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    Cache SSD

    Has anyone used one of those SSD's that are designed to act like a cache drive. I'm just wondering if its a good idea in an educational environment.

    We have just taken delivery of some new workstations but desipte my request for SSD's they came with Western Digital Blue drives. These were purchased for us so we can't send them back in protest, I'm just happy to have some new kit.

    Anyway back to my original question, is it a good idea to use a cache SSD and a mechanical drive in an edu environment?

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    Are you talking about in desktop machines? Or servers/Storage?

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    Desktop machines used for CAD/CAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
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    If I am honest I don't think you would see much difference to justify it. The Hybrid SSD drives potentially a difference. TBH you might as well spend the money on Small SSD's and place the OS on this and data on the HDD.

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    My thinking is that because I'd need 18 of these that 35 each is cheaper than 105 each (intel 180GB) I Guess a full blown SSD would be a better way to go but its justifying it to management. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    My thinking is that because I'd need 18 of these that 35 each is cheaper than 105 each (intel 180GB) I Guess a full blown SSD would be a better way to go but its justifying it to management. :-(
    Could you not get away with 64gb or 80gb?

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    Well once I've loaded on Win7, Office, Solidworks, Camworks, Autodesk Inventor, Autocad, Tina and other little applications that soon gets taken up. I could probably get away with 120GB at a push but 180GB would give breathing room.

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