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    Default Setup mSATA as Cache Drive

    Does anyone have a link to a guide that can show me how to set up the mSATA drive that comes in the R2's as a cache drive to the 750GB Sata HD? I read this was an option, but its just showing the mSATA drive as a 32GB storage volume which wouldn't make it a cache drive. I thought I read you could set it up almost like an auto-tiering cache for performance boost.

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    Default Re: Setup mSATA as Cache Drive

    This sort of appies to all systems.

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    Default Re: Setup mSATA as Cache Drive

    I'm not at home, so I watched this on my phone with a lot of distractions. But it looks like software controls the caching, done by installing software in windows post installation. Sounds easy enough, should be able to figure it out. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Setup mSATA as Cache Drive

    Check this guide

    How to Enable Caching on mSata SSD for Alienware Laptops?

    Easy step by step with lots of pictures

    Enjoy your super speed with caching msata!

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    Default Re: Setup mSATA as Cache Drive

    Is re-installing Windows a neccesary requirement for enabling this? I disabled my cache drive when I first got the computer as I installed a 120gb OCZ drive but I would like to re-enable the 80gb mSATA as a cache drive for my 750gb storage drive.


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    Default Re: Setup mSATA as Cache Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by MogRules View Post
    Is re-installing Windows a neccesary requirement for enabling this? I disabled my cache drive when I first got the computer as I installed a 120gb OCZ drive but I would like to re-enable the 80gb mSATA as a cache drive for my 750gb storage drive.
    Sometimes it won't work if you don't do it that way. Also it's better if the cache is created on a clean install for it to be more efficient.
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    Default Re: Setup mSATA as Cache Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Alienware-L_Porras View Post
    Sometimes it won't work if you don't do it that way. Also it's better if the cache is created on a clean install for it to be more efficient.
    Hmm...alrighty then, guess it will have to wait for my days off :P

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    Default Re: Setup mSATA as Cache Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by MogRules View Post
    Hmm...alrighty then, guess it will have to wait for my days off :P

    Thanks for the info Porras
    Still does not show up after a fresh install......All I get instead of an accelerate option is a performance tab that allows me to turn off a power option to the drive and that's it.
    Last edited by MogRules; 22nd February 2014 at 10:27 AM.


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