a small SSD as a cache drive for a larger SSD since they both operate at a fast speed . The SSD caching setup is for a small SSD to be used as a cache for a larger conventional platter drive.
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October 20, 2012 12:43:51 AM

inzone said:
There is no benefit to useing a small SSD as a cache drive for a larger SSD since they both operate at a fast speed . The SSD caching setup is for a small SSD to be used as a cache for a larger conventional platter drive.

Woops, forgot to add that I'm using a Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB

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a c 119 G Storage
October 20, 2012 1:30:42 AM
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The whole purpose of a SSD cache drive is if you have a lot of large files that you are accessing and moving large amounts of data between the primary and secondary hard drive then the cachs makes sense but for everyday use there really isn't much benefit to using a SSD cache drive for a secondary hard drive.
Do you already have these SSD drives or are you thinking of buying them? What size is the OCZ drive?
October 22, 2012 12:47:12 AM

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October 22, 2012 12:47:16 AM

inzone said:
The whole purpose of a SSD cache drive is if you have a lot of large files that you are accessing and moving large amounts of data between the primary and secondary hard drive then the cachs makes sense but for everyday use there really isn't much benefit to using a SSD cache drive for a secondary hard drive.
Do you already have these SSD drives or are you thinking of buying them? What size is the OCZ drive?

I just realized that I won't have the budget for a cache drive! Thanks anyways!
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