[QUOTE=wchris;2751236]Can you tell us what’s the size of your RAM cache ? is it a multiple of 4K ?
Did you try a smaller RAM cache size to get closer to VELOSSD ? (basically VELOSSD if now just MAXVELOSSD with a RAM cache of 0, but maybe they added a bug with new features, did you try previous versions like 22.214.171.124).[/QUOTE]
I use 2 GB RAM, which is the maximum for my personal license. Indeed I use 4K alignment. Decreasing it to 384 MB (which is the minimum allowed since the radio button to turn off RAM altogether is greyed out & disabled) does indeed make it somewhat faster, but still slower than VeloSSD. Using MaxVeloSSD 126.96.36.199 and VeloSSD 188.8.131.52. I threw away my older versions so I haven’t tested these. I can’t find a newer version than 184.108.40.206 but then the Web site desperately needs a thorough overhaul. To put it mildly. Well I found MaxVeloSSD 220.127.116.11 but it’s a half-baked version showing popup developer messages in German.
Another problem I forgot to mention is that MaxVeloSSD causes exceptionally long delays while rebooting Windows. I guess it’s synchronizing disk & cache or something. Sometimes it reboots after 10-15 minutes but usually I need to press the reset button.
Also I sporadically get an error message from MaxVelo: The start of the boot disk cache failed. The cache is automatically removed.:EB000006 0 0Configured for MaxVeloSSD SSD device is missing.Contact the Elite Support Bytes: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.elitebytes.com/Support.aspx
Both the disk & SSD cache volume with the cache file on it are visible and my hardware is working without any problem. I can reliably reproduce this error by attempting to us a striped volume as the cache volume. It creates the cache file and reboots. Calling up the MaxVelo GUI always gives me the EB000006. I haven’t reported this yet but I’m sure Elitebytes is monitoring this forum.
Again, VeloSSD 18.104.22.168 shows absolutely none of these problems. So I’ll simply take the loss of the money for the MaxVeloSSD license and continue with VeloSSD which works really, really great. In fact VeloSSD works so well that I’m still very satisfied