09-17-2012 04:58 PM
Hi, I purchased a msata ssd 32 G used as a disk cache. I installed and the windows can recognize it. But I do not know how to partition it (at least the windows does not let me partition from compmgmt.msc) and how to enable it as the hard driver cache. Thanks!
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09-18-2012 02:39 AM - edited 09-18-2012 02:44 AM
you need to partition it using the disk manager. Hit the windows button, and type "create and format" in the search bar, then run it.
You should then see an unformatted unpartitioned disk. Make sure you only do a quick format, not a full format which will start wearing the thing out. Presumably you will want to give the drive a letter e.g. "E" at this point. Make sure you dont format the wrong drive!
I have not used it as a cache - I boot of my msata.
09-18-2012 05:25 AM - edited 09-18-2012 06:30 PM
09-18-2012 08:15 AM
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