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June 15, 2012 12:29:37 PM

hey guys just a quick question im using a wd 1tb sata hdd in my system ive just built and was previously using drive as usb mass storage now ive put it on-board was just wondering using window 7 64-bit in the drive settings ive enabled the rite caching shud i check the box that says turn off write cache buffer flushing?

i intend to leave this drive as an internal on-board drive will i gain perfomance if i choose to do this and if so wat are the risks?

thanks guys any help will be much appreciated cheers

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June 15, 2012 2:12:38 PM

If you are now using it as an internal drive, turn on write caching. Windows will be a little more responsive - better performance. The only risk is if the power fails during a disk write, but this would hamper the drive anyhow, so it's a wash.
June 15, 2012 2:35:00 PM

cheers mate but do i checck the second box bout underneath write cachin that says "turn on write cache buffer flushing too?