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Howie411

Can any test program identify a 32 meg cache?

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Bought the new Seagate 7200.11 500 gig drive with 32 meg cache, the two programs I tried HDtune and some other both listed the cache as 0 bytes. When I asked Seagate about this they told me most programs can't read that so they just roll over to 0.

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My 7200.11 also shows a 0 byte cache with HDTune. Others have mentioned this also. This pretty much confirms that the problem is with HDTune and not the drive.

I have another issue with the 7200.11 500GB drive that I'm not sure is specific to my disk. This issue is described in http://forums.storagereview.net/index.php?...rt=#entry247586.

I'd greatly appreciate it if you would perform the benchmark I cited and post your results.

Edited by ToddLC

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Lavalys Everest is able to identify the cache of a HDD, in addition to a zillion other things about your system

This is incorrect. I am using Everest Ultimate and it reports the drive cache as "unknown". My drive has firmware SD15 on it.

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