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Old March 31, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Default Intel smart response, mSATA slot mobo, SATAIII SSD, and RamDisk question

I was wondering if my build has SATAIII SSD, and a MomentusXT SATAIII, if I would gain any performance by installing a mSATA SSD on a Gigabyte z68/z77 board, with a msata slot built in, will intel smart response tech on msata outperform a cherryville SSD? I dont see how based on the specs of msata ssd's, otherwise intel smart response would be on SB-E/X79, but wanted to ask. I suppose it would save my main SSD some writes/reads if nothing else prolonging the life. these mSATA SSD's are pretty cheap so I was curious.

Would setting a ramdisk be a smart thing with only 16gb of ram? so using 4GB of the 16GB as a ramdisk for example, I'm concerned it may reduce my performance.

Thanks for the help, see my build below...
Thanks, Gin...my new build:

Support Intel's X79/LGA2011 platform, it is worthy
Intel Core i7-3820 SB-E @4.6Ghz
ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB
16GB Samsung DDR3-1600 30nm MV-3V4G3D/US
Corsair Carbide 400r
Corsair H70 cooler w/2x COUGAR CF-V12HP 120mm fans
Thermaltake toughpower grand 850
Intel 520 180GB SSD
Seagate momentus XT 750 gen2 hybrid
LG BD burner w/ 3D MDisc Lightscribe
Dell UltraSharp U2412M LED 1920x1200 w/IPS
Cerwin-Vega XD3 sound monitors
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

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Old March 31, 2012, 07:22 PM
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You could use an mSATA SSD with the momentusXT, but im not too sure how well that would work.
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