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taking a small ssd and using it to accelerate a large slow hard drive
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Watched the video, fairly interesting. I like that this doesn't require intel RST.'

you really should add more to your post though.
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Kudo's to NCIX that was very well explained.

Its also comforting to know that i can simply plug in the synapse SSD without having to re-format.

EDIT: a little on the pricey side but i guess the extra NAND is where that comes from.
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Kudo's to NCIX that was very well explained.
Its also comforting to know that i can simply plug in the synapse SSD without having to re-format.

this is basically using that 3rd party software, it works with any SSD. i wish you can buy the software independently and give some use for my couple of spare SSDs
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Can it work with spare RAM? I often have ~4GB not being used, and I'm sure if, say, Skyrim stored unused data files there, loading times would be non-existent. Why games don't cache as much as possible is beyond me. RAM should NEVER be free, IMO.
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Can it work with spare RAM? I often have ~4GB not being used, and I'm sure if, say, Skyrim stored unused data files there, loading times would be non-existent. Why games don't cache as much as possible is beyond me. RAM should NEVER be free, IMO.

So true...
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Can it work with spare RAM? I often have ~4GB not being used, and I'm sure if, say, Skyrim stored unused data files there, loading times would be non-existent. Why games don't cache as much as possible is beyond me. RAM should NEVER be free, IMO.

Well, you want some to be free, otherwise you'll end up with swapping and more disk utilization as it is forced to unload info from RAM and onto the HDD.

When a program requests RAM, it must give up that allocation before it can be given to another program. If programs used all available RAM, things like the OS and background programs would be constantly reading and writing the disk drive.
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I'm personally waiting for the Corsair Accelerator SSD Cache drive. It does the exact same thing as OCZ's Synapse, but it seems much more affordable. I heard the 60g version wasn't going to be that expensive.
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Well, you want some to be free, otherwise you'll end up with swapping and more disk utilization as it is forced to unload info from RAM and onto the HDD.
When a program requests RAM, it must give up that allocation before it can be given to another program. If programs used all available RAM, things like the OS and background programs would be constantly reading and writing the disk drive.

I realize that, but I'm sure you could mark some bytes as 'Cached data that can be deleted if need be'. So, essentially, free space with non-essential data stored on it. Some program should be able intercept calls to the hard drive and point them to an exact copy in the RAM, if it so exists. Also said program would be able to keep tabs on whether the non-essential data has been deleted from RAM, and reroute calls to RAM cache back to the hard disk copy.
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I was wondering what the deal was behind these drives when I was browsing newegg the other day. This using SSD for caching idea is new to me. Anyone got a link to a tutorial or something that explains more in depth with caching using SSD with the intel RST?
Edited by computerparts - 1/26/12 at 5:21pm
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