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SSD Cache off a 64/128GB SSD Partition?

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I am purchasing these drives for my new system:

Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD
Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 64MB Cache 2TB HDD

I'm installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on the 256GB SSD, and will be installing all of my games and Adobe applications there.

My main storage drive will be the Seagate 2TB.

For my last drive, I want to partition the drive into two 64GB sections. I want to use one as a media cache for my Adobe apps and the remaining half as an SSD cache for my Seagate drive.

Is this possible? How is this done?

TL;DR

256GB SSD for OS and programs
2TB HDD for storage
128GB partitioned:
- 64GB media cache
- 64GB SSD cache

SSD cache possible? How?
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Can I advice not to buy 2 SSD's and think about Ram cache it is way faster , I find best option always to get 1 SSD for os then the rest on ram cache,

I need to get the mobo,ram u currently have cpu etc.. ur pc specs and Really would help if u get this in sig rig good for future etc.. biggrin.gif

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Personally I have never tested whether a partition can be used for cache but I don't think your method is in any way worth it. The entire adobe suite can fit into a 64gb SSD so I don't see why you would need it cached unless you're referring to using it as a scratch disk. You also can't select what you want cached aside from constantly utilizing the programs. In majority of situations you won't even need anywhere near 20gbs of cached storage as most of the data cached are smaller files of frequently used applications, not large files.

With 256gb+128gb it's plenty of storage for what you seem to require.
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