Well, this is certainly interesting:
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).
- 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