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Tips to Improve Data Storage Performance in Windows

Tips to Improve Data Storage Performance in Windows

 Who doesn't want to have a computer with good performance? It seems that in this modern era, there are many technologies that have high performance and can be easily obtained. One of them is data storage technology that can adjust the storage speed. Now in this edition, we will discuss tips for using Disk Write Caching in Windows 7 which can be useful for improving data storage performance.


Getting to Know Disk Write Caching


Disk Write Caching is a feature that improves system performance by providing write caching on a device. The advantage is that the application can run faster because in the process the application can continue to run without waiting for data to be written to disk.


Suppose we have a file to be written on disk. When we save it, Windows will make a note that we want to save the file to the hard drive. This information is temporarily stored in Windows memory and will write files to the hard drive later. After the file is actually written to the hard drive, the cache will notify Windows that the file has been written to the hard drive and the cached file can be safely deleted.


Disk Write Caching Via Explorer


Usually the Disk Write Caching feature is active by default, but if you feel you haven't activated it, you can activate it in the following way:

 1. Open the computer drive through Windows Explorer, then right-click on the partition and select properties.

 2. The drive properties window will open according to the partition we selected. Open the Hardware tab and select the properties button. Drive Properties

 3. Navigate to the Policies tab and tick the Enable write caching on the device checkbox. Enable Cache

 4. Click OK to end the configuration.


Disk Write Caching via Device Manager


Almost the same way can be done through the Windows device manager. Open the device manager and select Disk Drives, right click and select properties.


Via Device Manager


Go to the Policies tab and check the Enable write caching on the device checkbox to enable it. The difference with the previous method is that we enable caching for the entire drive, whereas previously we did it one by one on each partition.


Disabling Disk Write Caching


To disable the cache, all you have to do is uncheck the Enable write caching on the device section and then click OK to end the configuration.


Disable Cache


After being disabled, the computer usually runs a little slower because the entire process of writing data is directly carried out on the hard drive.


Closing


Disk write caching is very useful for improving the performance of writing data on the drive. So when the computer's performance feels slow, try to check whether this feature is active or not. Hope it is useful.

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