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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by swartzfeger, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. swartzfeger macrumors member

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    May seem like a silly question, but I'm curious... is there some sort of software interface that shows which files are being stored/cached to the nand/flash part of the drive?
     
  2. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Nothing that can be seen by the system or user. It is all controlled by the drive controller and built onto it.
     
  3. swartzfeger thread starter macrumors member

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    You confirmed my suspicion. Thanks.
     
  4. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Your welcome. It is designed in such a way that an algorithm caches the most frequently accessed sectors and data to the built in flash memory (called an SSD in this case) and if that flash memory fails at any time the drive fail safes back to a normal 7200 rpm drive so no data is lost.
     

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