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OS/caching on single mSATA ssd/ anyone familiar with this SSD ?

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have any one here try to set up OS and HDD cache on the same ssd ?
 
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Haven't done it but it is a supported solution on the Z77 chipset
 
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Have you considered just booting from the HDD and using the entire SSD as a cache? It's easier and the OS performance is pretty good when it's cached (check my setup)
 
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Have you considered just booting from the HDD and using the entire SSD as a cache? It's easier and the OS performance is pretty good when it's cached (check my setup)
I'm afraid this will give me worse performance instead of booting directly from SSD,correct me if i'm wrong
 
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Slightly worse. I set my system up like I did because I didn't want to do any work managing what's installed where. I spent a lot of money and I expect things to get simpler, not more complicated.

If you're using only part of the 60GB for the OS it's going to get really tight. You need a minimum of 18.6GB for caching. That leaves you with 40GB for the OS. Let's call it 35GB after decimal to binary conversion.

35GB for the OS? I was using a 120GB and had a hard time managing space.
 
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I'm using 64 Gb C300 on my other rig just for OS and few programs ,the way i have it set up ..i still have 30 Gb ,i may just get 30Gb for cache