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by InquiringMind
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to choice best device for caching. and others...
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: How to choice best device for caching. and others...

Sorry about the delayed reply. The disk errors do look significant and I would suggest checking your Event Log for any hardware errors (also try running chkdsk after a few days without PrimoCache, since they could be the result of a long-running hardware fault that has only now become visible). Give...
by InquiringMind
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to choice best device for caching. and others...
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: How to choice best device for caching. and others...

unfortunately I can neither add nor replace an SSD. You certainly should be able to swap your HDD for and SSD (using appropriate software to clone your system across) and that would be the best way to improve performance (plus adding more RAM). On the homepage, in the presentation of "primocac...
by InquiringMind
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to choice best device for caching. and others...
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: How to choice best device for caching. and others...

Welcome to the forums, Einstein1969 PrimoCache offers 2 types of caching - L1 uses RAM and is the fastest (though it will overlap with Windows' own file cache). L2 needs an SSD and should only be used for speeding up HDDs. In your case, you don't appear to have enough memory to be able to benefit mu...
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: 217

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: 163

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: 346

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: 731

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: 211

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: 211

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: 186

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...