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Old 18th October 2003, 22:14   #11
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I thought one of the specifics of S-ATA drives was being able to hotswap it?

you need to disable write caching for it to work. Just tried it with a SATA HD on my P4C800. Works flawlessy , even when completely removing the HD from the system (sata + power).

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Does it decrease speed damatically?
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Copy 700mb to the same HD with write cache: 0min27sec
copy 700mb to the same HD without write cache: 2min30sec

BUT if you start multiple operations on the HD with write cache , then eventually it will also show the 2min30sec for the file copy.

Overall the write cache does improve the speed of the HD for general window usage, but for huge file transfers it does only show the first XXX Mb's before the cache is full and you revert to the "normal" speed.

I don't think you're going to hot-swap a system drive?
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ok, thanks for the info.
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Problem is that about 500megs of that file is still cached waiting for a free time to actually copy it.
Remove a drive at that time and yer screwed. (or crash for that matter)
 
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re-read my post please.. http://www.madshrimps.be/forums/show...3291#post43291

where do I point out that enabling cache is good on the plugNplay HD?
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Just pointing out that the 0.23sec is a "windows" number, and not a real figure.

Never claiming anything esle.
 
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