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Windows 7: Speed up HDD w/ SSD? RAID?

22 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
Speed up HDD w/ SSD? RAID?

Hi guys,

I know there is a way to raid an sdd with an hdd with somehow special method, so a software is inspecting the data trafic and stores fequently used things on the SSD as well, kind of raid 1 system.

Do i need a specific intel mobo and intel ssd? I want to buy a cheap 60 or 120 gig ssd, is there a way to do this?

Thanks in advance!
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22 Oct 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


My understanding is that the array will default to the slowest disk speed i.e. your RAID will run at the the speed of the HDD.

The Intel Z86 chipset apparently can use the SSD as a cache for a RAID array HDD, but I'm not sure how effective this is:
Intel Z68 chipset can use SSD as huge HDD/RAID cache SSD Freaks

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23 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1

Thanks golden, I found out how to set up SRT raid. I will buy the ssd in a few weeks and i will let you know how it work. Thanks!

edit: i can not give a +rep, the icon does not show up... what to do with that ?
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23 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

You can't give reps in the Chillout forum :)
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23 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1

Got it! thanks Corazon
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23 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Darn. I could've gotten a rep for this one.

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