Since it is not tied to the proprietary systems of a specific storage manufacturer, solid-state disk caches
typically have a superior array of configuration options.
Server memory is used as either a traditional disk cache
, as part of the cooperative cache, or as a discard cache.
In contrast, if all the data were in a disk cache
on the 3081, one could hope to reduce the runtime by 96.9 percent for writes and 96.9 percent for reads.
A faster hard disk, disk cache
, and optimal configuration of the computer (using the commands FASTOPEN, FILES, and BUFFER, for example) speed up disk-intensive tasks, such as large databases, more than a computer with higher speed.
provides a major performance benefit and is mandatory for most moderate to high activity subsystems.
TenXpert is a dedicated, standalone, multi-user, Novell, NT and UNIX, CD-ROM network server offering up to 36 GB of hard disk cache
that significantly enhances CD library performance.
Equipped with a CD-ROM network server offering a 9-GB hard disk cache
, users simply attach the system directly to the network for instant, simultaneous, multi-user access.
According to the company, the system employs a 1-GB hard disk cache
, often accesses CD data at 20 times the baseline CD-ROM speed, and serves both UNIX and PC workstations, making the TenXpert a near-universal network appliance.
I tested this program on a Leading Edge 386SX portable with a VGA LCD panel, 2MB of RAM, a 40MB hard drive, MS-DOS 5.0, QEMM 5.13 memory manager, Microsoft mouse with driver 7.04, and Microsoft's smartdriv.sys disk cache
Companies can reuse a single external disk cache
across the entire networked storage infrastructure.
When the same data is requested again, it is retrieved from hard disk cache
. The information stays in the cache until it is the last data requested.