Intel Smart Response Technology Guide (BmR) Well, we're almost halfway through 2011, and guess what? Although SSDs have come down in price, they're still pretty darn expensive. If you're a regular Benchmark Reviews reader, you've seen our numerous SSD reviews and know that replacing your hard disk with an SSD is the single biggest performance improvement you can make to your system. But with 256G SSDs going for between $427 and $584 on Newegg, versus dozens of terabyte drives for less than $75.00, most people choose the latter. But Intel's new Smart Response Technology, available initially on Z68 Express motherboards, promises to bring much of that speedy SSD performance to users via a small SSD used as a cache for the main hard drive.

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