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Performance Boost From Setting Different amounts of Disk Cache

The graphs below represent a performance comparison between different Disk Cache settings Disk Cache is set in the Memory control panel. Testing was done using MacBench 3.0 on a Performa 6300 with OS version 7.5.1 installed. Subsequent testing using version 7.5.5 showed little or no change in scores. Except where noted this machine had 16MB of installed RAM. MacBench profiles popular software programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Word 6.0 and QuarkXpress among a variety of others and applies these profiles to the various subsystems being tested. See this description of what MacBench tests and how. Longer bars equals faster performance. Only those tests that were affected by cache settings are shown. For an animated web page showing you how to set Disk Cache click here

Disk Cache  Comparison Graph

 

Disk Cache  Comparison Graph