Optimizing external (USB) hard drives for performance on WinXP

I just found a really cool option on Windows XP for USB disks.  It seems that, if you go to the device manager and check the properties on an external (USB) hard drive, there is an option to optimize the drive for performance.  This means that windows will cache some data on the other drives to make the access faster. The downside is that you *always* should remove the drive using the proper "safely remove hardware" icon on the system tray.  But since I always did it anyways, it's a waste not make the drive faster :)Posted by email from nocivus (posterous)