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by hshah
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Caching Options for Downloads Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 17707

Re: Caching Options for Downloads Drive

ferrari wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:40 am
Haven't had that happen do you have fastboot enabled?
Nope, it is disabled. I added the volume back in, rebooted a few times since and it has stayed, so no idea what happened.
by hshah
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Caching Options for Downloads Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 17707

Re: Caching Options for Downloads Drive

Hmm, I have just rebooted my PC and whilst the cache task is there, the drive isn't present underneath it :(
by hshah
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Caching Options for Downloads Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 17707

Re: Caching Options for Downloads Drive

Cool, changed it to 16KB and it says the overhead is 594MB :)

When you say format the disk, you mean the 2TB one? If so, don't have the capacity elsewhere to dump the data whilst I do that lol. I may do in a month or two, so could do it then :)
by hshah
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Caching Options for Downloads Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 17707

Re: Caching Options for Downloads Drive

Decided to up the L2 to 16GB because I have the space. There hasn't been much activity today because I am tinkering with other things, but here is the current view. Is what I have set for the block size, deferred write and prefetch etc. appropriate? The block size defaulted to 32KB but the drive's c...
by hshah
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Caching Options for Downloads Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 17707

Re: Caching Options for Downloads Drive

Roughly 1.5TB is occupied, but at least 1TB of that is like a garden shed... a dump of old data that may never see the light of day lol. In terms of active use, downloads are written to the drive before being moved elsewhere. Torrents are seeded for a while, so the data is copied elsewhere rather th...
by hshah
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Caching Options for Downloads Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 17707

Re: Caching Options for Downloads Drive

Just about to try this out now and was wondering what sort of L2 size you would recommend? L1 can only go up to 2GB due to RAM limitations. If it makes a difference, the HDD in question is a 2TB Western Digital Black.
by hshah
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Hybrid + Backing Image
Replies: 4
Views: 6006

Re: Hybrid + Backing Image

support wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:06 am
So far the contents in a Hybrid-drive are not persistent after reboot/shutdown. However, we do plan to support backing images for hybrid-drives.
Thanks.
Any idea when you may add support for it?
by hshah
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Caching Options for Downloads Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 17707

Re: Caching Options for Downloads Drive

I think L1 write-only cache (100% write cache space) with defer-write enabled shall help downloading. You may check the cache statistics to see the performance and tune the configuration. PS. it is not recommended to use a file-disk or virtual disk as level-2 storage. Dead-lock might happen if doin...
by hshah
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Caching Options for Downloads Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 17707

Re: Caching Options for Downloads Drive

Also, I don't fully understand whether the L1 (1GB-2GB RAM) ought to be set as read or write? If both, should the space be shared or have a ratio defined from the start? My L2 is a 12G file-disk on a NVNe, and was set up with RAMDisk as a SCSI. It was then formatted as L2STORAGE in PrimoCache. Simil...
by hshah
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Caching Options for Downloads Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 17707

Caching Options for Downloads Drive

I am just having a play around and kind of seeing what my options are. I have a HDD for downloads/torrents etc but Windows/applications all live on a NVMe. Anything download either staying on the HDD for a bit, or gets copied over to my NAS shortly after. I have ~2GB RAM free and have also tested cr...