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

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

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