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  1. #1
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    Dec 2009
    Dallas-Ft Worth, Texas, USA
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    What's (where's) The Cache?

    Here's a break from those difficult to solve problems. I've got a PC I built a year ago that's doing something I like. When I build a new system I'd like the feature in that one too.

    When I close Outlook 2007 I back up the PST files including some PST archive files from C: to my data drive D:. I use GoodSync to control the transfer. I am backing up about 3GB. The transfer takes place far faster than the receiving Hitachi Ultrastar 2TB drive can cache/write. Sometimes I see a transfer rate of over 1 GB/s; hardly ever less than 350 MB/s. The Ultrastar remains very busy for 10-15 seconds after GoodSync says the transfer is complete. The source C: drive is a OCZ VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G. I have 16 GB of DDR3 1333 RAM. My system components are detailed below.

    In what possible way could the caching be implemented? I would love to be able to set it up in a new machine to work the same way!

    Thanks - Dave

    CASE Cooler Master HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Mid Tower
    MOTHERBOARD ASUS P8P67 Deluxe LGA (P67 B3 Rev)
    CPU Intel BX80623I72600K Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
    CPU Heat Sink Cooler Master GeminiII S RR-CCH-PBU1-GP 120mm Sleeve
    DRAM 2x [8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BA1339] for 16GB total
    GPU ZOTAC ZT-40503-10L GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    PSU Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W
    DRIVE0 (O/S) OCZ VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 MAX IOPS Edition 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    DRIVE1 (Data) Hitachi UltraStar A7K2000 0F10452 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0GB
    DRIVE2 (Apps, Programs & Updates, Web site) OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    DVD Burner (Y) Sony Optiarc, Inc. AD-7260S
    BLU-RAY Burner (Z) Lite-On iHBS212 Firmware 5L09
    O/S Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Service Pack 1
    External Drive WD My Book 3.0 2 TB USB 3.0
    Keyboard Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Switch (Blue) Mechanical Keyboard
    Monitor NEC LCD2190 UXi LCD 'twist' tech 1600 x 1200 ppi.
    Printer Epson Stylus Photo R280
    BIOS 1850 (beta) 2011.07.04 update

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    St Louis, Missouri, USA
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    What are you expecting the caching to achieve beyond what is being done now?

    How do you have the Hitachi drive configured?


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