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Ssd cache for game/storage drive

Would getting a small capacity ssd to use as a cache drive for my game storage drive give me better load times? 

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Yes, assuming you have the right software to enable that caching functionality.

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I just have the games i play currently on the ssd, and the other less frequent games on hdd. When i get a new game i install it on ssd, and when i dont play it anymore i move it to hdd.

That in my opinion is a better idea than to deal with the caching softwares.

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2 minutes ago, asus killer said:

get one of those optane thingys Linus advertises like crazy

If you're on Intel.

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3 minutes ago, Gdog said:

If you're on Intel.

 

6 minutes ago, asus killer said:

get one of those optane thingys Linus advertises like crazy

I’m gen 6 intel, no optane support 

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1 minute ago, Docretier said:

 

I’m gen 6 intel, no optane support 

RST still a thing? I used to have a SSD cache but to be honest it was a bit meh.

 

Can I ask, what is your current storage set up?

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3 hours ago, Gdog said:

RST still a thing? I used to have a SSD cache but to be honest it was a bit meh.

 

Can I ask, what is your current storage set up?

OS on crucial bx300 450gb ssd and 1tb hdd for game files and general storage

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13 hours ago, Docretier said:

OS on crucial bx300 450gb ssd and 1tb hdd for game files and general storage

If you want my advice, I would move the games you are actively playing to the SSD. I wouldn't bother with an SSD cache unless you have a spare SSD laying around or you if you want to tinker.

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