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Originally Posted by 428cobra View Post
so this will act something like superfetch??
Yes... it is just a form of caching.

SuperFetch (RAM caching), ReadyBoost (Hybrid Drive caching).
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What's all this hype about the SSD caching? How does it work?
It´s a Hybrid Raid SSD/HDD Comes with the new RST 10.6 Software Frequently accessed Chunks of the Filesystem are stored on the SSD rest on the HDD it´s just an addition to Software Raid/Turbocache etc. from Intel.
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Ahh, thanks for the clarification Duckie.

So it's essentially hardware-based Superfetch. Still, it's pretty neat.
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Not a boot drive... a SSD cache drive.


Personally, I would rather have Gigabyte just provide a mSATA slot so end-users can populate it themselves.
I agree.
post #16 of 45
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Ahh, thanks for the clarification Duckie.

So it's essentially hardware-based Superfetch. Still, it's pretty neat.
Not quite. All cache is just blanket term of storing some data on faster storage and closer to usablity. Cache can be done at different levels and to different mediums.

L1 Cache is hardware-controlled cache for the registers.

L2 Cache is hardware-controlled cache for the L1 Cache.

L3 Cache is hardware-controlled cache for the L2 Cache.

RAM is a hardware-controlled cache for the CPU.

SuperFetch is an OS-controlled cache to RAM.

ReadyBoost is an OS-controlled cache to NAND on hybrid drives. These are HDDs with a SSD onboard (only 1 by Samsung existed).

Seagate Momentus XT is another type of hybrid drive but run its cache stategy onboard so the OS is not even aware. This is a hardware-controlled cache to NAND.

Intel Smart Response Technology is a driver-controlled cache to NAND.

Adaptec Hybrid RAID is another driver-controlled cache to NAND.
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post #18 of 45
so it's going to cost more...hmm
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Looks quite cool as a sort of half way house between a mechanical and having an SSD drive, if I'm understanding it's function correctly.

I wonder how this'll work if you want to also get an SSD boot drive further down the line? Surely you'll end up having the same stuff on the integrated SSD as well as your dedicated SSD drive with similar access times, which is then wasting one of the two.. which probably isn't ideal.
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Yeah we knew this when that motherboard was reviewed here.It will be an interesting feature.
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