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Postby KABLE » Sat May 14, 2011 12:15 am

With Intel's new Z68 chipset released, I had a question regarding their Smart Response Technology SSD Caching. I know it requires an HDD and an SSD but what I'm not completely sure of is if it has to be a dedicated SSD. Meaning, can I install something like the Windows 7 OS and then use the unused memory on the same SSD as the SSD to pair with my HDD for SRT Caching?

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Re: Z68

Postby Apoptosis » Sat May 14, 2011 5:04 am

No, it won't work on an SSD...

Check out this article I wrote: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1587/1/

On the last page I ran two SSDs...

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With an SSD installed into the system it won't even let you run accelerate as the tab in the software is missing. I talked to Intel about this and they said...


It makes NO SENSE to cache in front of an SSD. You’ll get higher performance by just using the SSD.
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Re: Z68

Postby KABLE » Sat May 14, 2011 9:45 am

So it's my understanding that you need to have a deticated SSD paired with an HDD with everything installed in it in order sor the SRT Caching to work, correct? If I were to have a boot SSD drive, though, I would need a separate SSD along with the one deticated for Caching, right?

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Re: Z68

Postby Major_A » Sat May 14, 2011 4:04 pm

Yes, that's what I took away from the article. But according to the Intel engineers using a SSD as a cache drive with a SSD boot drive "MAKES NO SENSE".

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Re: Z68

Postby KABLE » Sat May 14, 2011 4:59 pm

Cool. Thanks for clearing everything up for me, guys.

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