10-05-2014 04:12 AM
Im about to buy a "sandisk sata 3 2.5" 128gb ssd "( http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/solidstate/120gbto200gb/sdssdp-128... ) and i want to use the 32gb readycache in my wifes acer laptop ( she downloads nothing and just uses it for web browsing,allthough im adding a 32gb memory stick for additional storage )
ive read the guide at http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10843/~/formatting-the-sandisk-readycache-ssd-using-mi... ... however i dont completely understand it
can i fit the drive in the laptop and then format it during windows 7 installation ..... or do i need to "prep" it before fitting the drive ( and if so can i do this using disk manager ?
any help will be much appreciated .... also how good is the 128gb sandisk ... it seems ok for the price !
10-06-2014 05:26 AM
it does support sata ( 3 ) and after checking the crucial site ( http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Acer/aspire-9303 ) it supports ssd,s .... can i format/set up the ssd during windows 7 installation ?
12-06-2014 12:01 PM - edited 12-06-2014 12:04 PM
sata 3gbps doesn't matter so much
real world difference is almost nothing.
I'm going to bet the ready cache ssd is very slow compared to a modern ssd, but its still fast for a drive, just format it like a normal drive, install windows, nothing special, its just a normal drive. The software is limited to this drive artificially as far as I know.
Once you get around to it, install this and benchmark the drive for us
AS SSD, pretty standard for testing ssd.