I have searched the internet for this. By and far, the most popular answer I seem to see is, buy a Seagate Hybrid. I do find that to be an amicable solution in some cases. However, it is not what I am looking for in this case.
I am under the impressing a current gen VRaptor saddled with a 64GB SSD cache would outperform a Seagate Hybrid drive. Benchmarks to the contrary would sway my opinion, but I am currently under the belief the above mentioned setup would be faster then a Hybrid.
With that being said, other than Intel’s caching (I think they call it Smart Response), are there any solutions out there?
I would like to run a dedicated SSD boot drive, a large capacity SSD storage drive, then a larger capacity mechanical drive with an SSD cache.
My current setup is C: = SSD, D: = 3x512 SSDs <- currently out of room.
I would like to go to a setup that looks like this:
C: = SSD, D: = 2x512 SSD. E: = 1TB w/ SSD cache.
Advice on caching software, or evidence that would support, caching isn’t any better than Seagate’s Hybrid drives is where I would like to focus.