How-to Setup Intel Smart Response Ssd Caching Technology
Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:41 AM
Probaby not worth it... the performance benefits are easily counterbalanced by reliability issues. At first, SSDs work very well, but they slow down notoriously as they fill up and the drive is forced to erase old sectors marked for "erase", having to copy the data a couple of times in order to complete the operation. Not only does this cause a slowdown, but it requires 2 extra write cycles for every erase operation, and you already know that SSDs are limited in their write cycles. I don't have a link handy, but you can easily find this info. Although better SSD's exist, they are extraordinarily expensive, and the mainstream drives available to us (roughly $1/1GB today) fall short of that quality, and I would only ever use one as a cache, or as a system drive - where most of the operations would be reading, and very little writing. Also, when it dies, only the system would be lost but private files would stay intact on your HDD.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:42 AM
What would be the advantages/disadvantages of:
using a 64 GB (Plextor M5S) for Smart Response Technology
using a 64 GB (Plextor M5S) as a boot drive
using a 120 GB (Samsung 830 or OCZ Vertex 4) as a boot drive
using an Intel 320 series 160 GB as boot drive?
Pricing is (ATM) about $55 for the Plextor M5S, $90 for the Samsung 830 or OCZ Vertex 4, $75 for used Intel 320.
Thanks in advance. My feeling is SSD pricing is leaving SRT behind, as in reality, a 256 GB around $160+ is looking better and better.
Does it make sense to save for a larger SSD or does SRT offer a worthwhile benefit ?
Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:37 AM
I7 3770k cpu
asus v-delux mob
G.skill Ripjaw 16 GB 1866 mem
CM storm trooper full tower case.
I am thinking of using 4tb wd black HDD along with a 128 GB Samsung 840 pro series ssd for caching and a 128 GB Samsung 840 pro series for my windows 7 os.
One thing I really am unsure about is weather or not I need 2 ssd's.
I am going for a very versatile build. Any suggestions o comments will be appreciated.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:53 AM