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Windows 7: Quick question about my External USB Drive

24 Jul 2010   #1
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 
Quick question about my External USB Drive

I have my WD 1tb drive permanently connect to the Rig and have no intention of changing that, just wondering if I tick the box marked in yellow in the graphic I will see much performance gain ?



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24 Jul 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
I have my WD 1tb drive permanently connect to the Rig and have no intention of changing that, just wondering if I tick the box marked in yellow in the graphic I will see much performance gain ?



Steve
Some but i t will be louder, and less secure for data. If you are just storing data on it and not using it for the OS, page file, or other read/write intense activity it wont make much difference.
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24 Jul 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi Steve, since you are already experiencing your rig with 6GB RAM, there'll be hardly any noticable difference.
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24 Jul 2010   #4
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok thanks Guys I will try it and see Nothing ventured nothing gained


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24 Jul 2010   #5
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Just wanted to add Guys that I enabled it and rebooted and it really does make a vast difference in speed


Steve
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24 Jul 2010   #6
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

If the better performance option is checked and the USB HD is always connected, would one have to use Safely Remove prior to shutting down the laptop? I understand that shutting down and manually disconnecting the USB HD are not the same but am curious as to how the OS will nterpret it. If writes haven't been made, would the OS force them prior to fully shutting down?
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24 Jul 2010   #7
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
I have my WD 1tb drive permanently connect to the Rig and have no intention of changing that, just wondering if I tick the box marked in yellow in the graphic I will see much performance gain ?



Steve
Some but i t will be louder, and less secure for data. If you are just storing data on it and not using it for the OS, page file, or other read/write intense activity it wont make much difference.
Huh? Can you please explain how enabling write-caching could possibly make the drive louder?
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