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  1. Nero 6 Recode introduces 'bug' that could wipe hard drive http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/7638 Now you are warned ...
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    686B and ATA133

    Is this a known issue I connect 2 IDE drives to a MSI K7T Turbo2 (KT133A & 686B) ... WD1000BB (ATA100) and Maxtor DM+ 9 200GB (ATA133). For some reason, the transfer rate of WD1000BB looks normal starting at ~ 40+MB/s and curving downward. However, DM+ 9's transfer rate looks very unhealthy ... it stays *flat* all the way thru at ~ 24MB/s Looks like something is holding it back. Any comments ? William
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    Networking Crazyness

    Do you have another NIC(s) kicking around ? William
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    Older SR articles lacking data?

    Here you go ... WB99/Win2k WinMarks Business Disk WinMark 99 Windows 2000 Professional using NTFS Seagate Cheetah 36ES (36 GB Ultra160/m SCSI) - 9053 | Seagate Cheetah 73LP (73.4 GB Ultra160/m SCSI) - 8840 | Seagate Cheetah 36XL (36.7 GB Ultra 160/m SCSI) - 8607 | Maxtor Atlas 10k III (73 GB Ultra160/m SCSI) - 8577 | Fujitsu MAN (36.7 GB Ultra160/m SCSI) - 7307 | IBM Ultrastar 36LZX (18.3 GB Ultra160/m SCSI) - 7233 | High-End Disk WinMark 99 Windows 2000 Professional using NTFS Maxtor Atlas 10k III (73 GB Ultra160/m SCSI) - 27533 | Seagate Cheetah 36ES (36 GB Ultra160/m SCSI) - 26003 | Seagate Cheetah 73LP (73.4 GB Ultra160/m SCSI) - 24600 | Fujitsu MAN (36.7 GB Ultra160/m SCSI) - 23267 | Seagate Cheetah 36XL (36.7 GB Ultra 160/m SCSI) - 22433 | IBM Ultrastar 36LZX (18.3 GB Ultra160/m SCSI) - 19200 |
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    KT600 vs. nForce 2 Ultra 400

    Just to let you know .... while the northbridge of nForce2 Ultra 400 is getting all the spot light, there will yet be another southbridge coming out !!! http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=9540 So I guess people who are looking for the perfect 'terminal' AthlonXP platform may still have a few more months to wait
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    KT600 vs. nForce 2 Ultra 400

    when did via buy a p4 license? I know they made p4 boards, but this was without a license (hence the lawsuits) SiS bought a license and made a very competitive product, unfortunately they still got screwed by the big i. http://www.via.com.tw/en/Digital%20Library...8Patentcase.jsp
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    KT600 vs. nForce 2 Ultra 400

    After a few early generations of 'experiments', I would say both KT600 as well as nForce2 Ultra 400 should be equally mature. (I personally consider KT600 as a KT400B ...) In terms of 'real life' speed, they are pretty much equal (assuming you are NOT interested in the onboard 3D). Therefore, it is very hard to pick based on technical aspects. Because of that, I would pick nForce2 solely based on political reason - VIA now has both K7 & P4 licenses while nVidia still has only K7. I suppose nVidia can be a bit more focus and not strong-armed by Intel. Of course, this is just me.
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    Disney to Begin Renting 'Self-Destructing' DVDs.

    While we are working hard to get rid of foam/plastic food containers worldwide, here comes another 'brillant' environmental-unfriendly idea to ruin it
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    Windows Server 2003 on Pentium Pro

    Hmmm .... that means this has happened twice already ....
  10. Hope this is not a repost http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/service/w...at-a-glance.htm Maxtor DiamondMax Plus ATA drives that have an 8MB cache buffer AND capacities of 120GB or greater will carry a Standard Warranty Period of 3 years. All other DiamondMax Plus drives will carry a Standard Warranty Period of 1 year. As of May 12, 2003
  11. So I guess those onboard 4-channel HighPoint RAID controllers are not possible :?:
  12. I am transferring the full content of a 40GB to a 80GB. Try to be lazy, I connected those drives with only 1 cable. I found the speed 'appeared' to be quite sluggish. Try again with each drive with its own IDE channel (0 and 1, both masters) and it 'appears' (again ) to be a lot faster .... I would guessimate around 3-5 times faster. Is this 'dramatic' increase normal ? If it is, then I guess it pays to buy motherboards with more IDE channels onboard so that I can put all the drives as master.
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    hacked FT66 to Ultra66

    Let me trace it backward .... I remembered I flashed my U66 with the FT66 BIOS, shut down the system, added resistor. So I guess the reverse process should look like this ... 1. Flash FT66 with U66 BIOS 2. Shut down the system 3. Remove the resistor I don't believe it should be done the other way around coz without the resistor, FT66 will not 'think' itself is a FT66 anymore. The system may not even detect your FT66 at all, let alone flashing. Disclaimer : All of the above is my best "educated-guess" coz I've never tried to do this reversing process before. No guaranteed of course 8)
  14. A friend of mine paid about US$1000 for analysis and US$2000 for the actual work. Sounds a bit high to me ... :roll: