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Hey guys wave2.gif

Its been a little while since I asked for opinions. I just purchased a Western Digital Green 2tb & wanted to know if I could speed it up using my Corsair 64gb SSD. I don't really have a use for the SSD. I just had 1 game installed on it. My OS drive is a Samsung 120gb 830.

Would this be beneficial for me? My green is going to be used for games, movies, music, etc.

I know that 64gb's isn't really much to work with, but I want my games to load somewhat quick. Greens can be pretty slow redface.gif

What do you guys think? Is it worth it?
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Since you're not using that Corsair anyway, I say go for it. You've got nothing to lose.
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post

Since you're not using that Corsair anyway, I say go for it. You've got nothing to lose.

That's what I was thinking, but then I started hearing some horror stories about SSD Caching. Figured i'd ask first. Most of the stories were with people doing it on their OS drive. Anyone else have any experience with SSD caching on Secondary drives?

Thanks thumb.gif +rep.
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That's what I was thinking, but then I started hearing some horror stories about SSD Caching. Figured i'd ask first. Most of the stories were with people doing it on their OS drive. Anyone else have any experience with SSD caching on Secondary drives?

Hmm, most likely because of the OS thing as a dead SSD cache could cause the system to fail to boot. I imagine disabling caching for a non-system drive would be much easier than doing the same on a system drive.
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