Flash cache compatibility is Crucial to the Momentum of adoption
Subject: Storage | November 6, 2017 - 03:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: crucial, Momentum Cache, NVMe, Crucial Storage Executive
The SSD Review noticed something very interesting in the latest update to Crucial's Storage Executive software, the Momentum Cache feature now works with a variety of non-Crucial NVMe SSDs. The software allows your system to turn part of your RAM into a cache so that reads and writes can initially be sent to that cache which results in improved performance thanks to RAM's significantly quicker response time. If you have a Crucial SSD installed as well as another NVMe SSD and are using the default Windows NVMe driver, you can set up caching on the non-Crucial SSD if you so desire. Stop by for a look at the performance impact as well as a list of the drives which have been successfully tested.
"Crucial’s Momentum Cache feature, part of Crucial Storage Executive, is unlocked for all NVMe SSDs, or at least the ones we have tested in our Z170 test system; the key here, of course, is that a compatible Crucial SSD must initially be on the system to enable this feature at all."
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