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by InquiringMind
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Primo RamDisk
Replies: 11
Views: 233

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: 81

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...
by InquiringMind
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Primo RamDisk
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Primo RamDisk

Support will doubtless pick this thread up, once the working week starts. Do you have any idea why your PC crashed (any clues in Event Viewer, etc) and how long after the install of Primo Ramdisk did it happen? Have you previously installed any other ramdisk? As a last resort, I have listed Primo Ra...
by InquiringMind
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Primo RamDisk
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Primo RamDisk

Using Device Manager, try right-clicking on the Primo Ramdisk Controller, select Update Driver, then choose "Install software automatically". If that doesn't work then try disabling and re-enabling the controller, then re-running the Primo Ramdisk application. If it still returns the same ...
by InquiringMind
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Primo RamDisk
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Primo RamDisk

Welcome to the forums Blizzard1234, First of all, did Primo Ramdisk work initially and then stop - or did it never work on your system? If it worked initially: Which version of Windows are you running? If Windows 10, have you enabled Core Isolation/Memory Integrity? (if so, you need to disable them)...
by InquiringMind
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: New here. Here's setup, what more do you suggest.
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: New here. Here's setup, what more do you suggest.

About the block size, I was under the impression it should match your actual block size of the drives. It shouldn't be less than the NTFS cluster size used on the drive (it can be, but you'd see no benefit). Matching the cluster size means that PrimoCache will only read (and write) exactly what the...
by InquiringMind
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: New here. Here's setup, what more do you suggest.
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: New here. Here's setup, what more do you suggest.

With that size of L1 cache, I'd suggest a larger block size (32-64KB) - this will reduce index size (and associated memory overhead). The index has to be checked with every disk block read or written, so a large index can have a negative effect on performance. PrimoCache does benefit from increased ...
by InquiringMind
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: SD Card transfer rate
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: SD Card transfer rate

I'd agree with Jaga - PrimoCache should work with volumes in card readers (assuming you've set up a cache task for them) but simple file copying doesn't benefit much from caching - and without further details on the external drive (HDD? SSD? USB1/2/3? eSATA?) it's tricky to pinpoint the bottleneck. ...
by InquiringMind
Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Stat Confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Stat Confusion

"Cached read" refers to the overall amount (L1+L2) while the L2 storage read is the amount from L2 cache only. So in your case, almost 50% of the data read came from either L1 or L2 and 33% came from L2.

See PrimoCache Manual: Performance Terms for more details.
by InquiringMind
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Free Cache (L2) seems too small?
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Free Cache (L2) seems too small?

Welcome to the forums EmeraldMonkeyPaw, You should only expect to see the full amount reported as free at the very start of caching. Having only a small amount left means that your cache is being properly utilised - try Stopping the cache task to see what effect that has on performance. Deleting/rec...