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Is it possible to partition the SSD so I can install the OS on it and then dedicate the other partition to caching?
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Yes you can.
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Yup. You can devote up to 64GB for rapid response and the rest will be assigned a drive letter.
     
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Thanks, do you guys think SSD caching is worth using?
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I do....it's great. The first time you launch a program....the ssd caches it. It's like I have a 2 tb ssd for $150.
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post #6 of 11
Didn't see this thread before starting my own :S

I've been wondering the same thing, if sacrificing a bit of ssd space for caching is worth it. I have a 200gb steam install, so caching whichever game I'm currently playing sounds awesome.

I wonder though how often one would end up overwriting the cache, if you have a large storage drive you could be reading a lot of data off it, often.
post #7 of 11
Can you determine which drive(s)/partition(s) are cached, or is it global caching of all disks in the system?

I wouldn't want to cache my data storage drives, but just caching a drive that held larger games & apps etc would be beneficial. 60GB SSD & short-stroked 1TB F3, with half the SSD used for OS and the other half used to caching could be a great combo for a very reasonable price (depending on how good the caching algorithms are).
post #8 of 11
From what I've seen, and don't quote me on this as I haven't set it up myself yet, you can choose which physical drives to cache, not sure about partitions.

As you say, it would be pointless to be wasting cache on say, movies, series, mp3s etc.

Also, your signature quote is hilarious.
post #9 of 11
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I found out what I described in the opening post seems to be impossible. You need to install Windows on the HDD and then sync the HDD and SSD with Rapid Share to set up the cache. So I can't partition and install Windows to one and cache the rest. But you can install programs directly to the spare SSD space.
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post #10 of 11
Why in the world would you use the SSD you have your OS installed on as a cache for itself?!

Totally backwards, there is no reason to do this you will not see any performance benefit. The whole idea is to use a small SSD with a larger mechanical drive and cache the mechanical.

Don't do it.

EDIT: Perhaps you are talking about caching the raid 0 you have? Then it might be worth it but it seems you have found that you cannot setup caching the way you described.
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