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  1. Ever get the feeling your invisible? :yepp: ...

    Ever get the feeling your invisible? :yepp:

    After reading several reviews, it seems like few really understand this drives performance mode. It seems like a great concept... use the NAND in an...
  2. Opinions on Vertex 4 - and stripe size for SSDs

    Couple of questions... Newegg has a great deal on Vertex 4 256GB drives these days... what's the consensus on them? I'm considering a couple in RAID0 for my active photo library.

    Also, what's the...
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    What's the thinking behind this? (say vs. 16KB or...

    What's the thinking behind this? (say vs. 16KB or 128KB?)
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    What's the prevailing wisdom on stripe size for...

    What's the prevailing wisdom on stripe size for SSD's in RAID0?
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    Sticky: I really have no business poking my nose in here,...

    I really have no business poking my nose in here, but I've been lurking on this thread since the start, and I must say it's fascinating to follow. I hope all you guys get the recognition you deserve...
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    RE: 720P... Does RAID5 provide any tangible...

    RE: 720P... Does RAID5 provide any tangible benefit in this kind of situation? It's not like you can hot swap out some bad NAND or a failed controller and rebuild the array if something dies. ...
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    Is the reference to "enterprise" in RSTe new? ...

    Is the reference to "enterprise" in RSTe new? Could that imply some additional logic for RAID parity calculations?

    http://assets.vr-zone.net/11762/201103_diy_intelx79_2h.jpg
  8. Google gives their OS away. Microsoft said, we...

    Google gives their OS away. Microsoft said, we can one-up that! We'll pay handset manufacturers to use ours! :ROTF:

    :idea: Dear Microsoft, if you actually built an OS that people liked, you...
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    That's not true at all... if you go back to the...

    That's not true at all... if you go back to the first gen drives, he did not hesitate to rake them and others over the coals for their rush to market with crappy drives based on early Marvell...
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    Got it now... it's fascinating that the...

    Got it now... it's fascinating that the compression doesn't appear to impact performance in any way, or does it? I recall seeing that Sandforce latency was not as low as Intel... is that true? Do...
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    Sandforce and compression

    I understand Sandforce drives try to compress data.

    Does that mean if you are storing highly compressible data (say 2:1) that your 120GB drive is actually going to store 240GB of your data or does...
  12. A few points come to mind... 1. These...

    A few points come to mind...

    1. These Sandforce drives are already going to start pushing the limits of SATA3
    2. The ICH is now a major bottleneck... couldn't even run 2 of these in RAID0 without...
  13. Is PC building/modding/overclocking in decline?

    After several epic water-cooled PC's, I left the world of PC building behind about a year ago and switched over to the Apple eco-system. Although I frequent Apple related forums more often now, I...
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    A number of things could be improved with respect...

    A number of things could be improved with respect to the usability of firmware and none of them would require keyboard navigation to disappear...

    - More attractive and/or informative POST splash...
  15. Wrong. Where does mis-information like this come...

    Wrong. Where does mis-information like this come from?

    Windows has been HT aware since XP/Server2003...

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/sysinternals/ht-windows.mspx

    Here's a relevant...
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    I agree... it use to be that every CPU generation...

    I agree... it use to be that every CPU generation brought you a doubling of speed... now, if you're lucky, you're getting a doubling of theoretical computing power - but most of that is completely...
  17. Actually, from the video's I've seen of it, the...

    Actually, from the video's I've seen of it, the top surface still has a physical click for left and right clicking much like the previous Apple mouse. The multi-touch capabilities are for scrolling...
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    The few times I've seen Ballmer speak, he doesn't...

    The few times I've seen Ballmer speak, he doesn't come across as very credible or believable. :shrug:

    As for Windows, honestly, I really liked Vista... it was a huge visual improvement over XP and...
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    Intel focuses on random write performance which...

    Intel focuses on random write performance which is more relevant to OS/Apps storage than sequential write which is the focus of other manufacturers.

    You should spend some time reading some of...
  20. Upgrade Intel G1 to G2? Is it worth $50 per drive?

    I have a buyer who's willing to buy my two G1 Intel X25-M's.

    I can then buy the new G2's for what will be a difference of $100. ($50 per drive).

    Worth it?
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    Wikipedia says that the DMI interface between the...

    Wikipedia says that the DMI interface between the ICH10 and X58 is only 10Mbps (1.25GB/s)... is that not a serious bottleneck with I/O through the southbridge?

    Are we not at the point with RAID...
  22. :ROTF: I had ice cubes that lasted longer in...

    :ROTF: I had ice cubes that lasted longer in 90-deg heat than some of my 680i boards! :shakes:
  23. This thread is useless without specs!

    This thread is useless without specs!
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    There is only one resource you need for home...

    There is only one resource you need for home networking products... http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/

    Their NAS Charts: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/component/option,com_nas/Itemid,190/

    :up:
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    LOL, a friend of mine is a middle-manager at M$...

    LOL, a friend of mine is a middle-manager at M$ and said most managers there have switched to the iPhone citing it's superior Exchange sync vs. Windows Mobile!!! :ROTF:

    BTW, they were all HTC...
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