Hard Drive Cache size confirmation

Discussion in 'hardware' started by GroverH, Mar 29, 2010.

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  1. GroverH

    GroverH Registered Member

    May 10, 2006
    Massachusetts, USA
    How can you determine whether a SATA 3.5 disk has its advertised cache?
    Seagate ST3750528AS with 32mb advertised cache.

    Using a program such as "DiskCheck" shows this disk to have 0 buffers; whereas
    my Seagate ST320620AS shows that it has its advertised 16mb buffers.
    Is the program not reporting correctly or is the cache acually missing?

    I am trying to utilize a free program since it makes little sense to spend $35
    for a one time use just to confirm the presence of a vendor cache advertisement.
    The 750GB is installed as a 2nd internal disk on a XP Pro SP3 desktop.

    Any help is appreciated. So far, no response from Seagate.

    Response from Seagate is that the reporting facility on the drive is disabled from the factory so the reporting of 0 does not indicate the cache is nor working. If the drive passes their utility testing, then the cache is working correctly.
    Case closed.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2010
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

    Apr 25, 2005
    Along the Shorelines somewhere in New England
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