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Using a spare SSD for Pagefile and caching

Q: Using a spare SSD for Pagefile and caching

Hi all,

Quick question. I have a spare Agility 2 64GB SSD doing nothing so I'm wondering if I can use it as a pagefile drive for my OS drive which is also an SSD drive.

*NOTE*

All the threads I've read about this have all been about using the OS drive whether it be an SSD drive or HD for pagefiling. I want to use a SPARE SSD drive to pagefile FOR my OS drive.

Is this even possible and if so, how do I do it?

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A: Using a spare SSD for Pagefile and caching

Yes, it is possible.

The general advice is not to do it, since it can shorten the life of the SSD because the pagefile is written to often and SSDs have their limitations in regards to that.

But things have gotten better: Taking a Hard Look At SSD Write Endurance - Slashdot

It's for you to decide. I say better to make sure you have enough system RAM (8 GB is starting to get into the "a lot" zone for 64 bit OS - on a 32 bit OS, 4 is "a lot".)

I see you have 24 GB of RAM installed. The pagefile still does certain things, but will be used much less than a system with say 4 GB RAM.

If you do it, make sure TRIM command is active in Windows.

All you would need to do is tell Windows to set the page file to the drive, while deleting the current page file. Nothing difficult.

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Hi,


Sorry if someone had asked this before, but I'm looking for a very specific answer. There are many threads of people asking about Win7 pagefile, but none talked about exactly what I'm trying to do.

In WinXP, I like to set my pagefile to the minimum size and then let it grow when needed. The XP pagefile will grow when needed and shrinks back down when not needed.

In Win7, the pagefile grows when needed, but it will not shrink back down at all unless I reboot the system. Is there any way to change this? Maybe a registry change to make the pagefile function like the XP version? Specifically, I set the pagefile to min of 16 meg and allow it to grow base on need. I would like it to shrink back down when there is less demand.

Thank you.

A:How do I customize Win7 pagefile to work like WinXP pagefile?

With 16 GB of memory, you don`t even need a page file.

I haven`t used a page file in over 3 years.

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Hello all,

I have a SSD which runs my windows 7 and other processing heavy programs and a secondary HDD which holds files. I've been reading up on making sure I can get the most life out of my SSD since there are limited read/write cycles on them. Therefore, I looked into moving my pagefile.sys from my SSD (C drive) to my HHD (F drive). I went into my virtual memory settings and said no paging files on my C drive and on my F drive, start at ~1GB and get to ~32GB max (I have 32GB RAM). Pagefile3 is a screencap of what my virtual memory looks like right now.

I then used WinDirStat to check if the pagefile was removed from my C and put onto my F. Pagefile1 shows my current C drive and shows the ~32GB pagefile on the C drive. Pagefile2 shows that my F drive has the 1000MB pagefile on it.

My question is, can I delete the pagefile on my C drive. I've done some searching and found that if windows doesn't see a pagefile.sys it freaks out and crashes often. So I just wanted to verify all is good before I go ahead and delete it.

Matt

A:Moved Pagefile.sys to second HHD and old pagefile.sys still on primary

Please post: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

What you have shown is good information and it appears that C:\pagefile.sys might just be an artifact, but disk management will say for certain.

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I just have a question about this. I got a vista home premium 32-bit gateway laptop. And I see the option to delete DNS Cache in CCleaner. All I'm curious about is, what is that really going to do? Anything major besides make my pages load .2 seconds slower?

A:DNS Caching

In general, it's not going to do anything other than force the system to go out and repopulate the cache as you surf the web.

Also, if the DNS Cache is "poisoned" it can prevent you from reaching a website that you want to go to.

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Hi all,

When you load a webpage, the files (images, ...) that the webpage contains will be downloaded. If the server hosting the webpage goes down while the files are being downloaded, then IE's Temporary Internet Files will contain partially downloaded files. When the server is back up and running, and you refresh the page, the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading, and will never be downloaded again. The webpage will never display the files that were partially downloaded, and the only way to fix this is to delete the Temporary Internet Files.

Other browsers do not have this problem. It looks like IE does not compare the file size in the Cache, to the file size on the server, but only compares the date, which is the same.

How to reproduce the problem (for developers):
-create a webpage that contains a big file (jpg, swf, or any file).
-on a client computer, clear the Temporary Internet Files, then start loading the page.
-before the file has time to finish downloading, stop and start the web server.
-look inside the Temporary Internet Files, and you will see a partially downloaded file.
-refresh the page, and the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading.

Note: I tried many different file headers, but it looks like whatever header you set for the file, even "no caching ..." headers, the problem always happens.

Mark

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Q: Caching

Hello!
Does anyone know if Avira implements any caching technology concerning the scanner? (real time or manual).
I cannot find any answer on the net..
 

A:Caching

Avira uses a cache.
 

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Which Gaming Case would you buy and why?

If you can, can you tell me if the "why" is because of first hand experience or reviews on some other site?

I am ready to pull the pin on a case since I seem to be having issues with high temps with the case I own right now and I am not handymand enough to dremmel the hell out of it to install more fans.

I have look, search, read and read some more but there are to many options and I will like to know what you guys use and how you like them so far.

A:If you had about 150 to 175 to spare...

Originally Posted by AstaLaVista


Which Gaming Case would you buy and why?

If you can, can you tell me if the "why" is because of first hand experience or reviews on some other site?

I am ready to pull the pin on a case since I seem to be having issues with high temps with the case I own right now and I am not handymand enough to dremmel the hell out of it to install more fans.

I have look, search, read and read some more but there are to many options and I will like to know what you guys use and how you like them so far.



antec 900 all the way, heres a few pics of my antec 900 and my temps right now

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Hi guys, my USB HDD started showing the 'delayed write failure' pop-ups so I changed the properties to 'Optimize for performance' and enabled write caching (previously it was set to 'optimize for quick removal').

Now the HDD wont show up in any PC, not in explorer / disk management ......i have rebooted, unplugged and waited, opened the caddy disconnected HDD and put together again but nothing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, there is about 250GB of stuff on it lol.
 

A:USB HDD and write caching

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So, it's time I asked a question. I've got this awesome little 7eeePC you've probably read about as I babble on about it like a schoolgirl in many of my posts and I'd like to show of it's WEI score to convince folks it's not quite as castrated as some have insinuated. Only, the machine will not complete system assessment complaining about write caching not being enabled. I try to enable it but

In order to shoehorn 7057 into under 3GB of space some things had to go. Like help. Can anyone tell me what that link there says or how I might fix this?

A:Write Caching

You could try to update the mainboard bios if there's a new version available. It won't definitely fix it to be able, but there is a decent chance. Also, the controller drivers should be updated to latest, if they are not already.

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Ok, so my hard drive in ACHI mode does not allow me to enable write caching but in compatibility mode it does.

Should I enable write caching?

Also this whole thing about memory loss is bugging me on what they are talking about. I have a laptop with a battery and mostly has power. But what if power were to cut off or it gets somehow unpluged, will my HD be corrupt? or would that "Word" document I was working on that was not saved be gone, everything else will be fine?

Thanks

A:Write caching

You can read this tutorial from Vistax64 on it. Basically, it's not recommended for laptops without a UPS. I believe if the power were to go out, only the temp. cache would be lost, so like your word document you were working on might be lost if it were to go out.
Hard drive speed boosts - Vista Forums
Also a tut on how to enable it with AHCI on, but I don't think it was relevant if you read all the comments in the tutorial.
Hard Drive Advanced Write Caching - Fix Cannot Enable - Vista Forums

But be notified that having it enabled has caused many to have a lower reported WEI score.
Experience Index. Low HD result

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...-your-wei.html

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Hi

I have a company network with 2 internal dns servers on 192.168.0.7 and 192.168.0.9.
Using DHCP.

2 problem Win7 clients.

When I run ipconfig /all on both it shows both DNS servers as expected 

We have a corporate server on AWS and it's IP address changed on Monday during a restart.
Shouldn't have but it did, so we are stuck with a new public facing DNS name for that server, so we updated the friendly CNAME record to point to the new address.

18 of our 20 internal clients, including Win7, 8 and 10 clients and Mac and Linux clients are all finding the corporate server now using the original friendly name.

But 2 Win7 clients are still not getting there.

On both, if we run
nslookup <friendly.domname.com>

It returns the name of of our primary internal DNS server (as nameserver) and the NEW IP address of the host address

So it seems that the client's base OS DNS lookup returns the correct IP.

If I paste that IP into either chrome or Internet Explorer, I get the correct website.

However, if I enter <friendly.domname.com> into either browser (and Firefox) a different website appears.

I can in Chrome test the dns resolver using chrome://net-internals/#dns which returns a list of addresses in chromes internal cache.
And I can flush that browser dns cache by clicking the "clear host cache" button

If I then try the same <friendly.domname.com> again, the cache list is re-populated with a bunch of urls acce... Read more

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Hey,
I have been looking around for information about using a onboard msata ssd as a boot drive for fast start up etc.
I have found information about loading windows directly to this drive (setting this drive as c and lists of ways to move the my music files etc to another partition so that when windows starts it only reads program information. However it sounds as if all or most programs would be saved to the drive not windows only.
Other information has described setting this up as a cache via srt with the cache automatically recognizing whats used most often and storing it there saving the issue of less frequently programs slowing it down.

Does anyone use this system? Do you know of a good msata ssd?
Is it possible to set up a drive as a boot drive and only store windows there?
Can you use onboard msata as a boot drive for windows and another small ssd for srt caching?

Sorry about all the questions a total noob to msata and ssd caching. My mobo will have srt / onboard msata capability and Id like to use it.
If a thread already exists about this please let me know what to search by as I haven't found anything on mSata here.

Thanks
 

A:msata caching

Found some more info about this pros and cons etc. If anyone interested stumbles across this. To high level for me though ive only ever had 1 hdd or sdd and used ext hdds at home and at work its all servers.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4329/intel-z68-chipset-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching-review/4

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163869
 

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With explorer. Copy a large, say 700mb file from folder a to b on a regular HDD, should take 10-15 secs right. If you watch resmon, disk activity, you will see write activity to the destination folder for almost a full minute afterwards. Anyone know what's going on here? I don't have restore (previous versions of files) enabled either.

A:Write caching or ???

Indexing perhaps?

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Hi,

We use a WPAD file hosted on a Websense appliance and use IE11 on Windows 7 x64.

We are seeing some performance issues with the Websense delivery of WPAD and have discovered that every computer is making a large amount of calls to the websense appliance to retrieve WPAD.dat. (Up to 1000 per machine in some cases)

We have worked with Websense and found that they were returning a 'no-cache' option in the WPAD response header. Via a patch we have had this removed.
However I still can't find a cached WPAD file on my machine that I am using for testing and have checked all the registry entries I can think of related to caching.
Does anyone have any ideas?

For reference, the WPAD.dat is (edited of course):
//
// Start of Script
function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
{
// Convert everything to lower case
var lhost = host.toLowerCase();
host = lhost;
//Local Networking Match
if (isPlainHostName(host) ||
shExpMatch(host, "localhost.*") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*.ourdomain.net") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*.local") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "127.0.0.0", "255.0.0.0") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "10.0.0.0", "255.0.0.0") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "172.16.0.0", "255.240.0.0") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "192.168.0.0", "255.255.0.0"))
return "DIRECT";
//Host Matching
if (dnsDomainIs(host, "*.partnerdomain1.com") ||
dnsDomainIs(ho... Read more

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How do i switch this off, its driving me insane. I am designing a webpage and when i make small modifications to the site or style sheet i have to clear the cache to actually see the changes. I have been through the options and can't find the setting.

How do i switch this stupid thing off!?
 

A:Firefox caching!?

Try in Firefox 2, Tools> Options> Advanced tab> Network tab, set the cache to 0.
 

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Hi,
My desktop is an old Dell.
Pentium III 667 MHZ
L667R - Dimension
256 K memory & 128 K memory = 325 total
Computer runs slow, what is the correct caching I should use?
Thanks, madheart
 

A:Correct Caching in xp

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Hello!

I am about to buy my SSD, but I don't know whether I can use the Crucial M4 64GB for caching, next to using it for my complete OS and a game (maybe two, 7 GB average). Because what I would like to do, is put my OS on it (Win7 64-bit) and the game. And then use (a part of) the space left (around 30GB, reserving 27GB for the OS and 3~4GB for the game) for Caching.

Will this work? Or can I only use the Intel SSD Caching on a empty SSD?

P.S. Someone told me I could only use ~20GB or 60GB for SRT Caching, I find this hard to believe, is it true?
P.P.S. Is it true I ought to put the SRT Caching to 64GB? Or would there actually be a difference if I would put my OS and Call of Duty 4 directly on my SSD?


Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:SSD SRT caching question

hmm; Personally I've never seen CACHING to be configurable.

Placing the pagefile.sys entirely on an SSD would seem doable . . .
 

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I have update accelerator running on ipcop proxy server set up and it is set to cache windows updates, sp3 and few other updates never completeley cache and just get bigger and bigger long after the offending PC has finished updating.

the extention of the updates with the problems is *.spf
 

A:Caching SP3 for Xp on proxy

Kept deleting and re-caching sp3. Finnaly worked ok. Same for some of the other *.spf updates. With others the problem is ongoing but I'm sure if I keep deleting and re-caching they will work eventually. If anyone has a more reliable solution I'd love to hear it.
 

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I have windows Vista home basic 32 bit operating system. Recently i installed IE9 ans now if i open a website after clearing cache it gives HTTP code 200 on fidddler then on second session it gives 304 for most of the request . My temporary internet file setting is "Automatic". I checked on temporary internet files and nothing is seen there. If i do the same in firefox 4 then on second request it doesnt give 304 and content is served from cache and i am able to see the content there in firefox cache.
1). In case of IE9 if content is not there in cache then how it is giving HTTP response code 304 (not modified)
2). Is there any other cache other than disc cache if yes then how can i see the content of that cache.

A:caching problem in IE9

I recently installed IE9 on my Windows vista home 32 bit. Whenever I open a website after clearing browser cache then on fiddler first time it gives HTTP code 200 for all requests. When i check on browser cache all gif, jpeg, js are cached and expiry time is 1 month. But when i open the same page it gives HTTP Status code 304 for gif, jpeg and js.
Not able to figure it out why it is not picking the content fron the browser cache. Temporary Internet Files setting in set to "Automatic".

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Hallo zusammen,wo finde ich bei meinem XPS 8900 die Einstellungen für den SSD Cache?
Gruß Peter

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Guys, hoping someone can help me out...

I'm experiencing a problem when I'm browsing, in that there are Mbs & Mbs being dumped into my temporary folders.

I normally use IE8, but have also used Google Chrome and they both react in the same manner.

Approx 10 mins of browsing, plus a round of Tiger Woods Online can see as much as 150 Mbs be left in either the Temporary Internet Folder or Internet Cache (depending on the Browser used).

I have to run CCleaner on a regular basis, to stop slowdown due to this.

Has anyne else seen this, or can anyone assist in rectifying?

Thanks in advance.

A:Caching Issue

There is an Advanced>>Security option under IE Tools>>Internet Options to Empty the Temporary Internet Files folder when closing the browser. Alternatively, you can reduce the space allocation for the folder under General>>Browsing History>>Settings.

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I have all my external drives set to "quick removal" option, so I don't have to use the "safe-removal" option.

On my internal drives, I have it set to "Enable write caching."

It says that a power outage could cause data loss.
Since I always use the "sleep" option, is this option safe?

Thanks,

Paul

A:Write-caching

Hello Paul,

Unless you have power outages often, then I wouldn't worry about it set like that.

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First Look At The Attached Pic...

I am in the middle of doing some e-bay sales on some parts I got at a steal.

I thinks its kinda cool actually, I never had so much good hardware in my possession

Heres whats there.....

5 AMD X2 4200+ 2.2ghz
1 AMD X2 4600+ 2.4ghz
1 Intel Pentium D 3.4ghz
1 Intel Pentium D 3.0ghz

THATS 19.6ghz OF POWER !!!!
WAIT THEY ARE DUAL CORE SO 39.2 GHZ !!!!!

8GB PC3200 DDR

6GB PC4200 DDR-II

3 Terabyte (3000MB) SATA 3GB/s hard drives.....

Not trying to impress anyone but I think its kinda cool lol
 

A:Spare Parts LoL tAkE a LoOk !!!

Wow thats a helluva deal... how much did you pay for all that?

P.S. something makes me think that that stuff doesn't work... to sell all that stuff at once is suspicious even for Ebay.
 

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I know my backup/spare pc is full of infections what should I do? I got the computer for free but I know its full of some trojans and some stuff? Where should I post? ANYWAYS I PLAN TO JUST USE RECOVERY DISK AS THERE ARE NO FILES OF IMPORTANCE BUT SOME MP3s, so could I backup the mp3s and then use recovery disk, will that solve the problem? I have been waiting until that other computer is healthy until I mess with this one. Now that the other computer is healthy I have no real desire to clean this one if I can just reformat it

and about the mp3s I realize I can put to my iPod so what is the easiest way to clear this up?

Thanks

A:IInfected spare

It's your decision...but if someone gave me an infected system...first thing I would do is eliminate everything that came on the hard drive, I would destroy any existing partitions and do a fresh, clean install of XP.Even if I know the types and extent of infections and system compromises such system might contain...I believe in starting with a "known good", as opposed to tryiing to "clean up" a "known not good."Others will have differing opinions.I'd forget about the .mp3s also. Theoretically, they might be safe..but malware is often not what it seems to be and I would see no point in taking the gamble.You might look at some of the topics Here.Louis

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does anyone out there have a crossfire motherboard and cpu for sale??
 

A:spare parts?

You are not allowed to ask that here?
You are also not allowed to do any business over this forum.
READ THE RULES!!!
 

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i get this on start up HP Battery alertThe system has detected the storage capacity of the battery stated below to be very low. for optimal performance this battery may need to be replaced. Primary (Internal) Battery (601) and in the HP PartSurfer it shows the Spare 657503-001 but not to buy.  

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hello ; i have lost my bios spare key and i cant get to my bios options ... my laptop is hp probook 450 g1 ..... could you help me please

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Hey folks. I have this spare machine laying around (AMD Athlon X2 5000+, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, GeForce 9500 GS) and I was wondering what OS I should put on it. It's not going to be an everyday usage computer but I don't know whether to make it a server or a media center. My primary machine has Win7 Pro x64 and my roommate's machine has Vista x64, and while 7 is obviously a fantastic OS, I wonder if something different might be better. Any advice?

A:Spare computer, what OS to put on it?

How about Windows Home Server?

If it does have a tuner card i would also vote for Media center and share what it tapes.

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how to buy a new hp battery in bologna, italy?

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Hi guys, a question about transferring parts from an old pc to a new one. I've recently bought a new Packard Bell 1605 imedia with 512 ram and 200gb hard drive. My previous pc is a several years old compaq with 256 ram and a 7gb hard drive, which I intend to keep as a back up. As it's just sitting there doing nothing, I wondered what parts I can transfer over to my new pc.

The 256ram is the obvious one, but I'm not sure if it would be compatable from such an old machine, also I only seem to see ram figures doubling ie 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, so would it be ok to have an "odd" ram figure of 768 and would it make a great deal of difference? And is it an easy task to perform, having never done it before?

Secondly, the 7gb hard drive - although the actual 7gb's won't make much of a difference to the 200gb's I've now got, is there a benefit to having a slave drive as well as a master albeit very small in comparison?

And a final, unrelated, hardware question, I occasionally receive a message in my sys tray telling me that the hardware wizard has detected new hardware (an unknown usb device) that would work faster if it was connected to a high speed hub/port, but I haven't installed anything - any ideas?

Thanks a lot in advance
 

A:Spare Parts

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Hi there

My parents computer suddenly stopped having access to the internet last night. The thing is, it does connect to the internet, however if you download something the download will only work for around 2-3 seconds before it freezes. Browsing the Internet takes hours to open websites (for example, i tried to open this website on their pc, but it took me >40 minutes just to log on). The actual PC is fine in itself, it isn't runnign any slower than normal speed, its just this problem with the internet. I ran ad aware and Search and destroy, it came up with a few things which i deleted but nothing changed. I've emptied the cache, cookies and temp files. also run > %temp% folder is empty.

I had a look at hjt log but im not too sure about this, i can see some faults sometimes, but not everything. I'll post a copy of the log at the end.

I'm wondering if maybe this i more of a hardware issue They say they have had the modem for nearly two years, and i spent 4 hours looking at it today but with no conclusion... please help!

Thanks a lot, here is a copy of the hjt log, they are runninf Windows XP Pro, internet explorer. Sorry if the version is out of date, i could not download a newer version on there PC unfortunatly.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 16:21:49, on 28/10/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
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A:Pleae spare a second to help me fix this ;;

Hi Ben

Would you be able to download the latest version to a floppy and run it on their system?
 

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I have a pavilion 15-e078ea, Product = E9J38EA#ABU,[personal information removed]
UK Model
 
I need a new base cover but can't find the part number or any replacement parts
 
Can somebody advise me on part numbers, How to order and costs please
 
Many Thanks

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Hello there everyone! I have a simple problem with a hot spare in my new server. I have an Intel s875wp1-e Motherboard and a SATA RAID set up with one hot spare. I am having difficulty in stalling the hotspare? Does anyone have any suggestions for me? How will I get the computer to detect the drive?
Cory
 

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Hi I have a HDD 250 gig 2.5 internal disk drive just lying around. I need an external drive and was about to go and buy one then it suddently occured to me that I can just use that as storage right?

All I need is a cradle and I am good to go right? No issues at all?

THanks! Also, just wondering if anyone knows of a portable version that I can buy, i.e. a cable that can attach to the old drive via USB?

Thanks

A:Can I use spare HDD 250 Gig as storage?

Is it a SATA or IDE 2.5 HD ? Inexpensive ext enclosures are available & I use a Tri-Head USB adapter to test extra HDs

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This is the problem I have:

On Windows Vista Business machine.
I have created 4 identical CDs. They all have the same volume label.
I'm not sure about any possible serial number that I have heard people talk about.

I became uncertain about whether they had all been created properly and decided to check them one at a time in the same drive.
After doing a file comparison of the 1st CD against the same set of files on the hard drive, I put the 2nd CD in the drive and did the same file comparison.
Instead of it taking a couple of minutes, it took about 10 seconds, which makes me think that Vista is caching the CD contents somewhere,
and when a CD with the same volume label is inserted it assumes it is the same CD and just uses the cached contents.
If I reboot the machine and try the 2nd CD again, the file comparison takes about 2 minutes again, which you would expect, since rebooting is going to clear the cache.

Although Googling this gave me a couple of people with the same problem I can't find any info on the caching, and in particular, on how to turn it off.
I don't think this has anything to do with the "Write Caching" which I did find in the DVD drive properties.
Does anyone know how to turn this caching off?

Many thanks in advance....
 

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how do i turn it off in BIOS? i'm trying to install an OS and blue error page saying i should turn them off... how?
 

A:BIOS caching and shadowing

Depends on the BIOS, enter the setup and look for them in Advanced Chipset Options.
 

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On another thread I had stated that there will be a performance hit if you turn off write caching for a SSD. But on second thought, I am not so sure any more.

What write caching allows (in my understanding) is to accumulate records in a buffer so that so that they can be written to the disk in one big swoop. That is an advantage on a spinning disk because all those records are written during the same rotation - and there is also only one seek for the arm.

I wonder though whether that brings the same advantage to the SSD where access time to any place is the same - and it is usually only 0.1ms. There would be an advantage if the records were written in larger blocks from the buffer because the SSD's write performance grows as the block size grows. But if records are still being written e.g. 4K at a time, there may not be an advantage.

Does anybody know whether the blocksize for the write operations increases with caching?

A:For the write caching experts

Hi whs - I see your point about the "write caching" and the SSD. Actually I think SSD's do write smaller blocks of data even faster than large sequential blocks so you could very well be right.

It would be interesting to run a series of tests with the "write caching" turned both on and off- Checking the Windows Disk WEI and checking the results of some of the disk benchmarking utilities (like HD Tune and ATTO).

At the moment I have my "write caching" turned on.

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hey there my laptop came with a seagate hybrid hard drive which has 20GB SSD... recently i did a clean install of windows but now i can't seem to figure out what caching software came with the seagate hybrid drive.. any help would be appreciated.. thanks!

A:what caching software does seagate use

It may not have come with any such software, I've never had to install any when going to a new drive. Have you checked with Seagate or the maker/vendor of the Notebook/Laptop? Basically put, cache is a memory module on the interface board on the drive, holds data temporarily while writing to the disk/s.

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I have a problem.
Isn't available policy of Performance Disk, and... write caching not working.
And I can not find its way to activate it from other side.
In the device manager, into the options of the disk, Performance Policy not appears. Before it was available in previous betas, but in this case it is impossible for me to activate the option.
Some form of activity? Thank you.

A:Problem with Write Caching :(

Help

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the superfetch feature has seemed to stop caching as much...

ive had fresh install of vista ultimate for 2-3 weeks now and Superfetch was filling the 1.5Gb spare RAM with cache data (as it does) , now its seemed to have stopped even though the service is still running...

right now its saying 450Mb cached and 900Mb free ???

Now i was testing it on and off when i first installed Vista to see what the fuss was about and most of the time when it was OFF it would still cache to about the same figures as above but most of the time it would end up filling all 1.5Gb cache (yes even when off)... NOW its been on 2 weeks running and filling up the cache quicker than normal (as its learning) but then from yesterday its stopped filling it right up??? why is this???

I did install Firefox Pre-Loader and have uninstalled it due to problems with firefox actually NOT opening - I doubt that would have affected it

THANKS
 

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Hey guys..

Just browsing the web on my laptop connecting wirelessly to my router in my apartment, when all of a sudden I get a login dialogue box called: "Squid Proxy-Caching web server".

I can't connect to anything because I don't even know that the hell this is.. Isit a virus??

How do I remove this thing?

Thanks guys,

Nick
 

A:Squid Proxy-Caching = ???

Was your connection setup to use a proxy server ?
 

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I have a dell laptop that will not clear the cache for browsing websites. The problem is that when I look at one of my own websites online, update the html page and then uploaded, refresh the page in internet explorer, the page doesn't refresh. No matter what! Clearing internet files, history and cookies. Rebooting... nothing works. (using xp and ie 6.0)

Any ideas of what to start looking for?

Thanks!
 

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Hi there everyone -

My situation's this: got a computer loading roaming profile, server is running Win2K.

As I log off on the computer, this is the error message:

EVENT TYPE: Warning
EVENT SOURCE: Userenv
EVENT CATEGORY: None
EVENT ID: 1525
DATE: 7/6/2005
TIME: 10:43:40AM
USER: CHDICKERSIN\aashraf
COMPUTER: JHUDCGFRK71
DESCRIPTION:
Windows has detected that offline caching is enabled on the Roaming Profile share - to avoid potential profile corruption, Offline Caching must be disabled on shares where roaming user profiles are stored.

For more information, see Hlep and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

So I went to the MS Support site and found this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;287566

BUT it doesn't solve my problem, because I don't have a share on a separate server, as the solution instructed.
 

A:[HOW TO] Disable Offline Caching

BUT it doesn't solve my problem, because I don't have a share on a separate server, as the solution instructedClick to expand...

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Where is your roaming profile coming from if not the server?

If your saying its on the server but is not shared then I would suggest to make it shared as it should be (not sure how its working if its not) and then go in to the caching and disable it.
 

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This is about the worst case I've ever seen of a crippled pc. When I first looked at this pc, there was only 177MB of free disk space out of 110GB. I installed the drive onto another pc so I could run a virus scan and I also ran malwarebytes. There were thousands of temporary files that I deleted and the trojan vundo virus was found and supposedly removed. There is now about 70GB of free space. I reinstalled the drive back into the original pc and it woks ok in safe mode. In normal mode, the disk still constantly caches. The wallpaper appears but the desktop icons do not appear. Below is the HJT log. Thanks for your help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:24:21 PM, on 7/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start P... Read more

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My home internet connection is slow and even disconnected.I have to frequently browse few site.How can I cache it and save to for future online or offline browersing so that everytime my web browser has not to download whole site.

I have tried increasing caching size of mozilla and have already used Httrack for this purpose.

I don't want to configure my PC as proxy or caching server!!

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Some months ago, I sent an email message to someone from Outlook, and the text of the message was simply "It works!"

I have several blogs I administer. They are wordpress sites. Sometimes when I try and access them, I get a blank screen with only the words "It works!"

I have tried a cache cleaner called CCcleaner, and done all of the other memory dumps that are available thru Windows.

This problem occurs across all browsers, I have seen it in Flock, Firefox, Chrome, Safara, and IE 8, so its definitely a problem within my system.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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