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Can I buy a 32GB SSD and a 1T HDD then use software to simulate SSHD?

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Is this even possible? I don't know any ramache program that is free out there in internet. This combination is not that much more $ than 1TB SSHD now but 4 times more SSD!
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Depending on the hardware, you just might already have the ability; it's called ssd caching. The functionality can be added to systems that don't natively have it through software such as Dataplex, which supports a number of ssds from Corsair, OCZ, Mushkin etc.; theres others out there as well.

 
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Originally Posted by PR-Imagery View Post

Depending on the hardware, you just might already have the ability; it's called ssd caching. The functionality can be added to systems that don't natively have it through software such as Dataplex, which supports a number of ssds from Corsair, OCZ, Mushkin etc.; theres others out there as well.

very interesting.
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Intel Smart Response Technology available since Intel Z68 chipset, I believe. Since Samsung purchased NVELO (which made Dataplex), I reckon this is a value added feature they'll eventually include in Samsung Magician for their new SSDs.
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Intel Smart Response Technology available since Intel Z68 chipset, I believe.

Officially only available on the higher-end chipsets though.
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Officially only available on the higher-end chipsets though.

Doesn't have to be really high end, though. The more mid-range H77 and H87 chipsets support Intel SRT and you can find H77 boards for as low as $65.
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Doesn't have to be really high end, though. The more mid-range H77 and H87 chipsets support Intel SRT and you can find H77 boards for as low as $65.

Yeah. I actually got burned when I got a B77 board assuming SRT would be available... it's not.
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Yeah. I actually got burned when I got a B77 board assuming SRT would be available... it's not.

Are you sure it's a B77 and not a B75?
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You'd likely be better off just using the 32GB drive for your OS, and most recent game or two, if it'll fit. But that's just my opinion after playing around with a bunch of different storage options, so if you're after an adventure, go for it!
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Are you sure it's a B77 and not a B75?

You're right... it was a B75. It was a Gigabyte mobo that was identical to the H77 and Z77 models (with WiFi cards). GA-H77N-WIFI.
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