You wanna go mr toyz?
Originally Posted by toyz72
if you want to use srt your best bet is to get yourself a good 2tb hdd. theres benifits to srt, but down sides to.
not as fast as an ssd can be
Also, data loss.
Maximized mode offers the greatest performance benefit, however it also comes at the greatest risk. There's obviously the chance that you lose power before the SSD cache is able to commit writes to your hard drive. The bigger issue is that if something happens to your SSD cache, there's a chance you could lose data. To make matters worse, if your SSD cache dies and it was caching a bootable volume, your system will no longer boot. I suspect this situation is a bit overly cautious on Intel's part, but that's the functionality of the current version of Intel's 10.5 drivers.
Moving a drive with a maximized SSD cache enabled requires that you either move the SSD cache with it, or disable the SSD cache first. Again, Intel seems to be more cautious than necessary here.
To put eviction to the test, I ran through three games—Portal 2, Starcraft 2 and World of Warcraft—then I installed the entire Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection, ran five of its applications and tried running Starcraft 2 again. All of Starcraft 2's data had been evicted from the SSD cache resulting in HDD-like performance:
only have one drive to deal with
dont need different folders for everything like game's program's,ect.
Ehh,my way of storage works differently, all vital stuff is on my secondary HDD and my backup drive in case of a OS corruption/ drive failure or similar I can easily just reinstall without a concern for what was lost since all my important stuff is of the OS drive. Also making my own folder system keeps everything organized better in my system.
you dont have to worry about data loss due to ssd failure
Depends on which mode. Also, there are random things that can happen to cause it to fail and you lose both the SSD and HDD in the array.
it will luanch your most common used programs faster
straight SSD everything is faster, not just what the program tells the OS to cache.
if you use a 64 gig ssd, you dont have to deadicate the hole drive just to the hdd. you can give 30 gig to srt and the rest to what ever you want. i call it the poor mans ssd set up. speed and reliable
take that sean webster:D
How is that a poor mans SSD set up? It is just like having a 64GB boot drive with a HDD for the data...only with one you control what goes on the SSD and the other it is automated by a program that thinks for you.