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FFB 0.9

Flush cached writes to disk

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 15 April 2017
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Downloads To Date: 138
Developer: Uwe Sieber
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FFB
Flush cached writes to disk

Run a program which writes to disk and the changes won't necessarily be saved immediately. Windows holds them for a short time in its write cache, then applies multiple writes in succession to improve performance.

While that's a smart speedup move, it can also cause problems, for example if you unplug a removable device before all the changes have been saved.

FFB is a tiny portable tool which tells Windows to flush the write cache of one or more storage volumes immediately.

The program accepts multiple drive letters, drives or mountpoints, then uses a standard Windows call to write any cached changes to disk. Examples:

FFB C
FFB C D E
FFB C: D: E:
FFB C:\ D:\ E:\
FFB C:\CardReader\SD
FFB \\?\Volume{16b5dd59-158f-11e1-b349-00166f0dc865}

There are also switches to dismount the drive as well (an "eject" action, effectively), optionally forcing a dismount by closing any open handles.

Verdict:

A handy drive accessory for geeks.

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