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Windows 7: Write-Caching - Enable or Disable

23 Jun 2010   #30
snowonweb

Win 7 x64
 
 

I just wanted to add that I have had problem with Western Digital External HD (book looking one) and Patriot USB flash memory. While both claim to work with Windows 7, they do not unless properly configured. My WD hard drive kept disconnecting every couple seconds with numerous AutoPlay windows poping up. Then Windows claimed it would perform better if plugged in into USB2.0 port even though it was plugged into USB2.0. Same goes for Patriot USB memory. After hours of troubleshooting, reinstalling drivers. I narrow it down to these Policies check boxes. I mean I reinstalled drivers. I looked into USB power settings, I reinstalled USB drivers, even reinstalled windows. So if you have frequent disconnects or slow speeds with your external device, these two policies settings are the option to look into first.


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08 Jul 2010   #31
Orgasmatron

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi, I have a question , I use my PC for gaming , and I use a Raid 0 configuration, the question is, itīs better if I enable the write-back cache or leave it disabled?

Thanks for your help....
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08 Jul 2010   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Helllo Orgasmatron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's usually best to have write-caching enabled for better performance.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Jul 2010   #33
Orgasmatron

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks Shawn for your quick response, one thing , enable this feature on the HHD donīt decrease the performance in the games ?
Because, if I enabled this , I donīt gonna have all the Cache for the game.
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08 Jul 2010   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It shouldn't, but you can always disable it if it does.
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08 Jul 2010   #35
Orgasmatron

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ok Shawn, sorry for asking so much, I use Intel Rapid Storage, so I just need to enable the write-back cache form Intel software, or in the HHD Device Manager to ?
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08 Jul 2010   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It no problem at all. You can do it from either location. It doesn't matter.
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08 Jul 2010   #37
Orgasmatron

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for help, I appreciate it.
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09 Jul 2010   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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19 Sep 2010   #39
Sammy888

Windows 7
 
 

Is the performance boost noticable on a SATA HD with the caching enabled? I'm seeing 29/200 on HD Tune as the number of unsafe shut down count.
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