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Corsair Accelerator caching SSDs announced


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Just to add a bit of meat on the bones, these are regular SSDs in 30, 45, 60GB capacities. However, the caching aspect works by using software from Nvelo, which manages the interaction of the SSD, secondary drive and OS. It uses the Accelerator as a buffer for frequently used programs, and is said to learn the users' usage patterns to make caching more effective as time goes on.

As everything is handled by the Nvelo software, the caching SSD is agnostic to the user - you won't see it as a separate drive. Unlike caching from Intel - Z68 chipset's, for example - there's no need for file management or tweaking: this is a plug-and-use drive.

The premise here, we suppose, is to increase the speed of older systems by using the Accelerator as the front-end of the storage subsystem. We reckon it makes more sense to go for a regular SSD and secondary mechanical drive if building a new system, simply because a standalone SSD, which will most likely include the operating system, will invariably be faster than a cached setup.

Corsair isn't the first to launch such an SSD cache, other companies have had solutions in the market for months already.
Would be interesting to compare this software solution to using the ssd with intel's caching mechanism.
Things looks a little bit more plug an play here. Having a separate drive for an os can be a pain as you are stuck with whatever choices you made. With a cache if you installed a game a year ago on to an HDD then start playing you would expect the necessary bits to make their way to the cache, speeding the whole thing up.

Not sure how win 8's new storage system fits in to all of this.
Would be interesting to compare this software solution to using the ssd with intel's caching mechanism.

and if Silverstone ever make a SATA3 HDDBOOST then one of those too

Thanks Tarinder btw, i never watch vids but this…text thing… I think it may catch on!
Is this not similar to the OCZ Synapse drives
I'm in the middle of thinking if I should buy one of these or just get a 68GB SSD, which do you guys think will be a better investment?

(sorry if this kind of questions are for another section of the forum, I'm new :P)