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Traditionnal SSD + HDD setup VS Asus SSD Caching ?

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Hey guys

(First Post woot!)

Recently, I bought the Asus P9X79 Pro and I'm struggling to decide between activate the SSD Caching feature that comes with the board. Its a new feature from Asus that "Use the SSD, as an Intelligent Cache".

It looks all great but what about the real the real numbers ? I know that the boot time and shutdown time are greatly reduce compare to the traditionnal HDD. It dosen't really affect me since I rarely shutdown my PC.

Does this apply on all the HDD ? Does my games will load faster?

Right now I have a traditionnal SDD + HDD setup where I install my OS and very few games on my SSD and everything else is on my HDD.

I have a 120GB SSD from OCZ (OCZ Solid 3).

ALSO :

In a case where I have 2 WD Caviar Black HDD, would it be possible to setup a Raid-0 of those HDDs and apply a SSD Caching ? (Performances would be technicaly awsome)

Thanks guys !
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I have never used the caching but I think that installing your most used stuff on the SSD yourself is going to be more efficient than having the firmware trying to guess at what you need and having it move stuff back and forth on and off your SSD when it changes what is being cached.

With 120G SSD, you should be able to put everything you use regularly on there.

Just my .02 for what it's worth.
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I haven't found a need for more than 120GB yet. SSD caching is meant as a cheap alternative to a full sized SSD - 20-30GB SSD + 1TB HDD. Not 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD.
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Well, I was more expecting to avoid all the Micro Management that comes with an SSD + HDD setup. (Os on one and games on the other)...

SSD caching seems to be good compromise for great speed (not as much as SSD but still) on a huge storage.

Also, as asked in my post, the Raid-0 + SSD Caching could be really fast (if it work) and get a really huge amount of storage...
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