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Subject: Re: harddrive cache + 8mb memory upgrade

Re: harddrive cache + 8mb memory upgrade

From: <>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 13:18:47 +0100 (MET)

this is a good idea,

- who on this list has such drive (or wants to buy one) ?
- how can the owners of such drive test, if the cache is possibly
invalidated (or not)
  when entering sleep mode.
  perhaps there is a "special" mode on that drives, which has to be set,
  the cache won`t get invalidated?

If such drive really exists and rockbox would support that - i would throw
out my
actual hdd and buy a now one - in a hurry :)


--- Weitergeleitete Nachricht / Forwarded Message ---
Date: 28 Mar 2003 19:16:41 +0000
From: Joaquim Carvalho <>
Subject: Re: harddrive cache + 8mb memory upgrade

> 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

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