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As the speed gap between memory and disk is so large today, caching and prefetch are critical to enterprise class storage applications, which demands high performance. In this paper, we present our study on performance of a mid-range storage server produced by the Quanta Computer Incorporation. We first analyzed the existing caching mechanism in the server and then developed a fast caching methodology to reduce the cache access latency and processing overhead of the storage controller. In addition, we proposed a new adaptive prefetch scheme reduces the average disk access time seen by the host. Via trace-driven simulation, we evaluated the performance of our new caching and adaptive prefetch schemes. Our results showed the performance improvement for the TPC-C on-line transaction benchmark.