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SilverStone HDDBOOST offers hybrid SSD/HDD storage

Posted on Thursday, February 04 2010 @ 17:24:13 CET by

SilverStone introduced an interesting new hybrid storage device named HDDBOOST, it enables you to connect a solid state disk as cache memory to your hard disk drive to deliver performance boosts of up to 70 percent, without requiring you to reinstall your operating system. Here's how it works:
HDDBOOST will carry out the action of mirror backup right after the initial installation. This action will copy the front-end data of the original system hard drive to the SSD sequentially (assuming that the capacity of SSD is smaller than HDD.).

After the initial mirroring of data is completed, SSD and HDD will have the same front -end data. HDDBOOST’s controller chip will then set data read priority to SSD to take advantage of SSD’s much faster read speed. HDDBOOST’s priority will be determined by the following rules:

1.When data is present on both drives, read from SSD.
2.When data is not present on both drives, read from HDD.
3.Data will only be written to HDD.

Every time the system starts, HDDBOOST will initiate mirror backup automatically to ensure front-end data between the two drives are the same.
The SilverStone SSDBOOST is installed into a 3.5" bay and should be compatible with most 2.5" SATA SSDs.



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