Jan 312008
 


Windows Vista reads from a cache on your hard drive and writes directly to the hard drive, bypassing the cache. Reading and writing from your hard drive’s cache is much faster than from it’s platters. When you enable advanced performance on your hard drive it reads and writes from your hard drive’s cache making some operations faster.

Caution: It’s only recommended to enable advanced performance on laptops or computers with redundant power supplies or battery backups. If your computer suddenly looses power you could corrupt or lose data.

Enable Advanced Performance option with the following procedure

Click start>Right-click Computer>properties

Click Device Manager on the left pane

In the Device Manager window Expand Disk Drives

Right-click a hard drive under Disk Drives and select Properties.

Click on the Policies tab and Check off Enable advanced performance click ok

Restart your computer.

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  3 Responses to “Enable advanced performance in Vista for SATA Hard Drives”

  1. you are a tool, honestly, this is the quickest way to render your filesystem inoperable!

  2. You sir, ibanez, are a moron.

  3. “Windows Vista reads from a cache on your hard drive and writes directly to the hard drive, bypassing the cache.”

    That statement doesn’t make any sense at all. Windows Vista issues writes to the hard drive (actually, to the disk controller), and what happens after that is pretty much up to the controller and hard drive.

    Vista can read data from its own buffers in computer memory, but it does NOT read “from a cache on the hard drive and write directly to the hard drive”. Writing data from the hard drive cache to the hard drive platters is the job of the hard drive itself.

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