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My ExpressCache eats 1GB of memory, is it normal?

I have a laptop with a 8GB SSD drive for cache, but I have it disabled because it eats 1GB of memory. As far as I know it's supposed that ExpressCache should return that memory to the system when its ...
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Expresscache doesn't show information or statistics

After installing Expresscache from scratch on a Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U3C), I ran eccmd -partition 1 (as drive 1 is the ssd) and I can confirm that there is a new partition created. However ...
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Use SSD to speed up programs on regular HDD

Is there a way to assign a part of an SSD as an automatic cache of often used files? I've read about Intel SRT but that seems to require motherboard support and turns 2 hard drives into 1, with the ...
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Using Intel Smart Response Technology (IRST) with Linux only?

I have an existing Fedora 20 installation and would like to use my newly bought 64GB SSD for acceleration purposes. Since I have a mainboard that supports Intel SRT, and RST with that, I was ...
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constantly writing files on SSD Win8 - RAMDISK versus disk cache?

I have an application that is constantly writing up to 8 x 15Mb files to disk (capturing video streams) with a new file being created each minute (and the oldest file deleted). The computer has a SSD ...
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Windows 7 freezes with high disk activity

I have a Windows 7 computer that I use almost exclusively for streaming video (Hulu in Internet Explorer, or recorded or live broadcast TV with Windows Media Center). Often the computer freezes for a ...
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ExpressCache not working after Windows 8 reinstall on Samsung Series 7 Gamer

I have a Samsung Series 7 Gamer laptop which came with Windows 8. After doing a reinstall of Windows, the ExpressCache software is no longer caching. Running "eccmd -info" shows me that the software ...
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Disable disk caching in Windows XP using the command line?

I've often wanted to create a really lean and optimized installation of Windows XP to use with VMware, disabling everything that's useless for the use case. I've used quite a few days with nLite and ...
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AHCI and write-caching

In the readme for an update to the Intel Rapid Storage AHCI Driver from Lenovo, they suggest that to improve performance I should turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on my drives. ...
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Unknown process using 50% of HDD periodically and slows down PC heavily

The PC is new, i3-3220 and with Windows 8 x64. Sometimes (couple days cycle) it starts crashing and slowing down instantly for no reason for like couple minutes. All programs stops, music stops ...
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create hibernation partition on SSD (The drive cannot find the sector requested)

I try to create hibernation partition on SSD for expresscache purposes, but get error message "The drive cannot find the sector requested. See the System Event Log for more information." See the ...
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What cache makes a file search faster for the second time exactly?

On Windows on a HDD partition with Total Commander, if I make a file search on the file system root e.g. C:\, it will take considerable time: it display as it walks the entire directory structure ...
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Why would ExpressCache.exe appear to be constantly using an external HDD?

I bought ASUS VivoBook S550CM with hybrid drive SSD/HDD. There are many pre-installed Asus utilities, ExpressCache included. Here is the problem: every time I connect any external USB HDD, the LED ...
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SSD Cache with FDE (TrueCrypt, BitLocker, etc) on Windows

I wanted to bring back an old question, but with a twist. It has been answered, how an SSD could be used as a caching drive for a larger, mechanical drive. What I am looking for is to have the same, ...
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Does extra hard drive cache make a difference for streaming video?

I am looking at the following two drives for a RAID device, which will be streaming normal things but also a lot of video: Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST4000NM0033 - hard drive - 4 TB - SATA-600 ...
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Reinstall windows 7 on HP dv7t 7000 - Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer's hardware

I am trying to install windows 7 ultimate on my new laptop. The laptop shipped with windows 7 home premium, and has two hard drives. It has a 750gb and 32gb SSD. It was using the 32gb as a cache. ...
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Dual boot new laptop win 7 / ubuntu 12.04 - 750gb + 32gb SSD

I have just purchased a new HP dv7t-7000 and I would like to run Windows 7 / Ubuntu. How do I setup the dual boot? Can I install both operating systems with an 8gb USB drive? Can I still make use of ...
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Why does an Intel RST RAID 1 array write faster with write-back cache disabled?

I have two HDDs (5900 RPM) in RAID 1 (mirror). I know, I know, it's painfully slow. I'm currently in the process of replacing them with faster drives, hence this question while I'm testing things. ...
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Linux on a SSD Cache [closed]

Machine: Thinkpad Edge with a hybrid HDD+SSD Cache (16GB) system. I had a dual boot on it - Windows 7/Linux openSUSE 12.2. Today after having some problems with partitioning -> grub -> partitioning ...
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Reinstalling Windows for ssd+hdd cache

I currently have windows installed on a small SSD with a TB HDD being used as a data volume. I want to use Intel's Smart Response Technology to allow the SSD to be used as a cache. Before I go ahead ...
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Ubuntu on an XPS 14 Ultrabook with mSATA cache and 500GB HD - how to partition for dual boot?

I am getting an XPS 14 ( http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-14-l421x/pd ) and I want to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. This thing has a 500GB standard HD and a 32GB mSATA that can be used as cache. Does ...
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Windows 7 update temp cache [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Installer using usb drive for temp purposes Recently I re-installed windows 7 to a 64GB SSD. However, I'm noticing a strange behavior. Windows updates are taking ...
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'cache swap' filesystem for SSD/HDD combo?

As we all know, Solid State Drives (SSD) are expensive ($/Gb) but they are quick to access. I'm wondering if there exists a sort of software-kernel-level 'cache swap' filesystem technology; the idea ...
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Does hard drive cache size matter in a RAID? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does hard drive buffer size matter? Ok, so not a RAID exactly, but I just bought a drive-less Drobo to use as raw storage for video/photo work and am now browsing hard ...
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Windows 7 Lagging with multiple disks

I have an EVGA SR2 build with two Intel Xeon X5680, 48GB ram OCZ Reaper HPC Series at 1600 MHz running on Windows 7 x64 Proffesional. My bootable hard drive is an OCZ Vertex II 120GB and I have an ...
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Is it possible to use one large SSD as both system disk and Intel Smart Response caching

I want to use a large SSD to install system on it and also use it for Intel Smart Response caching? Start with 120G SSD and 1TB HDD Take a 120G SSD and split it into 100G and 20G partitions. ...
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Disk cache: Preventing one process from grinding my machine to a halt?

I'm trying to run a very long and slow (but important) background process on my computer. It took all weekend and is still running. The problem is that this process scans dozens of GBs of disk files ...
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How to reduce or remove the need for filesystem checks

I am currently running windows 7 in a virtual machine. After several days of disk-intensive I/O, the virtual machine crashes and needs to run a filesystem check when booting the guest OS back up. (The ...
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System.ini on Windows 7?

AnalogX CacheBooster supposedly works on Windows 7 and allows you to change the system file cache size. I've found that it edits the C:\Windows\System.ini file with values like: [vcache] ...
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How to make Windows 7 machine allocate a lot of hard disk cache?

I am recording some game play capture (recording playing of PS3 or Wii) using a PC with Windows 7 and Hauppauge 1212 HD Recorder, and I have 4GB of RAM... is there a way to increase the size of ...