Question Is it possible to merge an ssd with an hdd to get faster speeds?

4ars

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so i recently upgraded my 60 gb ssd to a 120 gb nvme drive
i didnt know what to do with my spare ssd so i thought if i merge my 60 gb ssd with my 1tb hdd will it make the hdd faster?
Specs
R5 2600
RX 470
B250 MSI
16 GB Ram
 

mamasan2000

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so i recently upgraded my 60 gb ssd to a 120 gb nvme drive
i didnt know what to do with my spare ssd so i thought if i merge my 60 gb ssd with my 1tb hdd will it make the hdd faster?
Specs
R5 2600
RX 470
B250 MSI
16 GB Ram
In a way, yes
https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/store-mi
But you would need a new motherboard, if you scroll down.
I think there might be similar solutions around but they might cost money.
Maybe one of these? https://superuser.com/questions/390071/how-can-i-use-my-small-ssd-as-a-cache-for-a-larger-hard-disk
I don't know. I would google it and read a bunch of forum threads, see what people suggest in what situations and back it up with performance data. I would find benchmarks.

EDIT: There is PrimoCache. I have heard good things about it but I would verify any claims. It costs 30 dollars for 1 license. https://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/primo-cache/index.html
 
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4ars

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there is software like Intel Rapid Storage Technology that can make use of an SSD to load applications that are commonly used and that are installed on an HDD, but being that this SSD is only 60GB you probably wouldn't notice much improvement if any.
can i use the ssd for readyboost?
 

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