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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-01-2015

Re: Will ReadyCache have a driver for Windows 10?

My upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 deluxe home 64 on a HP desktop with a 32GB Sandisk ReadyCache SSD worked flawlessly. First before I started the Windows upgrade I uninstalled the readycache software & driver. Second ran the upgrade to Windows 10. After the upgrade was complete I installed ReadyCache ver. 1.3.2 and every thing works as it should. I have been folowing this forum after my first attempt at the Windows 10 failed to work with ReadyCache and I went back to Windows 7 using a disk image that I made before the upgrade. I used EaseUS todo backup free to make a disk image. As for performance I see a definate improvement by using the cache. I hope that Sandisk will optimize the driver for Windows 10 sometime soon, but for now I am satisfied. With the prices of SSD disks falling I am planning to purchace one and the cache ssd will be no longer matter. 

SanDisk User
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎01-30-2015

Re: Will ReadyCache have a driver for Windows 10?


@RedCache wrote:

@infinidim & others with a working set up. I am curious to find out how its working out.

 

My EC setup seems to be working. Cache fills up. I see speed changes in apps.

But I am not so satisfied with boot speed.

 

There are two stages to boot up. First with the windows logo and circling dots. Then enter password to get to desktop when you also have circling dots. I am gauging bootup speed based on number of complete cycles of the dots on both stages. (A complete cycle = 2 cycles of the dots when the dots disappear before reappearing. Reappearance is the start of the next complete cycle).

 

--First stage takes two and a half complete cycles (Dots circling around five times+) (Doesn't feel like EC is working fully)

--Second stage takes around one complete cycle. At this tage EC seems to be working as I am jumping straight to desktop skipping an additional blank screen which was a third phase before EC started working.

 

How many complete cycles of the dots are you seeing with EC?


RedCache,

 

I am seeing very similiar things to you in boot speed.

 

I do have to say that the apps are running faster and also some of the operating system oprions as well  - Store is almost

instantaneous, Settings the same, Excel and Word are also very fast as well, Outlook is a bit slower but faster than not having ReadyCache working (think that is because of the loading of the "addins".

 

Hope this helps

 

Infinidim  Smiley Happy

SanDisk User
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎12-07-2013

Re: Will ReadyCache have a driver for Windows 10?

Yeah. If people's boot speeds are anything like mine, it can't be satisfying.

 

Part of the boot sequence is being sped up by cache and part of it isn't.

It seems obvious.

 

 

Newbie
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-26-2015

Re: Will ReadyCache have a driver for Windows 10?

Hi, is there an update now that we are into September...it was said that it'd release by end of August.

SanDisk User
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎12-07-2013

Re: Will ReadyCache have a driver for Windows 10?

Still nothing. No updates. Mid September. The software obviously needs to be updated. Its not fully functional in windows 10.
MrL
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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎08-17-2015

Re: Will ReadyCache have a driver for Windows 10?

Hi RedCache

 

I gave it up and installed a real SSD you might do the same since the prices are lower than ever.

It really RULES like a new 4 times faster PC with a boot time 8-10 sec. im an wery happy now ....

 

Regards MrL

SanDisk User
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎05-08-2013

Re: Will ReadyCache have a driver for Windows 10?

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Assuming you have a W10 system with ReadyCache working and fast boot enabled, there's a way to further decrease Windows load time if your system is suitable. Windows 10 can compress system files, and should automatically do it if it detects a small SSD as OS drive.

 

This uses a very light compression algorithm, and can also be used on a HDD, so that it needs to spend less time reading, with also the slight advantage of less cached lbas on the cache drive. The downside is a little extra CPU occupancy when accessing system files, but overall the decompression time of all of those acessed files to RAM can take less time than the slow hdd loading extra KBs. 

 

To verify current state, on admin prompt you do:

 

compact /CompactOS:query

 

To enable OS files compression you do:

 

compact /CompactOS:always

 

To disable OS files compression you do:

 

compact /CompactOS:never

 

Both enabling and disabling takes some time, and probably it's a very bad ideia to interrupt both processes. End the end, you'll be notified of the achieved compression ratio (usually close to 1.6:1).

To see results, you must give it time for ReadyCache to cache sensitive boot files again (three restarts after waiting some minutes after each to fill cache should do). After that, when the Windows own fast boot works in conjunction this compression, it can give you even faster boot times.

Not every computer is the same and, in some PC's where there's less CPU to spare, it can have a negative effect. But then, it's easy to revert.

SanDisk User
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎12-07-2013

Re: Will ReadyCache have a driver for Windows 10?

@MrL Did you end up getting a Sandisk drive? I highly doubt that after the experience with readycache, any of us would get sandisk drives.
MrL
Newbie
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎08-17-2015

Re: Will ReadyCache have a driver for Windows 10?

@RedCache - After this MAJOR failour from SANDISK i must say i lost my trust in the product, so i didn't look for it in the first place

i ended up with a KINGSTON V300 with 240gb and a 120 gb + i formattet my expresscache to a drive of 16gb SSD.

Used Acronis True Image 2014 to clone my HD to the SSD, then upgraded to Win10 = boot time of 8-10 sec.

under 20 sec. i have startet Chrome and loaded som news from the web = IAM A WERY HAPPY MAN !

Newbie
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-26-2015

Re: Will ReadyCache have a driver for Windows 10?

almost at the end of September, still waiting...and waiting...and waiting...