I have 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black running off of my motherboard's ASmedia PCI-E GEN. 2.0 6.0 Gbps SATA port. The motherboard is an Asus Crosshair V formula with an AMD FX-8150 CPU and 32GB of Corsair Dominator 9-10-9-27 DDR3-1866 RAM.
I do a lot of media encoding, gaming, mathematical ( eg. Mathematica ) research, RTL logic design ( Xilinx ISE 13.4 ) and programming ( especially compiling/building ).
These are my current settings :
Are these settings optimal for my hard drive and usage?
Might anyone have some suggestions about what I can tweak to maximize my cache performance? ( besides buying an SSD as L2 )