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PrimoCache(Fancy) vs Intel Smart Response

Discussion in 'General Software' started by lZKoce, Aug 11, 2013.

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    Hi all, summer is still here, I hope you are having some fun, apart from work. I have something to ask, if anyone has an experience and can share. I have been using FancyCache (now PrimoCache, since the last beta-release) for the last 2 months or so and I may be imagining, but I think it really works. A week ago, I got a deal on a Adata 24GB Msata drive (brand new for 20 euros), so I decided to give it a go. I can't afford an SSD for now, so I went the caching road, before the full-fledged experience. The drive arrives in a week and I wanted to ask which progam to use to set it up: Intel Smart Response (RST) or Primocache? My mechanical drive is a WD 0.5 TB on 7200rpm. RST is what my laptop manifacturer recommends, from the screenshots I've seen it's a piece of cake to set up. Primocache on the other side claims that it can prolonge the life of the drive by using "Deffer write" function. Which as far as I get it, leaves the data hanging in RAM until it is really necessary to be written and then writes it down. (I don't own UPS, so if power failure occurs, data is lost). I am leaning towards the Intel solution, but it won't hurt if I ask. Should you have a thought to share, I will be glad to read it.

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