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SSD: How much space for cache?

Discussion in 'Intel' started by Craig Coope, May 31, 2011.

  1. Craig Coope

    Craig Coope Guest


    I'm about to set up an HDD and an SSD with Intel Smart Response
    Technology. My SSD is 60Gig and I only bought it for the ISRT purpose.

    My question is: Do I need to allocate the whole SSD for the cache? Or
    would it be a waste of 60gig?

    Should I allocated 20gig and use the remaining for other apps etc?

    Craig Coope, May 31, 2011
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  2. Per Craig Coope:
    I don't know enough to parse "cache", but I do have an SSD as my
    "System" disc. BTW it's the biggest performance gain I've seen
    from any modification I've done.

    Can't recall the exact nominal size, but I have it partitioned
    into 48.8 gigs of "C:" (System drive) and 25.7 gigs of "D:" for

    Actually, all my "real" data is on a NAS box... but my practice
    has always been to partition a drive like that so that the
    system/applications are in one place and everything else is
    elsewhere - so that I can take an image and restore that image at
    any time with no loss of data.

    For the Windows XP and the applications I run 48.8 gigs is
    probably wretched excess. I've built an XP system with as
    little as 5 gigs and suspect 30 would be more like it for a
    generous allocation. Right now, it's showing 28.6 gigs unused
    out of those 48.8 - and only 32 megs are used by the #NtUninstall

    But I have Windows Updates turned on - and each update eats a
    little more space until I think to delete the backup files. A
    little extra giggage increases the time between when those
    deletes are needed - although it is already a very, very long
    time even with 30 gigs.
    (PeteCresswell), Jun 1, 2011
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