01-10-07 - 1

I got my new enclosure, it's an "Acomdata" and so far I'm very happy with it, it's a lot quieter than the Lacie junker, and it has an actual hard on-off switch, not a push-button toggle (got I hate fucking push button toggles so much, I love the old hard switches on the back of computers that really gave a good thwack when you flipped em).

Anyway, I discovered something quite interesting. In the Windows Device Manager on the poperties of the external disk, you can either enable or disable write caching! The default is disabled (safe), which is why writes to the external disk are so slow. Of course if you enable write caches you can get corrupted data if you ever flip it off with the computer on or have a power outage. Hmmm....

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