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June 1, 2012 9:04:37 PM

Just a quick question thats been on my mind...

Does the MSI Z77A-GD65 support SRT? that feature that lets your use a SSD as a cache?

Is it chipset specific or depends on the board?


If the MSI Z77A-GD65 does have SRT my next question would be..

Ive found the Mobo + i5 2500k at 340 Euros for i plan on using that as my base components..

Recommended SSD and RAM?

Thanks for Reading.

Serathian.

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a c 435 V Motherboard
June 1, 2012 9:38:06 PM

My ocz agility 3 60 gb works fine; some of the other models have not. Patriot is also ok, and honors their warranty (I sent in two defective units, but that model has been discontinued; they sent me a newer model that works fine). I use gskill and patriot ram; both work fine. Get a 1.5v version either 1333 or 1600. Can't answer your question about ssd cache; I usually clone mine as my files are small. After installing windows, you can connect your old drive and windows will configure it as a secondary drive. Use only one drive when doing a fresh install of windows, then add the other drives while windows is running. You can't have more than one primary drive connected at a time.
a c 125 V Motherboard
June 1, 2012 9:47:08 PM

Yes. SRT is supported. If you look at the driver section of the boards website, you see the driver for it.
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June 2, 2012 10:07:12 AM

Thanks for the answers o1die and abekl.

So it would be worth my while just using the SSD as a OS drive rather then a cache?
a c 435 V Motherboard
June 2, 2012 10:26:40 AM

Yes. After cloning, I have a backup drive in case the ssd fails. If it fails, simply disconnect it and your old backup drive will still work as a boot device.
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