I’m having problems with a ReadyCache that I’ve installed a few days ago. I’ve experienced this twice now, with a manual “Clear Cache” in between.
First everything seems alright and the cache slowly fills up and after a few reboots I can see in the Cache Monitor that booting is lightning fast and that all frequently used apps are loaded from the cache. So far, so good. But then the problems start…
It seems that as soon as the cache partition is filled up, things are going wrong. First some of the cache *say 30% to 50%) is freed and then filled up again, according to the GUI bar. This is just about explainable by some garbage collection algorithm combined with the learning algorithm that maybe doesn’t have sufficient information yet.
Then, suddenly, *all* of the cache gets deleted and then filled again. Then the same thing happens again. And again. And again. Across reboots. Nothing seems to fix it. The machine is quite slow again, so whatever it might be caching it certainly isn’t what matters.
According to SanDisk SSD Toolkit I’m at about 3 Billion LBA sectors (= 1.5 TB) written now with only about 200 Million (= 100 GB) read, after 44 power on hours. While writing this forum post it had written another 20 GB to the SSD. That is clearly wrong. At that rate the drive is dead within the year.
This is a fairly standard Windows 7 64-bit desktop machine. There is no obvious background process activiity going on that might explain it. Even if the software wasn’t sure yet what to cache it still shouldn’t exhibit the behaviour that it does.
Any suggestions on what is going on here? Hurt me plenty with technobabble, I’m an IT pro.
Thanks in advance!