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Windows 7: Write-Caching - Enable or Disable

13 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Have you tried turning write cache off competely? Surely SSDs dont need it.

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13 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

Not yet. I have read conflicting information on it. I will try it for a week or two at some point. I am (amazingly) still working on my build so have it on the test bench still. When I set up as my main machine I will try it and see what happens. I don't think I will see a difference with my SSD.
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03 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Mine looks like this:

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Looks like half the page is missing.
Mine too looks like that... how do I fix this?
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03 Sep 2009   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Jaxel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but you cannot. It is dependant on what your hard drive supports on the available options. You can still turn write-caching on or off with those options though.
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15 Sep 2009   #14

Windows 7

does this option affect SDcard's performance? i have one thats installed permanently.. everytime i restart the computer it goes back to the "quick removal" settings again. anyway to make caching permanent?
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15 Sep 2009   #15

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Koren, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not that I am aware of for a removable storage device.

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15 Sep 2009   #16


An interesting read - Vista based :-(
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30 Oct 2009   #17

7 Home Premium x86

Great! My HDD was already set up to enable Write-Caching.

Thank you for this easy-to-follow tutorial, Brink.
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30 Oct 2009   #18

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Lucretius.
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03 Nov 2009   #19

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail

Found this little snippet of information regarding SSD.

"SATA drives can have NCQ (native command queueing) to increase performance by reordering I/O requests. If your SATA SSD supports it, then I expect there will be less benefit for smart caching by the OS, since the SSD is already trying to be clever."

This could be a good starting point whether to recommend write caching or not on SSD.
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