CD-ROM Benchmark Program May Not Disable Read Ahead or Caching

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When you are using a CD-ROM benchmark program to test the file transferrate of a CD-ROM drive, the program may not disable read ahead and cachingfor the CD-ROM drive, which may result in an inaccurate measurement of thedrive's transfer rate
Disable read ahead and caching for the CD-ROM drive. To do so, followthese steps:
  1. In Control Panel, double click System.
  2. Click the Performance tab.
  3. Click File System.
  4. Click the CD-ROM tab and move the Supplemental Cache Size slider all the way to the left (to Small).
  5. In the Optimize Access Pattern For box, click No Read Head.

Article ID: 158904 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 01:38:00 - Revision: 3.0

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