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Subject: Re: harddrive cache + 8mb memory upgrade

Re: harddrive cache + 8mb memory upgrade

From: Joaquim Carvalho <jdc_at_x64.com>
Date: 28 Mar 2003 19:16:41 +0000

On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 08:14, Björn Stenberg wrote:
> jdc wrote:
> > Do both sleep modes invalidate the cache?
>
> As far as I know, yes.
>
> However, the cache behaviour is not specified in the ATA specification so different brands might handle this differently.

It would be a good idea investigate this, there are
some drives with 16Mb caches which is 8 times the
jukebox RAM. Over 20 minutes of music without the HD
spinning up is an interesting thought even if we have
to spend 100 bucks for a new drive.
Joaquim
Received on 2003-03-28

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