Using one L2 storage disk for multiple drives

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DARKKi
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Using one L2 storage disk for multiple drives

Post by DARKKi » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:08 pm

Just started using PrimoCache after i heard good things about it and so far i love it! But i have few questions though.

Right now i use 8gb read/write L1 for my boot/windows drive which is speedy nvme SSD. Is it recommended to have it as read/write or only read or write?

Other question is that can i allocate defined amount of space of one L2 Storage disk i have to two or three Cache tasks? I mean that can PrimoCache "detect" that same drive is being used for multiple tasks and not just trash the disk with lot of simultaneous commands and hurt the speed?

I know that i could add whole drive for all these 2 or 3 drivers but then i could not control invidual drives size and cluster size. as two of these drives are for downloads i would only need 50gb cache for each one as other one has constant net downloads coming to it so having deferred writing with high latency. Other drive is data drive where i would only need max 50gb deferred write-caching with really large blocksize. And the last drive would be where my games are which would have 100gb read/write cache with 4k blocksize.

Sorry, English is not my primary language so i hope i made sense :]

edit: added more info.

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Re: Using one L2 storage disk for multiple drives

Post by support » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:13 am

DARKKi wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Right now i use 8gb read/write L1 for my boot/windows drive which is speedy nvme SSD. Is it recommended to have it as read/write or only read or write?
For the system drive, you may use read/write caching. And if the system drive doesn't contain any personal data and well backed-up, you may enable Defer-Write which will increase writing performance a lot and reduce writes to target disks.
DARKKi wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Other question is that can i allocate defined amount of space of one L2 Storage disk i have to two or three Cache tasks? I mean that can PrimoCache "detect" that same drive is being used for multiple tasks and not just trash the disk with lot of simultaneous commands and hurt the speed?
Yes, one L2 storage volume is able to support 16 cache tasks.
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