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by InquiringMind
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: A theory about a problem that has always existed
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: A theory about a problem that has always existed

RobF99 wrote: Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:43 am FYI, I did install Windows 10 and the problem no longer exists even with the drive as fragmented as it is. Win 10 writes it all very smoothly.
As an alternative to changing OS, a third-party File Copy Tool may alleviate that problem, if anyone else encounters it.
by InquiringMind
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: PrimoCache combined with tiered Windows Storage Spaces?
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: PrimoCache combined with tiered Windows Storage Spaces?

Welcome to the forums KaffeemitZimt, I'd agree with Support and suggest that your current setup seems (overly?) elaborate. In particular, data that is rarely used (or doesn't benefit from high read/write speeds, like media files) shouldn't be cached at all (your "Cold Storage" disks may we...
by InquiringMind
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: MS Malware Protection Copy Accelerator Utility
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: MS Malware Protection Copy Accelerator Utility

...The last thing we need is yet another accelerator that caches content from a drive competing with Primocache on some level... ...There are no official documents for these files and seems no one knows what this process is for yet. Indicated by their file name and description, we guess they are in...
by InquiringMind
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Submit Suggestions
Topic: Win 10 Compact feature: Better Compatible? compression!
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Win 10 Compact feature: Better Compatible? compression!

...if you use UltimateDefrag, you can just right click on folder and select defragment, and it will only defragment the files in that folder. I don't know of any other defrag ultility that will let you defragment just one folder CCleaner's Defraggler is one (free) alternative offering this. However...
by InquiringMind
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Submit Suggestions
Topic: L2 Striped Reading
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: L2 Striped Reading

The feature would not be complex as its just off loading read operations to the lower tier when the active time on l2 is 100%...similar drives have been tested before with Intel VROC raid 0, etc. Sadly they increase the latency by a decent amount. If Intel's VROC increases latency (with hardware su...
by InquiringMind
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Submit Suggestions
Topic: L2 Striped Reading
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: L2 Striped Reading

...raiding the 2 drives would results in lower performance... What type of RAID did you use for your testing? Windows software, motherboard or dedicated RAID controller card? Implementing this feature request would not only seem complex (each drive would need to be benchmarked to determine best spe...
by InquiringMind
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Submit Suggestions
Topic: Improved Cache Algorithm
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Improved Cache Algorithm

PrimoCache currently uses an LRU (Least Recently Used) algorithm to determine which blocks to discard when full. Older versions (2.x if I recall correctly) gave the choice between LRU and LFU (Least Frequently Used) algorithms. It would be interesting to hear from support why LFU was removed, as the...
by InquiringMind
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Full Boot Drive into RAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Full Boot Drive into RAM?

Steveb,

For storing a whole volume in RAM, Primo Ramdisk would probably be a better choice. You can run it alongside PrimoCache.
by InquiringMind
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Primo RamDisk
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Primo RamDisk

Blizzard1234, You specified above that you were running Windows 10 Pro - could you confirm if you are running the 32-bit or 64-bit version? (32-bit requires the correct PAE settings for Primo Ramdisk to function). Prior to your crash, what were you using the ramdisk for, and did everything appear OK...
by InquiringMind
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Using Primocache with Winbtrfs RAID0
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Using Primocache with Winbtrfs RAID0

Welcome to the forums Byolock, Could you post a screenshot showing the PrimoCache volume selection screen? The entries listed there could provide useful information. Also, what RAID level are you using? If you're running RAID-1 (mirroring) then reads and writes will only go to one drive (with the Wi...