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January 16, 2013 7:44:43 AM

i was reading about ssd caching, and it sound ok,
but how do i use it? is there some program need to be instaled for it?
also does asrock z75 support it? if not should i get asrock h77 instead?

thank you

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January 16, 2013 8:29:07 AM

if you can afford new motherboard, maybe just get a full fledge ssd? 128gb ssd is around $100, i believe the ssd cache is around $50?
March 16, 2013 9:51:10 AM

VeloSSD is software only solution for caching. Works for any pc/windows OS.
It builds a cache on a SSD to speed up Hdd boot and application speed.
The manufacturer is elitebytes.
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March 17, 2013 1:43:06 PM

Here is my standard answer about caching:

Intel's caching technology was designed years ago for buyers who could not justify or afford the cost of a larger capacity solid-state drive. According to Intel, the original idea was that for about $100.00 a user could purchase a small capacity ssd of about 10 to 20GB and use it as a cache to improve hard disk drive performance. The Operating system and programs were actually stored on a hard disk drive. The actual improvement could not compare to a stand alone ssd. Intel also looked at different capacities all the way up to 512GB and concluded 64GB was the point of diminishing return. It made more sense to use a 64GB ssd as a boot drive that also contained software programs. Intel was hoping that if business clients saw an increase in performance, then they would be induced to purchase larger capacity ssd's that promised an even greater boost in performance.

A lot has changed sinced then, especially prices. For $100.00 you can definitely purchase an ssd that is much larger than 20GB. Currently you can buy a 128GB SATA 3 6Gb/s solid state drive for less and have money left over. Might as well take full advantage of ssd performance.


if you are still interested in ssd caching here is a link to the instructions published by Intel:

http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/...

Here is a link to Intel support for SRT:

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/chpsts/...

Here is a link explaining SRT and how to set it up:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Intel-Smart-Resp...


I maintain the ssd database listed in the sticky at the very top of this ssd forum section. Here is the link to the database:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Scroll down to the brands and models you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.
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June 23, 2013 4:27:29 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
Here is my standard answer about caching:

Intel's caching technology was designed years ago for buyers who could not justify or afford the cost of a larger capacity solid-state drive. According to Intel, the original idea was that for about $100.00 a user could purchase a small capacity ssd of about 10 to 20GB and use it as a cache to improve hard disk drive performance. The Operating system and programs were actually stored on a hard disk drive. The actual improvement could not compare to a stand alone ssd. Intel also looked at different capacities all the way up to 512GB and concluded 64GB was the point of diminishing return. It made more sense to use a 64GB ssd as a boot drive that also contained software programs. Intel was hoping that if business clients saw an increase in performance, then they would be induced to purchase larger capacity ssd's that promised an even greater boost in performance.

A lot has changed sinced then, especially prices. For $100.00 you can definitely purchase an ssd that is much larger than 20GB. Currently you can buy a 128GB SATA 3 6Gb/s solid state drive for less and have money left over. Might as well take full advantage of ssd performance.


if you are still interested in ssd caching here is a link to the instructions published by Intel:

http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/...

Here is a link to Intel support for SRT:

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/chpsts/...

Here is a link explaining SRT and how to set it up:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Intel-Smart-Resp...


I maintain the ssd database listed in the sticky at the very top of this ssd forum section. Here is the link to the database:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Scroll down to the brands and models you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.

yes all motherboards should support it and yes you need a program... also sorry to steal this thread but i was planing on getting an SSD and HDD and putting my OS and programs on the SSD and using the rest of the space for caching on the HDD... is it just not worth it?
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