Even if you prefer overclocking, Softick Cache will be good for you because it increases overall
performance by optimizing file and database access routines, which are not affected directly by
overclocking utilities. In other words, despite of any installed boosters and overclockers,
Softick Cache will always add more speed to your handheld.
How does it work?
You probably know that all modern Palm devices can access expansion cards, or have built-in flash
disks. In most cases, built-in flash disks also used by Palm operating system to store and access
programs and databases which were formely stored in dynamic memory. This solution brings more
safety and leads to less power consumption, but also it is slower. Many Palm users noticed increased
response time of the most applications on the newer models, this effect appeared exactly because of
slower storage memory access.
At the same time, availability of high-capacity SD cards made them more popular for keeping personal
data, applications, games, music and video. It is clear that increased card data transfers made
lack of transfer speeds more evident.
After number of investigations, Softick team developed an intelligent solution which utilizes faster
dynamic memory to remember most frequently used data, accessed by the system and applications.
As indicated by our investigations, there are many duplicated and non-aligned requests to the Palm
flash memory and expansion cards, so it was definitely reasonable to implement required read
and write optimizations.
First our tests executed on the preliminary versions proved right approach and effectiveness of
such solution. Now you can download Softick Cache by yourself and estimate performance growth by
analyzing cache statistics.
||Palm OS 5.0