SanDisk releases 32GB ReadyCache SSD for Windows 7 PCs

By Shawn Knight ยท 7 replies
Sep 5, 2012
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  1. SanDisk has released a new Windows 7 solid state drive caching solution that doesn't require the user to replace their existing hard drive, clone their operating system or migrate any data. Simply connect the 32GB ReadyCache drive to a spare...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    Sooooo...I'm seeing 120GB SSD's on sale for $70 recently. Why pay $50 for this when you can install your entire OS (and then some) on an SSD that's only $20 more?
  3. Caching SSD is nothing new. OCZ tried it already with the Synapse Cache.

    With the Intel IRST in the new Panther Point chipset (HM77?) you can use ANY SSD in caching, it will only use a maximum of 64GB for caching though, if you go with larger drives it will still use 64GB and give you the rest for whatever storage.
  4. cliffordcooley

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

    I don't understand the difference between caching SSD and a standard SSD.

    What difference sets them apart?
    Is it a hardware difference and/or firmware?
  5. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    LOL just upgraded from a 128gb to a 256gb SSD why would anyone want a 32Gb barely can put Windows on one. Better off with a 32Gb thumb drive.
  6. Critica1Hit

    Critica1Hit TS Rookie Posts: 27

    People please stop asking why anyone would want to buy this instead of a full blown SSD solution for their storage. If you read the very first line of the article, you will know why...

    I can certainly see a few users opting for this. No cloning and/or reinstalling OSs or transferring data. You can argue that you will use the old drive as data storage but then that means storing what you need somewhere else temporarily, wiping the old disk, then migrating the data back. Clearly a big hassle.
  7. cliffordcooley

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

    There is no need in formating the disk unless you absolutely want to format it. Folders can be deleted and partitions can be resized. It's not really that big of a hassle.
  8. sapo joe

    sapo joe TS Member Posts: 81   +6

    This reminds me of that old SMARTDRV app that came with DOS... It did the caching on the system memory, and really improved programs and games loading speeds.

    BUT WAIT... Why not buy more memory (like 32 or more GB of RAM) and have even better results configuring windows cache itself?

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