SSD/HDD Caching

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Silvermaine, May 19, 2015.

  1. Silvermaine

    Silvermaine MDL Novice

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    I have an 32gb SSD and I was told that I can use it for caching my HDD for faster performance.

    I want to know if it's possible using my processor:
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    Thanks!
     
  2. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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  3. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    I think that was a feature on Z68 & Z77 chipset motherboards using Intel Smart Response Technology.
    You'd turn on raid in the bios, install to HDD, plug in SSD, use Intel Rapid Storage utility to set SSD as cache (I think, been ages).

    With SSD's being so cheap I wouldn't even bother. Perhaps chuck it into an external enclosure instead...
     
  4. nominal

    nominal MDL Novice

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    Install this program --> PrimoCache
     
  5. wladw

    wladw MDL Junior Member

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    PrimoCache works also with mechanical drives?
     
  6. waree

    waree MDL Novice

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    Maybe this would help, looks like it depends on chipset. I can't post links so use google to find a pdf on intel website named

    "rapid_start_technology_user_guide_for_uefi1.pdf"
     
  7. wladw

    wladw MDL Junior Member

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    @ waree

    Thank you very much sir!