Hope it's OK to jump in here, feel free to move to new thread if needed. I couldn't find the answer on the forum.
I'm wondering about using a feeder disk on a PC, with DrivePool installed. I'm trying to figure out how to cut my write time. I work with large CAD files, and do a TON of writes, average files ~10mb, some larger, and am tired of waiting while the file writes before I can continue working, it's only a second or so, but with the new tech, should be almost instantaneous.
I don't feel like spending for a large SSD to hold all of my files, and am wondering about using a couple of HDD's in a pool with a small SSD feeder disk to allow for uninterrupted work when doing a lot of file writes. Using a small SSD will make for inexpensive replacement if it wears out.
Will this work as a substitute for a large SSD as a solution to cut file write times on my desktop workstation?
I have heard of using a RAM disk, but would 'prefer' using the DrivePool with SSD feeder disk.
Edited by gtechwi, 04 March 2014 - 05:06 PM.