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SATA III SSD RAID 0 with mSATA SSD Cache question

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Hey everybody,


I'm building out a system with two Agility 3 120GB SSD drives in RAID 0. I've been looking at adding a mSATA SSD Cache with this build and I was wondering if having the cache drive is pointless or if I will get improvements of performance with the 32 GB Cache SSD on top of the RAID 0 array. Anybody have any benchmarks and/or reviews on pros and cons of that particular design?


This is the motherboard I have:

Gigabyte - GA-Z77X-UP4 TH
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4280#ov


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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171667
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are you saying you want a ssd to cache for another ssd?

if you are then no there is no point in doing this.
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An SSD caching for RAIDed SSDs will not provide any benefits. Maybe doing a RAMDisk for caching will do something but then you are heading into speeds where a normal human couldn't tell the differences in time.
post #4 of 4
caching a HDD with the mSATA SSD or the SSD RAID 0 array? If the RAID 0 array it is completely pointless to do so.
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