This is a config.sys command. It tells FreeDOS how many disk buffers it should allocate.

where p is the number of primary disk buffers, in the range 1-99.


   The number of secondary disk buffers, in the range 1-8.


The default setting depends on the amount of conventional memory your system has:

Memory (KB)                Primary Buffers           Secondary Buffers
    < 128                           3                         1
  128 - 255                         5                         1
  256 - 511                        10                         1
  512 - 640                        15                         1

Increasing the number of buffers can improve the speed of programs that work with a large number of files, but also uses up more memory resources.

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