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Hi, I'm new and been browsing the forum but couldn't find an answer.

My question is, is it possible that I have a SSD drive as my boot drive and for my most used games/programs and then make a 2nd ssd to go with Intel's srt to work as storage but also have the advantage of ssd for all my other less frequent used programs.

If I use intel srt as boot drive, I should be able to use a secondary ssd for my most used games/programs without a problem right? Disadvantage is I'll get a bit slower boot.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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SSD for the OS and another SSD + HDD for SRT is possible. I am dong it right now.
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also can confirm it as possible as I ran 128GB M4 SSD (OS / apps / some games) + 64GB M4 SSD caching a 1TB Samsung F3 (mostly just Steam) when I was running a 2600K on Z68. I also had a 3 x 1.5TB RAID-0 array for capturing video to, all worked out very well.

IIRC you need to enable RAID mode for the Intel SATA regardless of whether you run RAID-0/1/5 for any HDDs

This all works pretty easily, just install windows whatever to your primary SSD. When you have the Intel IRST software/driver installed you can then configure RAID options which includes cache acceleration if there are available SSDs present

The real trick is trying to use a single SSD and then partitioning it and using one partition for OS and another as cache acceleration. It is possible but kind of tricky to setup, and not necessarily recommended.
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The real trick is trying to use a single SSD and then partitioning it and using one partition for OS and another as cache acceleration. It is possible but kind of tricky to setup, and not necessarily recommended.

I tried before, how do you do that? I just ended up losing all the partitions on the SSD.
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I tried before, how do you do that? I just ended up losing all the partitions on the SSD.

I actually don't know off the top of my head, I just remember seeing a pretty big thread about it over at Anandtech started by some guy who figured it out

think this was the one: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2172381
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SSD for the OS and another SSD + HDD for SRT is possible. I am dong it right now.

Do you have the how to guide? I recently purchase a Samsung 830 120GB SSD and would like to add it to my current setup SRT SSD/HDD setup.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

SSD for the OS and another SSD + HDD for SRT is possible. I am dong it right now.

Do you have the how to guide? I recently purchase a Samsung 830 120GB SSD and would like to add it to my current setup SRT SSD/HDD setup.
Yea, there is a guide in the stickies at the top of this SSD forum: http://www.overclock.net/t/1227655/how-to-set-up-intel-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching

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