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  1. Not sure that I can take your word unless you can provide where you got this information. I do agree with the 700+ thread being full of too much BS that isn't necessary.
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    hypermicro good dealer or not?

    I like them, great prices on SCSI Drives, free shipping by mentioning storagereview. Was shipped the next day(ordered the day before in the evening).
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    ATA versus SCSI

    I upgraded to the 15K Cheetah from IDE Raid about 5 months ago. All I can say is there is no going back (well at least on my main computer). I keep an IDE in the computer for storage, mp3s, and Swap file. So I get the benefit of speed and space. When the Cheetahs come down in price I am going to hook another one up to my Raid Card, woohoo. If you are on a budget, IDE is still nothing to bark at.
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    Next good time to buy a new CPU/MB?

    I am holding out for the Hammer Series from AMD.
  5. I haven't used IDE Raid for some time, but that does seem too high, but not by much. The cheaper IDE Raid cards are very dependent on CPU which could be the cause. I am not sure how your drivers work with that card, but are the drive running in UDMA. Aslso, do you have your most recent chipset drivers installed for your mobo. Just some things to check first.
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    Fun/Grief at Circuit City

    Circuit City is a joke, I have only had a few salesmen that I have liked. I usually leave the place in a bad mood. The only thing the gets me out there is to check out certain products that most stores don't carry. I still cringe though.
  7. Sorry about the third post in a row, but here is the link...
  8. BTW, when you LLF your drive(s), it will take a very long time as you may know.
  9. Sure, do a search and using "low level format" there is LLF utility by Maxtor (I think) that let you do this. If you have a problem, email me @, I will email you the file tonight.
  10. My 75GXP came back, I turned on the computer when I got home and it spun right up and no grinding noise. Woohoo, not sure how long this is going to last but at least I can LLF the drive now.
  11. The drive lasted two days after the update until the grinding noise came back. Before that, everything seems nice and responsive. Must be the hardware engineering sucks.
  12. Yes that was the generic firmware upgrade. But again, I was having the grinding noise occur before the upgrade, but that noise went away until recently. I think the drive was already falling down. I did not low-level format, which is something I was considering to do. I will not buy anymore IBM drives for the desktop.
  13. My IBM 75GXP went bye-bye! I installed the update firmware, seemed to be running fine. Then the grinding noise came back and the system will not recognize the hard drive now. Seems the firmware: A. Did not work B. Was too late getting installed C. Made things worse Oh well, RMA is the next thing.
  14. This is a follow up concerning the firmware update. I ran the setup to install the firmware and everything went good. It booted into Bos mode from a diskette and detected my old firmware and asked to upgrade. It was very easy and I am seeing no problems.
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    Simple Master/Slave question

    st63z, That is an interesting question. Why not make the channel either DMA or PIO... Because I know that if you pop at ATA33 Drive with a ATA100, they both will operate at ATA33. Does the same happen with PIO (when one of the two are in PIO mode)? Good question...