Compatibility: 1.0+ 
 Purpose: Sets the number of disk buffers DOS will allocate.  Use to make
          certain disk intensive operations perform faster.

  Syntax: BUFFERS= n[,m]


        n is the requested number of buffers, from 1 to 99.  The default
          (when BUFFERS= is not used) is 2, 3, 10, or 15, depending on
          available memory (15 for most 640K+ systems).

        m sets how many 'look-ahead' buffers to allocate; they are used for
          reading upcoming sectors, before they are actually requested.  It
          can range from 0 to 8.  The default is 0.

█▌TECH Notes▐█

  ■ When DOS= HIGH, and BUFFER= is less than 48, then DOS will store the
    buffers in the HMA.

  ■ With DOS 6.2, when DOS= HIGH, and BUFFER= is small (<10), then
    DBLSPACE.BIN will load part of itself into the HMA to conserve
    conventional memory.

  ■ It is possible to suballocate memory in the HMA (see INT 2fH 4axxH).
    However, if BUFFERS= is large, then there'll be no room in the inn.

  ■ When Smartdrv or other disk cache is active, you should minimize your
    BUFFERS= setting.

See Also: CONFIG.SYS Commands