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Separate SSD for advanced user. SRT for novice user.

This statement is far too sweeping. I definitely think SRT has its place where an SSD on its own is not appropriate. I use a 512GB Crucial M4 as my boot / OS / program drive and a RAID 10 array where I store my \Users hierarchy.

All my photos and important data and the like are stored on the RAID array. I would not consider putting them on an SSD as I want the size and the redundancy offered by the RAID 10 array. I frequently edit a photo several times in Lightroom before finally publishing it and I'd like to have my RAID array perform as fast as possible so that photo load times are minimized. An SSD cache does a fabulous job of this. Once I've accessed the photo once or twice, it's in the cache.

So I have a separate 60GB OCZ Vertex 3 that I use to cache the RAID array. The cheap cost of the 60GB SSD justifies almost any amount of performance improvement on my RAID array. I would not use an SSD alone for this data, so the choice between SRT or SSD is irrelevant here. It's either vanilla RAID or SRT enhanced RAID. IF you don't care about the cost of the cache, then the SRT-enhanced RAID is a no-brainer.
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This statement is far too sweeping. I definitely think SRT has its place where an SSD on its own is not appropriate. I use a 512GB Crucial M4 as my boot / OS / program drive and a RAID 10 array where I store my \\Users hierarchy.

All my photos and important data and the like are stored on the RAID array. I would not consider putting them on an SSD as I want the size and the redundancy offered by the RAID 10 array. I frequently edit a photo several times in Lightroom before finally publishing it and I'd like to have my RAID array perform as fast as possible so that photo load times are minimized. An SSD cache does a fabulous job of this. Once I've accessed the photo once or twice, it's in the cache.

So I have a separate 60GB OCZ Vertex 3 that I use to cache the RAID array. The cheap cost of the 60GB SSD justifies almost any amount of performance improvement on my RAID array. I would not use an SSD alone for this data, so the choice between SRT or SSD is irrelevant here. It's either vanilla RAID or SRT enhanced RAID. IF you don't care about the cost of the cache, then the SRT-enhanced RAID is a no-brainer.

but for me who just wants to speed up his computer without wasting space on SSD, which idea would be better suited?
im just thinking of simply installing softwares on it, then files on HDD
what is the point and benefit of doing whats in this article:
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-...secondary.html

further down it seems some people suffer issues like files being in different partitions and so on, i dont want to bother with all that since i just wont have the time, like i said i dont want to waste much time
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I have just ordered a 64GB M4 but i dont know how i should go about installing it
i dont know whether i should go SSD alone or go SRT. im tempted towards SRT as im lazy and cannot be bothered messing about to optimize the SSD using the guide on the forum.
Most likely i'll go SRT but which SRT? there's two to types maximized and performance i think; performance is when the cached data isnt backed up so if a power cut happens, files get deleted and this is my worry since i am college especially. If i use performance and have work on it, will it get saved to the cache or the HDD itself so if cached data is lost, my work wont be?

what do you guys think?
You have no choice but to go with SRT. A 64 Gb SSD is way too small.
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you should take a look at this has some very good links to help you http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1141584...-stickies.html
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Thanks for the links guys and help
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