Improve your laptop hard drive speed

This tip has been around for a while but your risk data loss in a power failure if your computer isn’t on a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) is increased.   Because laptops have a battery, this can be an ideal setting.

  1. Right Click on Computer and select Manage
  2. Click on Device Manager
  3. Expand Disk Drives
  4. Right click on the hard drive and select Properties for that hard drive (you can also double click the drive
  5. On the Policies tab:
    Check Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device
  6. Hit OK and close the Device Manager

 

 

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3 comments on “Improve your laptop hard drive speed

  1. pherris says:

    DO NOT DO THIS.

    There’s a reason this is not enabled by default. Read what it says under policies and DO NOT do this. The only case where you should do this is if you have a storage controller with a battery backup.

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