Advice on file storage on small SSD
I got my hands on 2 Kingston SSDNow 100V 64GB from my uncle but don't know how to really use them. The size of the SSD means that I have to pick what to put on there. I'm thinking about the following set up:
Drive 1: Windows 7 install and all other software excluding Steam.
Drive 2: Steam only
Old 500GB: All Firefox download, User data, and VM files (this was on a slow 2TB Seagate).
I'm using an AMD 970 chipped motherboards so I can't really use it for caching. More like I haven't seen any solutions that I like. Any suggestions are welcome.
Silverstone HDDBoost at Memory Express
My uncle uses one with an Intel 40gb ssd, works well enough.
I already looked at the Silverstone HDDBoost and I don't think I'll use it. It just cache the front X amount of the HDD to fill the SSD and that's all. It doesn't pick frequent used files like Intel SRT or software like Dataplex.
As long as keep your hdd defragged, it achieves the same thing?
Either that or pony up for a z68 or 77?
Do you want Windows to load faster or the games?
If you only have a few games, try to find a way to install Windows + Steam on SSD and move everything else onto a separate hard drive.
If it can't be done then decide based on what you wait most often. Personally I rarely turn off computer so I don't need Windows to be on SSD (although it is.) but games are something I have to load every time I play so it makes sense for me to put games on SSD if I had space constraint.
I think I'll go with my initial setting and use SteamTool to move games to and from the SSD. So for games that I don't play often, I'll just move it to the HDD.
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