Lattitude D630 Flash Cache Module

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Lattitude D630 Flash Cache Module

  • We just received a new Lattitude D630 with Bios A02. The Bios has an enabled entry under the Onboard Devices section for a Flash Cache module. We cannot find any references on Dell.com or in any documentation regarding this device. (if it exists)
     
    How can we tell if indeed this module is installed in this new notebook?
     
    Further, can you please provide information regarding this device and it's intended purpose.
     
    Thanks in advance for yout timely and informative replies.
     
    Regards,
     
    TrinityServicesGroup
  • TrinityServicesGroup, thank you for bringing your question to DCF.
     
    Flash Cache Modules will only be included with the system if the unit shipped with Microsoft Vista and the "Hybrid Hard Drive" option was selected at the time of purchase. The BIOS setting for this device is set to "Enabled" by default, this doesn't indicate that the unit has the module.
     
    Basically, the FCM for the D630 is designed to be used in tandem with an AHCI enabled SATA HDD to retrieve frequently accessed data from the FCM instead of having to go back to the hard drive, which saves time and battery power.
     
    Mike.


    Message Edited by DELL-Michael B on 08-09-2007 03:23 PM

  • Michael,
     
    Thank you for the quick reply. The Hybrid drive was not available at the time of this unit's purchase. Is it available as a part via our Premier interface? If yes, what is the part number.
     
    Regards,
     
    TrinityServicesGroup
  • The HDD can be found here. Remember that you need Microsoft Vista to access it's capabilities and the HDD must be set to AHCI in the BIOS.
     
    Mike.

  • The device in question has Vista Ultimate and the re-install DVDs came along in the shipment per normal. The device is intended for an Executive's use. As we all are aware Executive demand the latest & greatest. (even though they'll never use most of it unfortunately)
     
    Order placed.
     
    Thanks again for the great service.
     
    TrinityServicesGroup
     
  • My pleasure!
     
    Mike.