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by Jaga
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Submit Suggestions
Topic: Almost a year since last update?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Almost a year since last update?

I was about to purchase PrimoCache until I saw this post. I too am concerned about the lack of patches or updates in almost a year. With a product that's been around as long as Primocache (which was originally called FancyCache), there's less and less to do on future updates. Mostly it becomes feat...
by Jaga
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Looking for some guidance on configuring PrimoCache
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Looking for some guidance on configuring PrimoCache

Support, That was very helpful. Based on your recommendation I decided to go to a 16K block size and 8GB of memory for my L1 Cache. This arrangement leaves me with 16GB of free ram. Thanks again. Using a cache size of 8GB to cover -both- a boot drive, -and- a 4TB data drive means you are going to e...
by Jaga
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Should I dedicate an entire SSD (256 GB) as L2 cache?
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Should I dedicate an entire SSD (256 GB) as L2 cache?

I reserve no less than 10% unused (un-partitioned) space at the end of all of my SSD drives, even the NVMe's. It's a "Best practice" sort of thing based on the technology, which can help with garbage collection and the times when a drive gets really full. If you were devoting an entire SSD (whicheve...
by Jaga
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Submit Suggestions
Topic: [Please Add] File Prefetch
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: [Please Add] File Prefetch

We've asked for that exact feature in the past, and I believe Romex acknowledged it (though I'm unsure of the status on implementing it). Basically a right-click on file or folder with the context menu item allowing us to force it into the cache (and dump a corresponding amount of data that is the o...
by Jaga
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Cannot create Level-2 storage
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Cannot create Level-2 storage

I stand corrected, thanks for the info Support!
by Jaga
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Cannot create Level-2 storage
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Cannot create Level-2 storage

Support can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you can use Dynamic volumes as L2 storage targets.
by Jaga
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Somthing toward a "sticky:" Suggestiion for a configuration discussion for various PC usage patterns
Replies: 23
Views: 9061

Re: Somthing toward a "sticky:" Suggestiion for a configuration discussion for various PC usage patterns

Is there is a major performance or cache size penalty if my boot drive cluster size is 4KB, but my cache cluster size is 8KB? If so, is it easy for me to change the boot drive cluster size without reformatting it? Not really, nope. The performance hit comes in at larger multiples I find. i.e. with ...
by Jaga
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: What SSD for my L2 cache scenario?
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: What SSD for my L2 cache scenario?

datahoarder9k wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:58 am
This ends up with a cache size guesstimate of 11% of the source disk. I'm not sure if that's a figure you can extrapolate to your own use scenario, but I hope it helps.
Sounds about right to me. :)
by Jaga
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: What SSD for my L2 cache scenario?
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: What SSD for my L2 cache scenario?

I wouldn't put a budget SSD on almost any machine, but that's me. I either buy good Samsung SSDs, or Samsung NVMes. Latency and IOPS are going to be important for a L2 drive, so stuck with either a Samsung SSD, or a decent NVMe from someone. I don't think $50 is going to get you a decent NVMe, so yo...
by Jaga
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: What SSD for my L2 cache scenario?
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: What SSD for my L2 cache scenario?

Hit rate is going to be important in terms of speed gains, which directly depends on the amount of data you are caching. How full are the drives you want to cache, and how much of that data do you use on a regular basis? As a rule of thumb, I try to get my cache (either L1 or L2) to be no less than ...