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by InquiringMind
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: About Defer-Write and the risk of data loss on power outage
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: About Defer-Write and the risk of data loss on power outage

Greatest problem with defer-write is out of order writes. This is what causes greatest issue... Haven't out-of-order writes been a feature of NTFS since its inception, plus disk interfaces like SCSI? (with features like elevator seeking and write queuing). PrimoCache may add an extra level with Def...
by InquiringMind
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: High CPU Usage w/ Level 1 Cache
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: High CPU Usage w/ Level 1 Cache

Just to echo Support's response, you can expect to see higher CPU utilisation since (a) PrimoCache results in memory being accessed more often and (b) with increased speed, you have a higher rate of filesystem overheads (gathering together fragmented files, updating file metadata, checking file acce...
by InquiringMind
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: PrimoCache Settings
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: PrimoCache Settings

I'd agree with Jaga's smaller block size recommendation (512KB is pretty large and will be particularly wasteful if you are accessing lots of smaller files). 16-32KB should be more practical. Assuming you have Windows and all your program files on NVMe (and keep the HDDs for non-speed critical tasks...
by InquiringMind
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Still not sure if to buy PrimoCache
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Still not sure if to buy PrimoCache

Welcome to the forums SylverCheetah53,

I'd recommend against posting personal information publicly (here or anywhere else) and would suggest you remove the above screenshot containing your name, address and email before it gets harvested by spammers.

Regards.
by InquiringMind
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Report Bugs
Topic: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD
Replies: 17
Views: 9588

Re: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD

Welcome back, Jdante87. Long time no see ;) Your dump file seems to indicate storport.sys as the cause, which is a widely-used high performance storage driver . If you have had any recent Windows updates relating to file or disk system drivers, rolling them back may help (certainly check the driver ...
by InquiringMind
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Primocache Prefetching from HDD and not SSD?
Replies: 16
Views: 1357

Re: Primocache Prefetching from HDD and not SSD?

It could, but that relies on the L2 cache being current and correct (and there are a number of cases why this may not apply on system startup). Loading pre-fetch from the original data is the safest option and provides an extra opportunity for PrimoCache to check L2 (whether it actually does so is ...
by InquiringMind
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Primocache Prefetching from HDD and not SSD?
Replies: 16
Views: 1357

Re: Primocache Prefetching from HDD and not SSD?

I don't understand why it can't be prefetched from L2 though. It could, but that relies on the L2 cache being current and correct (and there are a number of cases why this may not apply on system startup). Loading pre-fetch from the original data is the safest option and provides an extra opportuni...
by InquiringMind
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Report Bugs
Topic: Win7 Hang while L2 filling up.
Replies: 17
Views: 1294

Re: Win7 Hang while L2 filling up.

...But in the end it was related to - too low tRRDS; tRRDL; tWTRS; tWTRL timings... If you are making amendments to your UEFI/BIOS for these settings without knowing exactly what you are doing, then you are very likely to encounter memory problems whatever RAM you use. I would suggest you use a sta...
by InquiringMind
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Submit Suggestions
Topic: "Love by People"?
Replies: 1
Views: 439

"Love by People"?

Romex's website has a section near the bottom titled "Love by People" followed by personal testimonials. Since the proper English on this would be "Loved by People", this does rather shout "non-English company" (which is true, but perhaps undesirable). A better, more fa...
by InquiringMind
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Report Bugs
Topic: Delay in prefetching cache at windows boot
Replies: 16
Views: 10535

Re: Delay in prefetching cache at windows boot

...I'm just encrypting my data against a physical theft... In that case, there should be no problem. I don't think the pre-fetch file is high-risk from an encrypted volume standpoint - it doesn't contain cached data, nor does it list file/foldernames (so I presume it is just block numbers). But any...