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James Stockton

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I've seen drives where the read cache and write cache are disabled, or just the write cache is disabled. Don't know why it happens, but it would make sense for SR7 to check and enable them where needed.
 
SR will normally DISABLE any cache, you want to read/write to the actual disk, not just the cache. If you read from cache, you will not see any underlying disk issues.
 
If this were true caching would be solution to a myriad of disk issues and problems ;)
Sorry, bad phrasing on my part. What I meant was that caching might obscure any disk issues, not that it would magically resolve them. It is only if you really read from the disk itself you can be sure that it has correctly stored the data.