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Ssd /ssd/hdd setup

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August 11, 2013 8:13:56 PM

I have a ssd /hdd setup. 120 gb ssd and a 500gb hdd. My os loads from the ssd and my game library is on the hdd. Is there a way to get a second ssd and use it as a cache for the hdd

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a c 323 G Storage
August 12, 2013 8:51:04 AM

Yes, if your motherboard chipset supports IRST.
August 12, 2013 10:01:05 AM

Oh sorry guess I should have given all my specs. Mobo is asus p8z77-v lk, cpu i5 3570k. My ssd has 91.7 GB free. Should I use it as a cache drive as well or would that significantly affect the speed. If so what's the optimum size to use as cache. Btw my ssd is Samsung 84 pro 120 gb.
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a c 323 G Storage
August 12, 2013 10:28:22 AM

Okay, so you are good to use IRST.

I would not use your OS drive in an IRST cache setup -- that would adversely impact its performance. The optimal size drive for using to cache would be a 60GB or 64GB drive, as that is how much IRST will support.
August 12, 2013 12:17:46 PM

Thanks for that
August 12, 2013 6:15:17 PM

One more thing, how big of an improvement does the cache make. Benchmarks would be great.
a c 323 G Storage
August 12, 2013 8:13:46 PM

It makes a pretty big difference, but I don't have links to any of the benchmark articles that I've seen.