If you want better performance of your SATA hard drives, simply enable write caching. Be careful! By enabling write caching, you could experience a loss of data or corruption if the machine powers off incorrectly.
Follow these steps to enable write caching.
- Click the Windows Vista Start Orb and type device manager in the Instant Search field.
- Expand Disk Drives and right-click on your SATA drive and choose Properties (Figure A.)
- Check Enable Advanced Performance from the Policies tab. (Figure B.)