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So this new chipset is suppose store your most frequently accessed files/programs from your HDD on to your SSD right?

Does anyone have one of the new mobos and can clarify how this works in real life situations? Can you assign how much of the SSD you want to cache? Is there a minimum space that you must cache?

Till now this to me seems like the biggest gimmick, don't most people who have SSD keep their frequently accessed files and software on it anyway?

In theory the only useful purpose I can see for this feature is if you had a small SSD (say 60GB) and needed to use a multitude of different programs on weekly or monthly cycles, so instead of installing and uninstalling them from your SSD, you install all of the programs on your HDD and the intelligent caching will know which programs you've started using on a regular basis and cache them to the SSD. However I'd imagine that most people who require such a features would have large enough SSDs to handle their work in the first place.

The on board graphics acceleration is a nice touch though, but I wonder how much difference it will actually make in real life scenarios.

So, opinions?
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Honestly I love the idea. I own 2 SSDs right now, because I first bought a 30GB and then when I upgraded from Adobe CS3 to Adobe CS5 (which cannot be installed to anywhere other than C drive), I no longer had enough space and performance became horrible (15 second lockups from right clicking on desktop.... yeah anyone who tries to tell me reaching full capacity on an older SSD doesn't slow it down is full of ****)) so I had to move up to a new 80GB.

So.. now the 30GB is just sitting there being pretty much worthless. I've moved my pagefile to it, and it runs minecraft (lol dont laugh it really helps when you are moving quickly in unexplored areas). If I could dedicate that 30GB to cashing frequently used programs that are not installed to my 80GB, that would be wonderful.

It just needs a way of detecting which files do not need to be cashed (either because they are already on a SSD or because they are so large that it doesn't make any real difference)
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