Windows 10: Is there a way o use an SSD as a Cache on Windows 10 without RST?

  1.    05 Jun 2016 #1

    Is there a way o use an SSD as a Cache on Windows 10 without RST?


    My uncle has an old system i built 9 years back, instead of going for a new build he/we decided to buy 2nd hand upgrades

    e.g. we upgraded from 2Gb (2x1) 800Mhz to 4Gb (2x2) OC'd @ 1000Mhz for 14 ,
    upgraded from an old 2.2Ghz Intel E4500 dual-core (2Mb L2 / 800Mhz FSB) to an Intel 2.4Ghz Quad2Core Q8200 (4Mb / 1333Mhz FSB) for 18 then overclocked it by 10%,
    upgraded from onboard Intel G31/33 GPU to a dedicated 1Gb 710GT (192 cuda cores @ 954Mhz/1800Mhz/64-Bit) for 23

    not bad for 55?

    we now need to remove the bottle neck in his 5 year old HDD Seagate (which is healthy) and to make it cheap & avoid reinstallation we wanted to buy a cheap 32Gb sandisk CacheReady SSD but we have read all over that the software doesn't work on W10 and nor does other caching SSD's software

    unless someone on here knows better?

    thanks
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  2. Posts : 1,875
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       05 Jun 2016 #2

    cache is a eMMC drive ...
    you can get a small SATA SSD drive for the same price point
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  3.    06 Jun 2016 #3

    Kyhi said: View Post
    cache is a eMMC drive ...
    you can get a small SATA SSD drive for the same price point
    hi Thanks for your reply

    We dont want to reinstall windows 10, I know I could get a cheapo 120Gb SSD for 30 and map his downloads to his HDD (as he downloads large files) as thats what I do with my 250Gb Samsung - but like I say we would prefer to cache thus saving reinstall

    there is not port for an eMMC drive on the 9 yr old motherboard
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  4.    06 Jun 2016 #4

    If there's no port, it looks like your only option is an SSD. If you plan ahead, a clean install can be done in less than two hours, including driver and app installs. You could also try cloning the old drive to a new SSD, but I'm not a big fan of cloning from non-SSD to SSD. Someone else will likely have the proper steps to do so.
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  5.    06 Jun 2016 #5

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    If there's no port, it looks like your only option is an SSD. If you plan ahead, a clean install can be done in less than two hours, including driver and app installs. You could also try cloning the old drive to a new SSD, but I'm not a big fan of cloning from non-SSD to SSD. Someone else will likely have the proper steps to do so.
    its looking that way... i dont support cloning either, would have to be a fresh install

    thanks
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  6. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       06 Jun 2016 #6

    snadge said: View Post
    its looking that way... i dont support cloning either, would have to be a fresh install

    thanks
    Couldn't you just back up the old drive and restore it to the SSD?

    Not a clone, but a backup / restore.

    There might be issues due to different devices, but I wouldn't think there would be ... what good would a backup do in the event of disk failure then. You might have to repair the Windows boot, but that's relatively easy.
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  7.    06 Jun 2016 #7

    if we have to go non cache method i would rather install from fresh as cloning or doing that backup/restore just causes issues

    cheers
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  8. Posts : 1,875
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       07 Jun 2016 #8

    well that's two very good suggestions shot down...

    But, starting fresh is always good too...
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  9.    07 Jun 2016 #9

    If you have Intel raid on the MB , you can use the RST software to setup a SSD cache drive , I use an old 60GB one for my Raid 0 2TB Array but I am not sure you can do it on a board that is 9 yrs old ? maybe not.....? you would have to look into Drivers etc needed , a good place to start might be Fernando's WinRaid Site for that.


    http://www.win-raid.com/t2f23-Intel-...QL-v-WHQL.html
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