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Hard Drive Write Cache


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#1 GJS

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 08:42 PM

My hard drive write cache is reported to be off.
How do I switch it on / enable it?

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 05:47 AM

Hello GJS and welcome to BC.

What type of hard drive is this? What is your motherboard make and model? How do you know that it is off?

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:09 AM

Hi Leurgy,

My computer is a Toshiba Satellite
with an Intel Pentium 4, 2.53 GHz
and a Toshiba MK6021GAS drive.
Write cache was reported to be off
by a performance checker.
The drive is the slowest component.

Thanks,

GJS

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 08:43 PM

That is a slow drive. 4200 RPM and a 12ms seek time, 2MB Buffer. That buffer is your write cache and perhaps it was too small for the program you used to see. Try EVEREST Free Edition 2.20 for a second opinion. What program did you try already?

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