login about faq

To prove you're not a spammer, email newuser.lgqa@gmail.com with the subject "Account Request" to request an account.

I have windows 7, on a 1TB HDD and a 500GB drive for backups, I wanted to buy a 8-64 GB SSD and use Intel Smart Response to boost my system, However I really can't/don't/won't reinstall Windows, and was wondering if there was another way to use an SSD as a cache and speed up my system, which it's only bottleneck is the HDD, and I'm not buying such a small drive for no reason unless I know it'll work without too much pain, I'd be willing to shift stuff around but a full format and reinstall is not happening.


Now I am willing to reinstall, currently I am running windows 7, so when I get the drive I'll install Windows 8, But I have another question, Do you need to use an Intel SSD, My mobo is compatable, so that isn't a problem, but Intel Drives are much more expensive than most other drives.

asked Jan 23 '13 at 15:54

pjob797's gravatar image


edited Mar 16 '13 at 18:43

OCZ, Crucial, San Disk and others sell SSD's specifically made for caching that work very similarly to Intel SRT. A quick search on Amazon for "caching SSD" brought up a bunch of options.

answered Jan 24 '13 at 13:51

Vadrotan's gravatar image


Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or __italic__
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported



Asked: Jan 23 '13 at 15:54

Seen: 937 times

Last updated: Mar 16 '13 at 18:43