The F.A.Q is in rework / under reconstruction.

4/2022 Update on Data safety.


Frequently Asked Questions.


General SSD


1. Data Safety. Is my Data on the SSD safe ?
When the SSD S.M.A.R.T Status goes bad your Data is defintely no longer safe at all.
A 100% Data loss is typical for SSD´s.
Typically the computer BIOS will display a warning when turned on. Looks like this:
SATA Port 6 : *SSD product name*
S.M.A.R.T Status Bad, Backup and Replace
When the SSD goes bad when online, the Computer will freeze / stall.
This may happen a couple of times before the SSD fails finally.
2. Is my Data safe with Elitebytes caching Software ?
Our software is designed to behave properly when SSDs fail.
Since this can happen anytime, the Data on host HDD is always being held consistent / intact.
If you encounter BIOS warning, it is really time to replace the SSD.
You will need to pull the defective SSD from the computer and replace it with any other SSD real soon.
Then simply setup the cache on the replaced SSD just like on the one before.
With Elitebytes caching you will not loose your data when the caching SSD finally fails.
So this is definitely much better than loosing all Data when not using caching and your SSD finally fails.
With our caching, when SSD fails the System will simply fallback to work on the HDD only.

VeloSSD

MaxVeloSSD

VeloRAM

OLD (ca. 2015) Faq from here: VeloSSD FAQ
1.Is VeloSSD compatible with my hardware ?
Yes, because it works independently from a specific hardware.
To run VeloSSD you must have: an x86 or x64 Computer running Windows. At least 1 internal SSD (solid State Disk ) and 1 HDD (Hard Disk Device).

2.Will the start of the windows operating system be accelerated by the cache ?
Yes

3.Which operating systems are supported ?
VeloSSD is compatible with 32 and 64 bit versions of:
Windows® 10 20H2, 1904, 2004, 19H1, Redstone 1-5, Windows® 8.1 ,Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Server™ Standard - Datacenter 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2003

4.Are Multicore Cpus supported ?
Yes

5.Is there a size limit for the cache?
No

6.Is there a size limit for the storage Volume ?
No

7.What kind of storage volume can be cached?
Any kind of ntfs volume.

8.Is the number of disks limited ?
No

9.Is there a free trial ?
Yes

10.Can I buy the software?
Yes

11.Will the Swap file be cached ? Will paging be cached ?
Caching the Swap File is necessary for correct function.

12.Does the cache stay warm across reboots ?
Yes, the cache stays warm across reboots and speeds up the system start.

13.Will the cache loose data when a reset / power - off / hardware lock occurs ?
Ntfs syncs its metadata about all 10 seconds. VeloSSD adapts very close to that, so it has a transaction safety comparable to Ntfs.

14.Should i switch SATA Mode in Bios ?
Switching SATA Mode from Legacy to AHCI is not recommended while using VeloSSD Cache.
Best is to have AHCI on when you install OS. Only change when you know what you do.

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