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I finally set up my 60GB SSD as a cache drive and I have to say its FRICKEN AWESOME!

It's like I turned my 500GB drive into a 500GB SSD!

Now not only are my OS and browser faster, but my 300+ GB of games as well! I feel like this is exactly how SSD's should be used.
    
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No I havn't tried it. Thank you for sharing your experiences with the technology so far. I ventured into the SSD category because I'm about to put one in my first custom build (see sig below) and I'm looking at all my options. I hope others who have used ISR chime in as well.
     
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Can you explain how you set this up? I had my ssd attached during windows install on 500GB and it wouldn't let me, my 500gb is now 75....
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Isnt this gona cause a lot of writes to your ssd though?
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Isnt this gona cause a lot of writes to your ssd though?
RST uses smart cache and only caches the exes rather than the OS and such.. It's almost like hard drive ram
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RST uses smart cache and only caches the exes rather than the OS and such.. It's almost like hard drive ram
the answer you want to give is yes, using it as a cache will do quite allot of writes, it also loads certain windows items into it to make windows feel more responsive, personally i would just use the ssd as a boot drive as it dosent speed up write times
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http://techgage.com/article/intels_s...ching_tested/1


There are lots of reviews out about it.

What I love is that I get ssd speed when launching/playing games. Sure if you havent used the program in a long time that the initial launch speed is the same as a normal hard drive, but when you launch it again you get ssd speeds.

This is what SSD's were meant for!
    
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ESP thanks for link I'll rep you when I get on my Pc , very helpful thanks !!!
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I've been using it and I love it!
     
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I really like it. I switched from a 40gb boot drive ssd which is really too small, to just making that drive RST. I didn't notice too much of a speed drop when starting apps and stuff, just a couple things are noticeably slower, but nothing important, and the usability of having everything on one big C: drive makes it worth it.
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