Should I use a small SSD for booting and running OS n HD for storage of big files or intel smart technology and SSD for cache?
Posted on 2011-10-17
Should I use a small SSD for booting and running OS n HD for storage of big files (like my iTunes library) or intel smart technology and HD for booting and storage while SSD for cache? I plan to add RAM and have a total of 8 to 12 GB, could I also boot from HD and have no cache? I guess there is a few ways to use RAID0 (mirroring) or intels new SSD smart cache tech. There is a few ways I can set this up, would like the fastest one for me, I don't have to mirror my drive but would like back up RAID even if its software. I am using a Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 and an i3, the RAM and SSD make them fly. Building another one with the same set up but would like your advice as to what drive should serve as what. I am running both Windows 7 and Mac 10.7.2 on that machine. I will mainly boot into OSX n use a virtual machine for 7 but will sometimes have to boot to 7. This board has 6 hard drive SATA 6gb slots and I have a SATA 6 GB )Sata III) 60 GB SSD. As for the HD I have many many options! Any advice would be helpful.