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I just upgraded my SSD setup in my main machine to Raid0 Samsung 830s, and it leaves me with a left over 60Gb OCZ Vertex 3. I have plenty of space on my Raid array for OS/Apps/Games and even have over 100Gb left over, so I don't want to use it for apps or anything like that....

Any suggestions on a creative way I can put this drive to use??

Thanks in advance thumb.gif
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Use it as a decoration on the outside of your case.  :)

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maybe use intel SRT for SSD caching on your HDD.
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I've always wanted to build an HTPC with an SDD. If you have other parts laying around, you could try doing that. smile.gif There are some pretty good HTPC OSs that are free! biggrin.gif
 
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Sell it, put it in another rig, use it as a completely overkill pagefile, etc.
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maybe use intel SRT for SSD caching on your HDD.

This is what I did with my extra 80Gb Intel SSD. I have an HDD for my documents, pictures and music, and use SSD caching with the drive.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

Sell it, put it in another rig, use it as a completely overkill pagefile, etc.
What is the advantage of using it as a page file?
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post

This is what I did with my extra 80Gb Intel SSD. I have an HDD for my documents, pictures and music, and use SSD caching with the drive.
Idk how practical it would be.... I mean it'd be cool and all, but the only thing on the drive is the same you have. Would I notice a difference?
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Use it as a decoration on the outside of your case.  smile.gif
That's an interesting idea... Idk where I would put it but I might give it some thought. Any suggestions? Here is my case...
Edited by estabya - 2/19/13 at 10:04pm
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Quote:
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maybe use intel SRT for SSD caching on your HDD.
this
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Originally Posted by estabya View Post

What is the advantage of using it as a page file?

If you ever need more memory than you have physical RAM for, windows uses the pagefile as virtual ram.

It's pretty damned slow compared to real ram, even old DDR1 RAM. SSDs are a few orders of magnitude faster than using a HDD as a pagefile - still slower than real ram, but still.

Now, that's assuming you had the pagefile on a HDD to begin with. If it's on your SSD RAID, putting the pagefile on the extra SSD won't necessarily make it faster (although it will make it more consistent), but it can at least save you some precious space on the array.

Anyway, since you seem to have plenty of RAM and space on your SSD array (for now), it probably wouldn't be so practical for you. The wife's rig on the other hand... wink.gif
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Idk how practical it would be.... I mean it'd be cool and all, but the only thing on the drive is the same you have. Would I notice a difference?

If you have a couple hundred thousand pics and documents, and very very very frequently access a select few of them, yeah, maybe.

In other words, probably not.
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That's an interesting idea... Idk where I would put it but I might give it some thought. Any suggestions? Here is my case...

Seems pretty wasteful and.. well.. honestly kinda stupid considering the only people who will understand what it is are the same people who will hate it for blatant misuse of nice hardware - but hey, that's just me.
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