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Can I use an SSD as Boot and Cache drive

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February 10, 2013 5:50:37 PM

I'm on my first build. This is what I've got:

ASUS Sabertooth X79 MB, Intel Core i7 3820 CPU, Corsair AX750 PSU, Corsair 32GB Vengeance 1600 C9 Memory, Corasir H80i cooler, BitFenix Venom Case with added fans, MSI R7870 HAWK GPU, WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 SATA III HDD, Samsung 840 256GB SSD.

My question is, can I partition my SSD to as both the Boot/OS drive and as SSD Cache using ASUS SSD on board caching?

Or should I just pick up another smaller SSD to use as HDD Caching?

Any help would be appreciated.

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February 10, 2013 6:55:36 PM

The ssd should be big enough to hold the os and all your main programs. What's the caching for? Beside that most of the ram will be used for caching by windows as long as you don't use Photoshop or alike.
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February 10, 2013 7:03:11 PM

I have pretty much the same system setup as you do, the samsung SSD is perfect size to run ALL programs. Do you have the 840 or the 840 pro?
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February 11, 2013 10:32:08 PM

840 Pro. It won't run all my programs, as I do a lot with 3 dimensional modelling programs that gobble a lot of space in a drive.
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February 11, 2013 10:33:51 PM

noidea_77 said:
The ssd should be big enough to hold the os and all your main programs. What's the caching for? Beside that most of the ram will be used for caching by windows as long as you don't use Photoshop or alike.


Actually, now that I've looked at your "ram" comment, it makes more sense to do ram caching with what I have already. THNX
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