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I just saw a OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive for $55 after rebate. I would use this for disk caching. I was previously told to wait and get a larger SSD, but will this provide me with $55 of more speed for disk caching?

Basically, would this drive be a good buy for $55 for Intel Smart Response, or should I skip it (or wait for a different SSD).?
post #2 of 13
do it, its cheap. lol, and yes the caching will improve speeds.
post #3 of 13
check out these speeds with my 2 OCZ agility 3's in RAID 0 with caching.

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Edited by K62-RIG - 4/2/12 at 9:30pm
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Ya, Neweggs eggshocker deal. Looks like a good part to add to my machine...
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sorry cy4n1d3, pic didn't post. Just updated my comment.
post #6 of 13
Why caching? A 60Gb ssd is more than sufficient to be a stand alone boot drive. I have windows 7 x64 with every single updates installed, plus lots of applications. It only took 22gb of space
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I am also looking at buying SSD's and an HDD. 180GB for OS/Games a 1T HDD for storage and a 60GB for caching. Am I on the right track or would the 2nd SSD be over kill? I plan on getting a Z77 Mobo that helps with SSD caching or so it says in so many words.
 
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I am also looking at buying SSD's and an HDD. 180GB for OS/Games a 1T HDD for storage and a 60GB for caching. Am I on the right track or would the 2nd SSD be over kill? I plan on getting a Z77 Mobo that helps with SSD caching or so it says in so many words.

what's the purpose of another ssd for caching if your OS is already installed on an ssd? you can't even do that.
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I am also looking at buying SSD's and an HDD. 180GB for OS/Games a 1T HDD for storage and a 60GB for caching. Am I on the right track or would the 2nd SSD be over kill? I plan on getting a Z77 Mobo that helps with SSD caching or so it says in so many words.

what's the purpose of another ssd for caching if your OS is already installed on an ssd? you can't even do that.

Actually, he can use the 60GB SSD as a cache for the HDD. Though I don't think it would be worth it.
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Actually, he can use the 60GB SSD as a cache for the HDD. Though I don't think it would be worth it.

Thanks, I always wondered this. And thank you for your article. In it you made mention of being for the Force Pro, but made no mention of the Force GT. And also to stay away from Sandforce controllers? Anyways. Would it be better to look at the Pro vs the GT not looking at $$$.

and maybe I should be on a different thread not taking up this guys thread. Sorry.
 
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