Write caching

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by SC Tom, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. SC Tom

    SC Tom Guest

    OK, I'm turning to the experts here- if a notebook HDD has write caching
    enabled, and the power option is to turn the drive off after 10 minutes of
    inactivity, does it flush the cache before shutting down, or does it just
    shut down? I never really thought about it before, but the Intel update
    enables write caching by default on M6850-fx, whereas the previous driver
    would not allow it to be enabled.

    SC Tom, Jul 19, 2010
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  2. SC Tom

    Ben Myers Guest

    Flushes the cache, then shuts down... Ben
    Ben Myers, Jul 20, 2010
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  3. SC Tom

    SC Tom Guest

    I thought that was how it worked, since it wouldn't be too safe NOT to flush
    it, but decided to err on the side of caution and ask.
    Thanks, Ben!
    SC Tom, Jul 20, 2010
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