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i just purchased a new mobo(msi mpower z77) i the past i used 64 gig ssd to cache my hdd. is it possible to use an ssd for os and other hdd with ssd cache?sorry if it sounds confusing. i will be sticking with win7 for awhile.
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You mean what I am doing now?

SSD for OS and a secondary HDD w/ another SSD as its cache?
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You mean what I am doing now?
SSD for OS and a secondary HDD w/ another SSD as its cache?

is this how your set up to sean?before when i had it setup with just one hdd and an ssd for cache, i had to run it on the 3gb/s ports. so im guessing i would set my os drive up on 6gb/s port and hdd/ssd cache on 3 gb/s ports? or is there something on the z77 i dont know about?
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Yes. You'd set it up like you would normally, just install the OS to the SSD and not the HDD+SSD. Intel SRT works like RAID, the OS just sees a drive, it doesn't know how many drives it actually is.

I recently went disk-less. Worth it. Moved everything that isn't a game onto the file server. Vrrooom.
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Yup its possible, i believe its also its in seans guide sections. tongue.gif
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You mean what I am doing now?
SSD for OS and a secondary HDD w/ another SSD as its cache?

is this how your set up to sean?
Yea. I have my 128GB Plextor M3 as my OS and 2 500 GB Seagate 7200.12's in RAID 0 + a 64GB Crucial M4 as a cache for the RAID 0 array.

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before when i had it setup with just one hdd and an ssd for cache, i had to run it on the 3gb/s ports. so im guessing i would set my os drive up on 6gb/s port and hdd/ssd cache on 3 gb/s ports? or is there something on the z77 i dont know about?
idk why you had to do it that way before. With my Z68 mobo I have:
  1. Plextor in the SATA 6GB/s port
  2. Crucial M4 in the SATA 6GB/s port
  3. Seagates in the SATA 3GB/s ports
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Yea. I have my 128GB Plextor M3 as my OS and 2 500 GB Seagate 7200.12's in RAID 0 + a 64GB Crucial M4 as a cache for the RAID 0 array.
idk why you had to do it that way before. With my Z68 mobo I have:
  1. Plextor in the SATA 6GB/s port
  2. Crucial M4 in the SATA 6GB/s port
  3. Seagates in the SATA 3GB/s ports

i understand what your saying here. but a little confused how the 64 gig ssd is on a 6 gb/s port and the seagate is on a 3 gb/s port and its working as a cache? i thought they would have to be on the same 3 or 6 gb/s port? i'm not questioning you, im just trying to take all this info in.
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Yea. I have my 128GB Plextor M3 as my OS and 2 500 GB Seagate 7200.12's in RAID 0 + a 64GB Crucial M4 as a cache for the RAID 0 array.
idk why you had to do it that way before. With my Z68 mobo I have:
  1. Plextor in the SATA 6GB/s port
  2. Crucial M4 in the SATA 6GB/s port
  3. Seagates in the SATA 3GB/s ports

i understand what your saying here. but a little confused how the 64 gig ssd is on a 6 gb/s port and the seagate is on a 3 gb/s port and its working as a cache? i thought they would have to be on the same 3 or 6 gb/s port? i'm not questioning you, im just trying to take all this info in.
Doesn't matter both the SATA 6Gb/s ports and the 3Gb/s ports are manged under the native Intel controller. As long as your drives are on the Intel controller you are set.
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Doesn't matter both the SATA 6Gb/s ports and the 3Gb/s ports are manged under the native Intel controller. As long as your drives are on the Intel controller you are set.

thx alot for the help. i did not know you could do that with the sata ports. i thought using the ssd as cache, it would have to be on the same 3/6 gb/s ports.
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