ExpressCache

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ExpressCache is a Windows-based SSD caching technology developed by Condusiv Technologies and licensed to a number of laptop manufacturers including Acer,[1] ASUS,[2] Samsung,[3][4] Sony,[5][6] Lenovo,[7][8] and Fujitsu.[9][10] ExpressCache is also bundled with some SanDisk products[11][12] such as ReadyCache;[13][14][15] SanDisk currently holds an exclusive ExpressCache license for stand-alone storage products.[10]

A test by PC Pro of the 2011-launched Samsung 700Z, which included an 8 GB SSD and a 7200 rpm hard drive, showed a reduction of five seconds in boot time with Windows 7, when ExpressCache was enabled.[16] Another vendor's demo at Computex 2011, involving a laptop also equipped with an 8 GB SDD, showed a boot-time reduction of about ten seconds.[11]

A test by CDRLabs of a stand-alone 32 GB SanDisk ReadyCache product, which was added to a quad-core desktop (Core i5-2400 CPU) equipped with a 7200 rpm hard drive, found a reduction in boot time from 25 down to 14 seconds, but found no significant improvements in random read/write tests.[15] Another similar test of a 32 GB ReadyCache product, conducted by HardOCP, found a reduction in boot time from 52 down to 13 seconds.[14] Yet another test by Expert Reviews found a boot time reduction from 48 down to 35 seconds.[17]

A criticism against ExpressCache in PC Pro was that it "isn't very configurable. You can't, for instance, install an application of your choosing there."[16] PC World France noted that the ExpressCache software bundled with ReadyCache has a limit of three computers on which it can be activated; their reviewer also expressed dismay at SanDisk's choice of using MLC flash on a caching product.[18]

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  1. ^ AnandTech | Acer R7 Review: Something Different
  2. ^ Driver & Tools: ExpressCache
  3. ^ Samsung unveils Series 7 notebooks with ExpressCache - TechSpot
  4. ^ Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch 13-inch Review | Windows 8 Laptop Reviews
  5. ^ Sony VAIO T14 Ultrabook Review - Out With Express Cache In With DataPlex For SandForce Driven Speed | The SSD Review
  6. ^ ExpressCache Driver(Condusiv) Update version 1.0.98.0 : Download : Sony Middle East & Africa
  7. ^ Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p review | PC Pro
  8. ^ ExpressCache software is not installed on ThinkPad and ThinkPad Edge systems with mSATA SSD device
  9. ^ Hands On: Fujitsu Lifebook U772 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
  10. ^ a b SanDisk SSD Technology Chosen for New Fujitsu Line of Ultrabook Computers | techPowerUp
  11. ^ a b Diskeeper ExpressCache halves Windows boot time | Crave - CNET
  12. ^ SanDisk First To Tackle OEM SSD Caching Solution - Computex 2012 Update | The SSD Review
  13. ^ SanDisk announces 32GB ReadyCache for Windows: $55 at Amazon, keep your existing HDD
  14. ^ a b HARDOCP - Specifications - SanDisk ReadyCache 32GB SSD Review
  15. ^ a b CDRLabs.com - SanDisk ReadyCache Solid State Drive | Reviews | All-Pages
  16. ^ a b Samsung 700Z Chronos review | PC Pro
  17. ^ "Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB review". Expert Reviews. 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  18. ^ "Test du SSD ReadyCache de SanDisk". PCWorld.fr. 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2014-05-13.

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