The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Gear for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
SSD caching, is it worth it?
Old 11th September 2011
Lives for gear
SSD caching, is it worth it?

I'm about to build a new i7-2600 system and I'm considering buying one of these new Z68 Gigabyte mobos with SSD caching. Is it worth it? Does it really work? Wouldn't it be just the same as using a conventional mobo and an SSD as your system drive? Well, OK, I understand the advantage of having the caching work on all your HD's and not only your OS drive, but is it safe to use with audio data?

I'm seeking answers by people who have actually used this system with their DAW's.
Old 11th September 2011
Lives for gear
valis's Avatar
It basically works with Win7's "readyboost" and will move the 'optimized' data that readyboost moves to the start of the disk, based on what is most accessed. So if you want to use a SATA magnetic drive and are impressed with fast boots and app load times for frequently used apps, then I suppose it has some value. The Intel 310m (iirc) drive that is meant to use with that chipset seems to perform relatively well and is well spec'd in terms of longevity/write cycles.
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump