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by InquiringMind
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Help a Newbie Install. Will give MONEY!
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Help a Newbie Install. Will give MONEY!

I actually have a ton of 3rd party programs that probably conflict with each other and slow each other down. But, what should I do if they all help my work flow? For example, I use PhraseExpress, AutoHotkey, and other programs that make macros so I have a feeling they are slowing each other down. B...
by InquiringMind
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Other payment methods
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Other payment methods

That's a shame - any plans for a replacement? BMTMicro have been pleasant to deal with from a consumer perspective - whereas Cleverbridge, Plimus and PayPro Global have been utterly dire.
by InquiringMind
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Caching HDD with SSD, settings wrong ?
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: Caching HDD with SSD, settings wrong ?

Recent Seagate Barracuda drives are using Shingled Magnetic Recording (see ArsTechnica: Buyer beware... and this related Slashdot discussion . If this applies to you, then you want to avoid small writes to that Seagate Barracuda at all costs. As such it may be worth using only part (say 50%) of your...
by InquiringMind
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: new with Romex
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: new with Romex

I'd suggest the exact opposite, give everything to the OS! If the HDD has movies only then there is little point in delivering content any faster than the maximum required playback speed, which would be a maximum of 80MB/s for H.264 Level 6.1 (4K/8K UHD) , which your RAID setup should be able to han...
by InquiringMind
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Risk of Data Loss with Defer-Write on SSD cache?
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: Risk of Data Loss with Defer-Write on SSD cache?

Slightly less ideal but also satisfactory is the following: 1. When there is a write, it is first written to L1 RAM cache. 2. The write is considered complete once written to RAM. 3. Quickly afterwards (~1 second), the data starts being written to SSD. (Writing to HDD will either be concurrent, or ...
by InquiringMind
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Pagefile on hybrid disk
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Pagefile on hybrid disk

...Are you working on resolving this limitation as I have just recently upgraded to the pro version only for this reason... I work around this issue by using two ramdisks: a standard one for the pagefile only , the pagefile being set to a fixed size and the ramdisk sized just large enough to accomm...
by InquiringMind
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Help a Newbie Install. Will give MONEY!
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Help a Newbie Install. Will give MONEY!

Welcome to the forums CeramicsMaker, Given this is a vendor-specific support forum, this isn't really the place to ask for comparisons with rival products. I would say from my experience that Primo Ramdisk is the most fully featured in terms of offering multiple types of ramdisks (including hybrid, ...
by InquiringMind
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Other payment methods
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Other payment methods

There is already another payment method via RegNow which Romex, for some reason, never chose to publicise.

The pages to use are:
https://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/pri ... egnow.html
https://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/pri ... egnow.html
by InquiringMind
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 4gb ram system
Replies: 3
Views: 3230

Re: 4gb ram system

Windows does do its own file-caching, and that file cache will shrink and free up memory for other applications if needed, whereas PrimoCache will not. So for systems that are relatively limited in memory, I'd suggest not bothering with PrimoCache at all and just letting Windows do its stuff.
by InquiringMind
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Setup Advise
Replies: 1
Views: 1875

Re: Setup Advise

You don't mention your host OS, but if it is a version of Windows, then you have a choice of running PrimoCache on the host OS (to speed up disk access generally) or within the guest (to speed up the VM only). Best advice here is really to assess your maximum memory usage with the VM (either using T...