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PD0805: SMARTDrive Version 4.2 Offers More Conservative...

Last reviewed: May 1, 1997
Article ID: Q100375

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The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft MS-DOS operating system version 6.0

Microsoft has created an Application Note titled "SMARTDrive Version 4.2 Offers More Conservative Disk Caching" (PD0805) that contains version 4.2 of Microsoft SMARTDrive, dated 6/9/93. SMARTDrive version 4.2 is provided as an alternative to SMARTDrive version 4.1 for those customers who want a more conservative disk cache and are willing to accept slower disk-write performance.

You can obtain this Application Note from the following sources:

You can obtain this Application Note from the following sources:

  • Microsoft's World Wide Web Site on the Internet
  • The Internet (Microsoft anonymous ftp server)
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL)
  • Microsoft FastTips Technical Library
  • Microsoft Product Support Services

For complete information, see the "To Obtain This Application Note" section at the end of this article.

THE TEXT OF PD0805

  Microsoft(R) Product Support Services Application Note (Text File)
 PD0805: SMARTDRIVE VERSION 4.2 OFFERS MORE CONSERVATIVE DISK CACHING
                                                   Revision Date: 6/93
                                                       1 Disk Included

The following information applies to Microsoft MS-DOS(R), version 6.0.

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Introduction

Microsoft offers SMARTDrive version 4.2 as an alternative to SMARTDrive version 4.1 for those customers who want more conservative disk caching and are willing to accept slower disk-write performance. The enclosed PD0805 disk contains SMARTDrive version 4.2 and SMARTDRV.TXT, which includes installation instructions and parameter descriptions. You can view SMARTDRV.TXT in MS-DOS Editor.

  NOTE: MS-DOS 6 Upgrade will continue to include SMARTDrive version
  4.1.

New Features

SMARTDrive version 4.2 includes the following new features:

  • A default option to write the contents of the write-cache to disk before returning to the MS-DOS command prompt after completing an MS-DOS command or exiting an MS-DOS program or MS-DOS-based application.
  • An /N switch that disables the default "write write-cache contents to disk" option noted above.
  • A new /X switch that disables write-caching for all drives.

TO OBTAIN THIS APPLICATION NOTE

You can find PD0805.EXE, a self-extracting file, on the following services:

  • Microsoft's World Wide Web Site on the Internet

          On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon.
          Click Knowledge Base, and select the product.
          Enter kbfile PD0805.EXE, and click GO!
          Open the article, and click the button to download the file.
  • Internet (anonymous FTP)

          ftp ftp.microsoft.com
          Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder.
          Get PD0805.EXE
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL)

          Dial (425) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL
          Download PD0805.EXE

For additional information about downloading, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q119591
   TITLE     : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online
               Services

If you are unable to access the source(s) listed above, you can have this Application Note mailed or faxed to you by calling Microsoft Product Support Services Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Pacific time at (425) 646-5104. If you are outside the United States, contact the Microsoft subsidiary for your area.


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Last reviewed: May 1, 1997
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