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Saving Memory by adjusting your CD-ROM Cache

By: Arie Slob

If you don't use your CD-ROM player that often, your system might be assigning memory for it's cache which you could reclaim. Here is how:

  1. Right click on My Computer
  2. Select Properties
  3. Select the Performance tab and click the File System button
  4. Select the CD-ROM tab
  5. Note how much memory you are assigning to the CD-ROM cache and adjust as you would like

The Minimum is 64KB (No read-ahead selected and the slider to Small) and the maximum is 1238KB (Quad-speed or higher and the slider to Large).

Saving Memory by adjusting your CD-ROM Cache


Optimizing DVD File System Performance

Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs) uses the main file system cache (VCACHE), and there are no performance settings for end users to change.