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by InquiringMind
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: PrimoCache Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: PrimoCache Settings

If you really want to speed up your HDDs, then you'll need to consider L2 caching (and sacrificing some of your NVMe space for that). However, 1TB of NVMe should be enough to accommodate programs and documents for most people, leaving your HDDs for data where speed is not important, e.g. image backu...
by InquiringMind
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Replacing the DDR4 sticks while PrimoCache is still active
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Replacing the DDR4 sticks while PrimoCache is still active

Welcome to the forums Kevin,

Pulling out any motherboard component (memory, CPU) while your system is running is very likely to damage it. If you cannot switch off your system (for whatever reason), then you shouldn't make any hardware changes.
by InquiringMind
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Advice please

There will be some registry keys left behind to ensure that people can't just uninstall/reinstall to get another trial period (and these use illegal characters to prevent their removal using RegEdit or similar tools). These should have no effect on performance though. It's likely that you are more a...
by InquiringMind
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Help explaining write cache
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Help explaining write cache

...if any write cache is configured (e.g. anything else but 100% read cache), newly created files are not visible to other computers on network, just on a machine that created it... If an existing file is changed (with write caching enabled), are the changes then visible from other computers on you...
by InquiringMind
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Prefetching drive order
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Prefetching drive order

RobF99,

How about running separate cache tasks for your C: and D: drives, if you have a good idea of how to split memory between them? You can then enable Pre-Fetch on both caches but enable the Boot option on the C: cache task only, so it (pre)loads sooner.
by InquiringMind
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: New Purchase Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: New Purchase Questions

Glad to be of help. There is a configuration discussion thread, but that seems to have been hijacked by RAM uber-geeks. :) The biggest decision is whether to use L1 and/or L2 caching. L1 should be used if you have RAM to spare (which seems to apply in your case - if you're maxing out at 20GB usage o...
by InquiringMind
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Submit Suggestions
Topic: [Support OS] What about supporting Linux?
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: [Support OS] What about supporting Linux?

GNU/Linux is totally different from Windows so a "PrimoCache for Linux" would effectively be a new product, which would then have to offer support for multiple GUIs (KDE, Gnome, ICEwm, Enlightenment) and potentially interact with multiple file systems (Ext 2/3/4, ReiserFS, ZFS). In additio...
by InquiringMind
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: New Purchase Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: New Purchase Questions

eBoostr has similar licensing restrictions but is also not currently developed (the most recent version, 4.5, was released in 2012). It doesn't offer many of PrimoCache's configuration options (cache block size, read/write settings, pre-fetch/delay write for the RAM cache) though it does allow you t...
by InquiringMind
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: New Purchase Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: New Purchase Questions

Welcome to the forums Cpjet64, Enmotus Fuzedrive looks very similar to PrimoCache's L2 cache feature (which uses an SSD to store most frequently used data from an HDD) - PrimoCache also offers a L1 cache where RAM is used to cache SSD/HDD data for faster performance still (this does duplicate Window...
by InquiringMind
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Advice please

...How do you Trim without it? Virtually all SSDs do background processing, clearing out erased data. I've run a RAID array for several years on Windows XP (which has no TRIM support) using SSDs purchased back in 2011 (Crucial C300s and Samsung 470s) without any noticeable loss in performance. You ...