[ltp] adding a non-lenovo mSATA cache drive to a X230
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:23:37 -0400
On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 09:35:12AM +0200, Ismael Olea wrote:
> > Yes. I've installed non-Lenovo mSATA drives on my X230 and more
> > recently on my T430s. I've never had a problem. I've typically used
> > Intel SSD's, with an 80GB 313 on the X230, and the 240GB 525 on my
> > T430s.
> Can I ask you if used them as:
> - regular disks
> - Intel Rapid Storage Technology cache
> - or Linux dm-cache?
I'm using them as regular disks. On my T430s, I have a 240GB Intel
525 as my primary root disk, a 512GB Samsung 840 Pro as my auxiliary
disk in the 3.5", 7mm bay, and a 1TB Seagate Momentus 5400rpm HDD in
my media disk. All of them are using either raw Linux partitions
and/or LVM under Linux. I also have a Windows partition primarily for
Adobe Lightroom / Photoshop.
I used to use a 5400 RPM HDD for the build trees, while keeping the
source trees on the SSD. These days I'm keeping the .o files on the
HDD's, and it's all been good.