I intend to setup a new computer with Windows 8.1/x64 using the following disks:
- 2 2TB rotating disk drives
- 1 or 2 SSDs (1x240GB or 2x120GB)
I need your help to decide whether to buy 1 or 2 SSDs, depending on whether my intended way of partitioniong/formatting the disks is supported with readyboost.
I understand Windows 8.1 will support REFS and readyboost, so I plan as follows:
- partition the 240GB SSD into 1x60GB and 1x180 GB
- install windows on the 60GB SSD partition using NTFS
- format the 180GB SSD partition with REFS as a data/application volume
- create a storage space from the 2 2TB disks
format the storage space with REFS as a 2TB resilient (raid1 like) data/archive volume
arrange a readyboost cache file for the 2TB REFS volume on the 180GB SSD REFS volume
- in future add more storage space/REFS volumes and also readyboost those with additional cache files on the 180GB SSD REFS volume
Can anyone tell me whether this is possible ?
Please NOTE that
I am interrested only in whether steps 6) and/or 7) are possible.
I am not interrested in alternatives, as I already have a long list of those ... ... for example otherwise I'd have to buy a smaller system/data SSD and one dedicated readyboost SSD, but I'd prefer to use only one data center grade SSD (Samsung SM843T)