MS-DOS version (was: What's best to do?? classically speaking

From: Lawrence LeMay <>
Date: Fri Jun 22 14:06:36 2001

> On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, Cini, Richard wrote:
> > DOS5 != DOS6 differences:
> > SmartDrive disk cache
> Doesn't count. It was a seperate product that came with Windoze 3.10 well
> before 6.00 (and no choice whether to use it) Smartdrive caused MAJOR
> problems, which the drive compression got blamed for.

Really? I never had problems with Smartdrive on 286 and 386's. I remember
running a IBM-AT with something like 10 Megs of ram, and using about 6-8
Megs with smartdrive as a huge disk cache. Great way to make the system
run like a bat outta hell (well, hard drives were big and slow back then).

That was probably on a dos 3.3 system, maybe with windows 3.0

-Lawrence LeMay

> Had a few problems, but MOST of the problems that it got blamed for were
> actually the fault of SMARTDRV! It was a third party program (from
> Vertisoft after the STAC deal fell through), but there were significant
> mods to the OS itself to integrate it.

Hmm, of course we never used disk compression, so maybe thats why I saw
no problems and only major benefits to using Smartdrive.
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