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on the OCZ forums for my SSD (in sig rig), I keep seeing conflicting answers, which is very annoying to a guy who wants answers rolleyes.gif
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It all depends on the drive in use. The write cach that Windows is enabling is not in software as one would think. It is simply enabling or disabling HARDWARE cache if present. If you have a A:UPS (or laptop) AND B:stable machine AND C:your drive supports it, enable it. If you meet A and B and are unsure of C, enable it. It will do nothing if your drive does not have a cache. If your drive DOES have a cache, then it will speed things up a bit.
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hmm lol. I just thought cache was bad on SSD's?
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hmm lol. I just thought cache was bad on SSD's?

Just the opposite. I use a software cache (FancyCache) of 4 gigs on my OCZ Vertex LE and love it. Great if you have the memory and reduces writes to the SSD (as of the latest version if write cache is on). Like I said prior, do so only if stable OS and power protected (and keep backups just in case as with ANY type of drive).
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