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Hey all! Been upgrading my laptop over the past few months and I'm getting to a place where I'm happy with it. First step was replacing the two stock 250gb HDDs with HGST 1TB 7200 drives. I've got them in a RAID 0 array. A week ago I bought a 90GB Intel 525 Msata SSD. I've got windows 8 and some other software (Microsoft office suite, adobe suite, etc) loaded on it.

Now! Here's my question. I NEVER, EVER, use my DVD-rom drive. I'd been thinking of swapping it out with another HD. So, basically, the current plan is to stuff a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (maybe bigger, dunno) in it. So I'd have the Samsung 256GB drive, the 2 1TB HDDs, and the Msata SSD. I've heard a lot lately about using small SSDs (like the MSATA) as a "caching drive" for other HDs. Can I put windows 8 on the Samsung SSD and use the Intel SSD to cache for my RAID 0? How would I set that up? Tried to look around but had a really hard time finding a how to. Most articles just delve into techno mumbo jumbo explaining the benefits of a cache drive.

Thanks!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4770K @ 4.4 Ghz Asus ROG Maximus GENE VII EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC SLI Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 2.8Ghz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
PNY XLR8 120GB RAID 0 WD Black 3TB Scythe Ashura Shadow Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3014 HP Elite V2 Corsair AX1200i Corsair Carbide Air 240 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7 2860QM AMD FirePro M8900 2GB Elpida 16GB 1333Mhz 2x HGST 7200RPM 1TB RAID 0 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 525 MSATA 90GB Windows 8.1 Pro 27" HP ZR2740w 2560x1440 HP Elite V2 
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Logitech G700 Bowers & Wilkins MM1 Dell 5620 WWAN Intel AGN 6300 
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MicroATX
(12 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4770K @ 4.4 Ghz Asus ROG Maximus GENE VII EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC SLI Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 2.8Ghz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
PNY XLR8 120GB RAID 0 WD Black 3TB Scythe Ashura Shadow Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3014 HP Elite V2 Corsair AX1200i Corsair Carbide Air 240 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7 2860QM AMD FirePro M8900 2GB Elpida 16GB 1333Mhz 2x HGST 7200RPM 1TB RAID 0 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 525 MSATA 90GB Windows 8.1 Pro 27" HP ZR2740w 2560x1440 HP Elite V2 
MouseAudioOtherOther
Logitech G700 Bowers & Wilkins MM1 Dell 5620 WWAN Intel AGN 6300 
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