Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

JGZimmerle: RISC OS does do disk cacheing, it's just not the best in the world, that's all.

Windows does not access the disk for fun. Under VRPC on a correctly configured machine, one would expect the disk access to be little more than under RISC OS on an ARM based machine.

However, due to the more modern cacheing algorithms on the PC side, and the fact that they interact with the cache on the drive so much better than the RISC OS implementation (think of the temporal dynamics of the drive what are in the various caches, and how this relates to read-ahead caching and the speed at which a machine can empty that cache), one might propose that an action such as loading an application like OvationPro under VRPC actually subjects the drive to more physical stress than under RISC OS.

Granted if you go back to Windows and load a 200MB graphic into PhotoShop on a 128MB machine it's going to thrash like hell, but doing the same in PhotoDesk would give similar results.

 is a RISC OS Userstdevel on 14/12/03 11:02AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • South East 2007 show report
    News, views, gossip and photos
     35 comments, latest by Pete on 06/10/08 10:51AM. Published: 20 Oct 2007

  • Random article

  • Organizer author sells kit, ponders open source
    Chris Morison continues earlier GPL pledge
     Discuss this. Published: 2 Oct 2007

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "We accept Drobe likes to be [controversial], no problem there - but a sinister pattern has appeared over the past year or so"
    Page generated in 0.0432 seconds.