Intel to launch new caching SSDs to go with Ivy Bridge

By Leeky · 10 replies
Feb 22, 2012
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  1. Despite some confusion as to whether Intel’s next-generation processor architecture had been delayed, it turns out that only the dual-core mobile chips will be held back, with quad core parts…

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  2. I cannot understand why intel sandy bridge and the future ivy bridge chipsets don't have NATIVE usb3.0 make all usb ports 3.0 instead of just 2 ,sata3 6gbps and pci express 3.0 built in.ssd with caching but still using old sata2 controllers not the brightest idea as for thunderbolt waste of time only apple has used that.usb3.0 is the new standard.I wont be upgrading from 1156 I5 750 till this happens.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,713   +3,688

    All of my data is on a data drive. The OS and installed apps are all on my OS partition. My OS partition is 24GB used space. I couldn't use these drives if I wanted to. I might could use a 32GB or 40GB but I would prefer a 60GB or greater.

    Oh this also includes turning Hibernation off (no hibernation file) and setting the Pagefile to 1GB. I could turn my restore points off to save space but I have grown to appreciate them. I know let me install all my applications to the data drive and forget the reason why I want to purchase an SSD.
  4. Agree on that.
  5. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 474   +84

    I'll wait for a MB with an SATA3 dedicated mSATA on board, at least 60GB in size.Doesn't matter if it's from Intel or from AMD, it should have at least PCIEx 3.0 ...But wait, no native SATA3 or PCIEx 3.0 on Intel so I should go AMD!
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,271   +455

    You guys should probably read up a bit on SRT and SSD caching before saying you can't use these SSDs. While I agree that having it larger would be better, the size of your OS install wouldn't really matter for a caching SSD of 20-24 GB. What you might end up wanting to do, though, if you used one of these for that purpose is have everything on your primary drive. I know some of the alternative caching technologies only function for the primary boot drive so without having apps on that drive you wouldn't see the full benefit.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,713   +3,688

    Thanks LNCPapa

    In other words I wouldn't need this drive anyway and shouldn't have come to read this thread.
  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Cougar Point and Patsburg both support native SATA 3.0
    P67, Z68, Z77, C202, C204, C206, C600 and X79 all support PCI-E 3.0

    How many AMD chipsets or CPU's support PCI-E 3.0 ?
    (hint : It's less than one)

    Not up to your usual trolling standard, mosu
  9. Thank you I read your post twice and finally got it! You're a double-talker, who really didn't say anything!

    cliffordcooley +1 :)

    Also, I read something about having programs on a separate drive?? Can't someone enlighten me...what's the point of a ssd if you're not going to use it to run programs!?
    Bottom line is..I think Intel wants us to use these drives for some other purpose...cuz they definitely don't fit the Operating System on them (not even talking about other programs and games)!
  10. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Is there some Windows tweak that would allow larger write caching for disk writes? It's currently only a few hundred MB, but I'd like it to be much, much more.
  11. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Some people are poor and can only afford to run the OS on their tiny SSD

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