09-01-2015 04:35 PM
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.
09-02-2015 02:50 AM
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
09-02-2015 10:15 PM
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.
09-15-2015 01:35 AM
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 ....
09-15-2015 11:11 PM - edited 09-15-2015 11:32 PM
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:
To enable OS files compression you do:
To disable OS files compression you do:
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.
09-18-2015 12:27 AM
@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 !