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Windows 7: What is an Easier Way to Move Google Chrome's Cache to Another HDD?

28 Dec 2014   #1
RyougaLolakie

Windows 8.1 (z97 build - main) Windows 7 Premium 64 bit (x58 build - backup)
 
 
What is an Easier Way to Move Google Chrome's Cache to Another HDD?

I recently installed a 256gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD installed to my PC and I've been tweaking to optimize SSDs performance. Right now, I'm having trouble moving Google Chrome's Cache to a spare hard drive. Is there an easier way to do this without letting cache making unnecessary writes on the SSD?


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29 Dec 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I know of no good reason to move cache. But if you have your heart set on doing so take a read of this tutorial. Your ssd and ram should handle any cache you are getting without any problem.

From your specs.
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RAM Disk - Install for Browser Cache File Storage
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29 Dec 2014   #3
RyougaLolakie

Windows 8.1 (z97 build - main) Windows 7 Premium 64 bit (x58 build - backup)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I know of no good reason to move cache. But if you have your heart set on doing so take a read of this tutorial. Your ssd and ram should handle any cache you are getting without any problem.

From your specs.
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Memory 12 GB Corsair Dominator
By TurnkMonkey

RAM Disk - Install for Browser Cache File Storage
Ah ok! I read the tutorial and I have one question, does this required an unallocated drive in order for this to work?
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30 Dec 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I really don't know any more than what the tutorial explains because I have never done this my self. Like I stated in my first post; I know of no good reason to move cache.

Some member that has done this might be able to explain more than the tutorial does.
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30 Dec 2014   #5
RyougaLolakie

Windows 8.1 (z97 build - main) Windows 7 Premium 64 bit (x58 build - backup)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I really don't know any more than what the tutorial explains because I have never done this my self. Like I stated in my first post; I know of no good reason to move cache.

Some member that has done this might be able to explain more than the tutorial does.
Oh ok! Guess I have to try this out on my own then. Thanks for the link.
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31 Dec 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Why are you moving the cache. Having it on the SSD makes use of it's faster speed so Chrome runs faster. Moving it to a slower drive slows Chrome down.
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31 Dec 2014   #7
RyougaLolakie

Windows 8.1 (z97 build - main) Windows 7 Premium 64 bit (x58 build - backup)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Why are you moving the cache. Having it on the SSD makes use of it's faster speed so Chrome runs faster. Moving it to a slower drive slows Chrome down.
Yeah, but the problem is that if I use google chrome for a long time on the ssd, the writes have been increase and thus wearing out the cells of the drive. Now, to be honest, this is my first time owning the ssd and I optimized windows and Samsung magician to ensure the optimal performance and longevity of it. I even followed the websites on how to optimize the ssd.

While I've been done some researching, I realized that my motherboard has 2 6gbs sata 3 ports but they're from the Marvell controller, which most users despised it when running on SSDs and raid setups. I plug tthe ssd and hd don those. Yes, I'm using on an x58 motherboard which it's starting to become obsolete and don't have the funds on getting a new motherboard and cpu. Anyways, since the marvel controller doesn't support trim, I check the trim verifier and it's at 0, which means it's enabled from the os. I also used ssd life, hard disk sentinel, and crystal disk mark, and it shows that trim is enabled. Although it is uncertain whether trim is enabled through Microsoft ahci drivers or the ports themselves. I really don't want to install the Marvell drivers since I had troubles with them in the past when I post about the bsods I have which are relate to them thus reinstalling windows.

I also checked the alignment on the ssd and hdd and I'm positive that they're aligned which I use the disk part cmd and a calculator to check it. I also used as ssd program, and it shows both ssd and hdd shows "ok" on the left corner of the program window. So with that said, it's fine.

So yeah, moving the cache off the ssd seems like a good trade off disputed the slow speed on the hdd.
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01 Jan 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

1. You have reading old facts. SSD's of quality last a long time. They last as long as a hard drive if not longer.

2. Doing things like moving cache off the SSD does not help your system or speed up your system.

3. Seldom if ever does one need or want SSD's in Raid. Their is no advantage in 99% of users.

4. You are worrying to much about using your SSD. It's designed to be used. You have a Samsung 840 EVO SSD which is a quality SSD. Unless you get a bad Samsung SSD it will last longer than your computer and the hard drives you are using.

5. Just plug in your 840 and set it up using Magician and Windows 7 and enjoy them. That's it.

I understand your concern about Marvell Sata ports. They are junk. I have a Asus P6X58D-E motherboard and I use the Intel Sata ports. Marvell ports cause nothing but BSOD or other problems.

I have 5 SSD's and all I do is just use them. I don't baby them in any way. I just set them up using the manufactures Tool Box and use them. If I had to baby them I wouldn't of bought them.

The way the prices are going with SSD's (lower) I can't see me ever buying another hard drive unless for some strange reason I need to store several Gigs of data. I don't steal movies or music so I doubt I will ever need anything over 1 TB of storage.

On my system in my spec I use internal SSD, Hotswap SSD and a external SSD for back ups.
None of them have ever caused me a lick of problems.
The brands I use are Intel and Samsung because they have a great reputation for quality.
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01 Jan 2015   #9
RyougaLolakie

Windows 8.1 (z97 build - main) Windows 7 Premium 64 bit (x58 build - backup)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
1. You have reading old facts. SSD's of quality last a long time. They last as long as a hard drive if not longer.

2. Doing things like moving cache off the SSD does not help your system or speed up your system.

3. Seldom if ever does one need or want SSD's in Raid. Their is no advantage in 99% of users.

4. You are worrying to much about using your SSD. It's designed to be used. You have a Samsung 840 EVO SSD which is a quality SSD. Unless you get a bad Samsung SSD it will last longer than your computer and the hard drives you are using.

5. Just plug in your 840 and set it up using Magician and Windows 7 and enjoy them. That's it.

I understand your concern about Marvell Sata ports. They are junk. I have a Asus P6X58D-E motherboard and I use the Intel Sata ports. Marvell ports cause nothing but BSOD or other problems.

I have 5 SSD's and all I do is just use them. I don't baby them in any way. I just set them up using the manufactures Tool Box and use them. If I had to baby them I wouldn't of bought them.

The way the prices are going with SSD's (lower) I can't see me ever buying another hard drive unless for some strange reason I need to store several Gigs of data. I don't steal movies or music so I doubt I will ever need anything over 1 TB of storage.

On my system in my spec I use internal SSD, Hotswap SSD and a external SSD for back ups.
None of them have ever caused me a lick of problems.
The brands I use are Intel and Samsung because they have a great reputation for quality.
Old facts? Like those facts came out years ago? I understand that it was applied to the first generation of SSDs when I first read it. How come today's ssd's quality compared to the first gen ssds?

I also checked Samsung magician and checked virtual memory and it said that Samsung reccomend putting it on ssd and put 200 - 2000 virtual memory if your ram has more than 4gb on the ssd. Since the virtual memory was set on my 1tb storage drive, I'll put it back on the ssd. I mean, using virtual memory on ssd wouldn't wear the ssd, wouldn't it? I mean I really want to get the best of performance without much wearing. Since you have an ssd, which set of page memory would you suggest?

Sorry if I worry too much. You know how scary it seems when you taking care of expensive electronic equipment. ^^;

As for the Marvell stuff, indeed they are junk. Unfortunately on my case it is the only port that supports 6gbs on my motherboard. I mean, I really like to know if I put it on the ports I used on the 6gbs ports, would I still get benefit of trim command in windows with native windows drivers? I read that Marvell doesn't support trim. :X
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01 Jan 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Don't worry about your pagefile or any other memory. Just let Windows 7 manage all memory.

This isn't like XP that we had to tweak to make it work proper.
Windows 7 is fully capable of handling all memory.
Windows 7 will use memory as it needs it, where it needs it and when it needs it.
All memory vartual or otherwise should be handled by Windows 7 on the C partition.
I have tried all the things you are asking about. As far as I'm concerned it's all B/S.
You will not see things lasting longer or working faster.

I gave up a long time ago trying to out smart Windows 7 on such matters.

Of course it is your computer so you can do as you decide.
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