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I have been reading a few people suggest the z68 chipset boards cause it has ssd caching. What does that really do and do you have to have a z68 chipset board if you have an ssd cause I orderd a p67 board with a crucial ssd and if I messed up I would like to fix my problem lol.
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Here is a good article that will clear up your confusion.

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What does Smart Response Technology do? It takes a page from enterprise storage architecture and lets you use a small SSD as a full read/write cache for a hard drive or RAID array.
Basically this image will sum it up:
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It uses an ssd and a hardrive together with the ssd as the cache for the harddrive. Basically it makes the hardrive much faster for programs that is used a lot. If you are going to use a ssd for your boot drive then you don't need this feature.
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post #4 of 6
Tt puts all the files you use the most on the ssd so they load faster.

If you have one only SSD I would install the OS on it, if to then then use a second to cache for a HDD.
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post #5 of 6
Gigabyte actually has a 20Gb SSD on the mobo with their Z68 chipset for caching.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128505
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks everybody that's exactly what I needed to know. Yeah I just have the one ssd so that will be my os drive and all programs will be going on my hdd. I sure am glad I found this site. So much info and so very many helpful people it's awesome.
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