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by Jaga
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Submit Suggestions
Topic: Compressed L1 cache
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Compressed L1 cache

I just realized windows 10 has a new disk compression called CompactOS, which isn't ntfs compression it has new and updated compressioin schemes. I guess using compactOS to compress certain folders would mean the cached data would also be compressed, which means this feature basically already exist...
by Jaga
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to optimize my settings for best performances ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

Re: How to optimize my settings for best performances ?

Also other question: currently I am using a 120GB SSD in SATA 3 as SSD cache in PrimoCache. But I also have a 256GB SSD in M.2 NVMe for Windows + software / apps + some games. Since it is an M.2 NVMe SSD and the read and write rates are much better than a SSD in SATA 3, if I use a part of this M.2 ...
by Jaga
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to optimize my settings for best performances ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

Re: How to optimize my settings for best performances ?

High hitrate means that an application or the OS requested information be read from the drive, but since it was already in the Cache Task it didn't need to query the drive for the data. Primocache simply intercepted the call and delivered the information from the cache instead, which bumps up the hi...
by Jaga
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to optimize my settings for best performances ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

Re: How to optimize my settings for best performances ?

Which mode to use is a bit trickier, it really depends on your goals, the delay time, etc. I have mine optimized for gaming with a defer time of 300s using the Intelligent write mode, but I have the longer delay coupled with a large L1 cache and a UPS on the machine. You'll probably want to use eith...
by Jaga
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to optimize my settings for best performances ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

Re: How to optimize my settings for best performances ?

The defer write looks very interesting but to answer you Jaga, unfortunately I do not have a UPS on my PC ... However, I very rarely have a power outage during a year or even never ... Do I still have to take the risk or forget this feature? You can roll the dice and just hope it never happens, but...
by Jaga
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Intel Optane Memory
Replies: 5
Views: 3267

Re: Intel Optane Memory

It can take the L1 a while to get a higher hitrate, depending on what kinds of software you run, if there's space for application data and boot data in the cache, how often you reboot (frequent restarts hurt hitrate usually), and so on. The prefetch simply retrieves data from the drive as it was in ...
by Jaga
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to optimize my settings for best performances ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

Re: How to optimize my settings for best performances ?

I would recommend not enabling deferred writes unless you have a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) on the machine. There's the potential for some real havok on the drive data if the power cuts out or the machine bluescreens/crashes while there's unwritten data in the cache. If you do have a UPS on ...
by Jaga
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Use combined storage space
Replies: 2
Views: 2392

Re: Use combined storage space

Simply put, nope. A cache mirrors certain frequently-accessed clusters from the drive it was told to cache, so there's no additive property to the space. If you're looking for something that approaches this (but is far less of a "cache" per-se), Stablebit Drivepool has a "Pool SSD cache" feature tha...
by Jaga
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Report Bugs
Topic: Forza Horizon 4, crash on startup
Replies: 2
Views: 3537

Re: Forza Horizon 4, crash on startup

Have you tried clearing the cache, rebooting, and re-testing? It's possible for some reason the data in the cache got "dirty" and is resulting in the crashing. Also - are you overclocking your CPU or Memory at all? If so you can try reverting to stock clocks and re-testing. It is entirely possible t...
by Jaga
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Caching Options for Downloads Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 17394

Re: Caching Options for Downloads Drive

Yep, agree with ferrari on your new changes. Switching from a 2GB L1 to 8GB will dramatically change your hitrate, so give it full read/write on both caches. I'd still do a L2 given the size of your data set (500GB) to keep hitrate high. And it's a NVMe, which means the L2 will give very snappy acce...