Server 2008 R2 - Disable write-Cache?


  • Good day

    Please would someone assist me, I am writing my 70-643 on Tuesday and have a question in my prep exam that I need a bit of clearing up:

    the question is as follows:


    Your network contains a server named Server1 that runs Windows Server 2008 R2

    You add a new 1TB Hard disk to server1

    You need to minimize the risk of file system corruption or loss on the new volume in the event of system failure.

    what should you do first?

    A. Initialize the disk as a GUID partition table (GPT) disk.

    B. Initialize the disk as a Master Boot Record (MBR) disk.

    D. Disable direct memory access (DMA) for the hard disk controller.


    the correct answer in the prep states C. Disable write cashing for the hard disk.

    If possible I would like to know why this is to be done? as I can see in other forums that data may become corrupted if the caching is not active and there is a system failure? or am I getting the wrong end of the stick.

    Your assistance is much appreciated.

    Kevin Dawson

    (South Africa)

    • Edited by Kevlee87 Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:12 PM
    Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:06 PM