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Well, this is certainly interesting:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post20367068

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- Exclusive: Intel 311 "Larsen Creek" pair Z68 with 20GB mini-SSD
- Intel to launch SSD 311 Series together with Z68 Express

This is a 20GB SSD, $49-$59, to be used with a HDD under Intel Smart Response Technology of Z68 (so-called SSD caching), a part of Intel Rapid Storage Technology. More on this technology:

- Intel SSD Caching Feature for Z68 Chipset Explored

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Intel Smart Response Technology basically allows you to use a SSD as a cache between the hard drive and memory. It provides a SSD-like system performance while having maximum storage capacity from the hard drives (single or RAID). Intel Smart Response Technology is implemented as a single drive letter solution so no additional drive letter is needed for the SSD.
Looks like a nice option for people who can't afford or are unwilling to pay for larger SSD's. Sure, you can fit OS plus a few apps on a 30~40GB SSD but this would eliminate the headache of figuring out which files go on the SSD and which should go on mechanical drive. Of course, you do pay a premium for a Z68 motherboard. Certainly interested in how this plays out since if it works as intended, I'd be able to easily include low capacity, inexpensive SSD's in every build (assuming it's possible to find Z68 motherboards for under $100).
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial m4 256 mSATA Samsung 840 500GB Intel BXHTS1155LP Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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