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Windows 7: Write Caching

27 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Write Caching

So, it's time I asked a question. I've got this awesome little 7eeePC you've probably read about as I babble on about it like a schoolgirl in many of my posts and I'd like to show of it's WEI score to convince folks it's not quite as castrated as some have insinuated. Only, the machine will not complete system assessment complaining about write caching not being enabled. I try to enable it but
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In order to shoehorn 7057 into under 3GB of space some things had to go. Like help. Can anyone tell me what that link there says or how I might fix this?




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27 Mar 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You could try to update the mainboard bios if there's a new version available. It won't definitely fix it to be able, but there is a decent chance. Also, the controller drivers should be updated to latest, if they are not already.
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28 Mar 2009   #3

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

the more information link?


it actually says not a thing baarod. dont think windows got around to that part..... but i'm on 7000
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28 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
the more information link?


it actually says not a thing baarod. dont think windows got around to that part..... but i'm on 7000
See! I knew it! Microsoft doesn't even know

They just don't want sevenforums members to know what a l33t WEI you can get on a $180 netbook and some m4d h4x0r sk1llz

I found some evidence that the Intel Matrix Storage Manager would allow write caching but to no avail -- each version I've tried fails claiming minimal hardware requirements not met regardless of the compatibility settings I run it under.
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28 Mar 2009   #5

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
See! I knew it! Microsoft doesn't even know

They just don't want sevenforums members to know what a l33t WEI you can get on a $180 netbook and some m4d h4x0r sk1llz
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28 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
Laugh now but when I get this solved I'll bet I get above a 3 overall and 6-7 on some tests which should put some $1000 laptops to shame!
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28 Mar 2009   #7

 

I had the same problem with my WEI & SSD on 7057 but on 7068 it's fine
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29 Mar 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
You could try to update the mainboard bios if there's a new version available. It won't definitely fix it to be able, but there is a decent chance. Also, the controller drivers should be updated to latest, if they are not already.
Updated BIOS from 703 to 804. Intel(R) 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C4 using Native Windows 7 build 7068 driver -- reluctant to change as it will update every other working driver. Do you know a way to update only the disk controller driver?

Also, the SSD appears to attach directly to the PCI-E bus rather than the ATA bus provided by the Intel chipset. That leads me to believe there may be a "hidden" secondary controller?
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29 Mar 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I had the same problem with my WEI & SSD on 7057 but on 7068 it's fine
My issue persists with 7068. What's your hardware spec?
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30 Mar 2009   #10

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Funny thing, well after I last posted, I realized that this concerns a SSD instead of a HDD. Anyhow, I suggested what I did about the bios because I had a motherboard which didn't let me enable write caching and that's the advice I found. Problem was that I already was on the latest bios. Then the board died. Replaced with what I have now in my specs (lol E-Bay new, $22 plus $11 shipping...best $33 I ever spent), updated to that board's latest bios and now I can and have it enabled (for SATA 150 drives).

Not sure about updating only one driver. I guess you can try extracting all of the drivers from an install package, then use the device manager to install just the new right driver you'd want from it. Manually create a restore point beforehand in case things go sour.
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