Buffer / Media tool box
Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:25 am
In MediaToolBox, can we change the buffer for a disk without loosing any data ?
If you mean the number of buffers setting then yes you should be able to change that without losing anything.Scriptjester wrote:In MediaToolBox, can we change the buffer for a disk without loosing any data ?
Why not use C:Addbuffers?Scriptjester wrote:In MediaToolBox, can we change the buffer for a disk without loosing any data ?
ADDBUFFERS - Command the file system to add cache buffers.
ADDBUFFERS <drive> [<n>]
ADDBUFFERS adds <n> buffers to the list of buffers available for
<drive>. A buffer is a temporary storage area in memory. Allocating
additional buffers makes disk access significantly faster. However,
each additional buffer reduces free memory by approximately 500 bytes.
The default buffer allocation is 5 for floppy drives and usually 30 for
The number of buffers you should add depends on the amount of extra
memory available. There is no fixed upper limit, but adding too many
buffers can actually reduce overall system performance by taking RAM
away from other system functions.
If a negative number is specified, that many buffers are subtracted
from the current allocation. The minimum number of buffers is one;
however, using only one is not recommended.
Thirty buffers are generally recommended for a floppy drive in a
512K system. The optimal number for a hard disk depends on the type and
size of your drive. Normally you should use the default value
recommended by Media Toolbox. As a general rule, you can use 30 to 50
buffers for every megabyte of RAM in your system.
If only the <drive> argument is specified, ADDBUFFERS displays the
number of buffers currently allocated for that drive.
Add 25 buffers to drive DF1:.
1> ADDBUFFERS DF1: 25
DF1: has 30 buffers
Display the number of buffers currently allocated to drive DF0:.
1> ADDBUFFERS DF0:
DF0: has 20 buffers