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Microsoft's SmartDrive 4.2. SMARTDRV.EXE version 4.2 optionally replaces version 4.1 included with MS-DOS 6.0. Has safer but slower write caching, writing to disk when programs terminate back to the DOS prompt.
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Microsoft’s SmartDrive 4.2. SMARTDRV.EXE version 4.2 optionally replaces version 4.1 included with MS-DOS 6.0. Has safer but slower write caching, writing to disk when programs terminate back to the DOS prompt.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
README.TXT 2958 1197 deflated
SMARTDRV.EXE 42585 11962 deflated
SMARTDRV.TXT 909 440 deflated

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Contents of the README.TXT file


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Microsoft(R) Product Support Services Application Note (Text File)
PD0805: SMARTDRIVE VERSION 4.2 OFFERS MORE CONSERVATIVE DISK CACHING
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Revision Date: 6/93
1 Disk Included

The following information applies to Microsoft MS-DOS(R), version 6.0.

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Introduction
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Microsoft offers SMARTDrive version 4.2 as an alternative to
SMARTDrive version 4.1 for those customers who want more conservative
disk caching and are willing to accept slower disk-write performance.
The enclosed PD0805 disk contains SMARTDrive version 4.2 and
SMARTDRV.TXT, which includes installation instructions and parameter
descriptions. You can view SMARTDRV.TXT in MS-DOS Editor.

NOTE: MS-DOS 6 Upgrade will continue to include SMARTDrive version
4.1.


New Features
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SMARTDrive version 4.2 includes the following new features:

- A default option to write the contents of the write-cache to disk
before returning to the MS-DOS command prompt after completing an
MS-DOS command or exiting an MS-DOS program or MS-DOS-based
application.

- An /N switch that disables the default "write write-cache contents
to disk" option noted above.

- A new /X switch that disables write-caching for all drives.


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