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May022007

Windows Vista: Speedup External USB Hard Drives

By enabling Write Caching you can significantly speedup external Hard Drives in Windows Vista.

To enable Write Caching for external drives in Windows Vista do the following:

  • In the Start Menu type “Device Manager
  • Under Disk Drives find your External Drive
  • Right-click on it and select “Properties
  • Go to the Policies tab and check “Optimize for performance
  • Click OK and reboot

Note: If you want to disconnect or turn the drive off yo should use the “Safely Disconnect Hardware” option in the taskbar, to make sure that you don’t lose any data.

Microsoft, Windows Vista, Speedup, External USB, Hard Drive, HDD, USB Hard Drive, Tips

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