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Boot drive with ssd cache need help

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August 30, 2012 10:57:13 AM

HI, I need help and advice on what would work best for my system. I was going to use this as my main drive:
Adata SX900 2.5 inch 128GB SATA III Internal SSD :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007M7XRQ8/?tag=pcp0f-21
I need to put hyperspin project on my main drive so this isn't practical, the frontend is around 90GB.
So I was thinking of using a HDD with SSD cache using these 2:
Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive:
http://www.dabs.ie/products/seagate-1tb-barracuda-sata-...
And this for cache:
Corsair 60GB Accelerator Series SATA 3Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive (280MB/s Read 260MB/s Write):
http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-60gb-accelerator-se...
But i've seen another adata SSD:
Adata SX900 2.5 inch 64GB SATA III Internal SSD
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...
This is dearer, but has exactly what it says it has and has faster read/write. Do I need accelerator on the SSD?
My mobo is: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX.
And would I run into any problems if I used a separate SSD just for installing game's onto or would I lose speed for not putting them in the program files folders?

Cheers for any help.

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August 30, 2012 1:09:36 PM

id rather get a single 128gb SSD instead. caching only works on SSDs that are 64gb and under so using a 128gb is not possible.

go out and find a nice 30-60gb sata 2 ssd and setup intel SRT. sata 3 ssds in cache dont really help
August 30, 2012 2:26:55 PM

TheBigTroll said:
id rather get a single 128gb SSD instead. caching only works on SSDs that are 64gb and under so using a 128gb is not possible.

go out and find a nice 30-60gb sata 2 ssd and setup intel SRT. sata 3 ssds in cache dont really help


I didn't want to use the 128gb as cache. I had the 64gb sata II that I listed as cache with the 1tb to save on room as the 128gb would be nearly filled with the hyperspin front-end I mentioned. I wanted to know if it was feasible or not? My mobo has fast 5 on it which I think will speed it up again but I don't know if that's possible.
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August 30, 2012 3:04:56 PM

the fast 5 is a marketing thing. its just like any other caching solution

the cache will make your 1tb drive run faster and should be good for your usuage
August 30, 2012 3:17:32 PM

TheBigTroll said:
the fast 5 is a marketing thing. its just like any other caching solution

the cache will make your 1tb drive run faster and should be good for your usuage


from the SSD or fast 5? and if you have the time would you look at my other post
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/360929-13-1200-euro...
on page 2 and tell me any of the parts don't work well with each other or if there is better versions for same or lower price?

cheers
August 30, 2012 4:49:06 PM

its the fast 5.

just follow why_me's adivice and you should be good. im not to sure if uk stores deliver to ireland
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