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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.8

    I bought the P-ATA version of the 400gb back when they first came out. Maybe late May of 2005? I just bought a SATA version of the 400gb, but I have not fired it up yet. I was quite happy with the performance of the P-ATA version, and I got it for a good price. In other words, it was good enough for me to go buy a second drive. Wish me luck.
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    Xp Install Not Finding Raptor

    You get the drivers from the ASUS website. Click on your motherboard, go do your motherboard's downloads (not the d/l at the top), and click on drivers, and find the VIA drivers, not the Promise 378 drivers. Good luck.
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    Xp Install Not Finding Raptor

    Here is from my post at Fat Wallet: Okay, for those of you (like me) want to set up one SATA hard drive with this combo, a summary of some of my mistakes: download the VIA drivers and use the SATA #1 port on the MB, not the primary port. Someone mentioned earlier about using the Promise 378 drivers and the primary port, but that did not work for me. After downloading the VIA drivers, sort thru the unpacked file folders until you find a folder named "drivers" and a program named "make disk" or something like that. Click on make disk, and have a floppy in your floppy drive. The program will copy the right stuff to your floppy. Take the floppy and put it in your new combo's floppy disk drive. (This is required ... you must have a floppy in your combo for this step. But you can always remove the floppy drive after installing Windows.) When your ASUS boots up, and the setup program from the XP install disk starts running, you will see a brief message at the bottom of the screen: "hit F6 if you want to install SCSI drivers." Don't worry about references to SCSI. Hit F6. Later on, you will be asked to push the "S" keyboard key. That will bring up a menu of junk from your floppy disk drive. On my computer, the XP setup already had XP highlighted. Hit return. Hit return some more. This should avoid the problem: "Setup unable to locate any hard disks." Thanks to the FW community for helping me solve my SATA problem. ------ Here is a link to the thread at FW: Fat Wallet ASUS MB AMD643200+ combo2
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    Sr Ut2004 Server

    yes, that will do
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    Sr Ut2004 Server

    Who is Eugene ?
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    2 Drives, 2 Os

    On the same subject, but with a different twist --- If I want to install Windows XP and some flavor of Linux, what is the preferred method? I will have multiple drives in a new computer I am building. I'm new to Linux. Any suggestions?
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    ? Re: Hard Drive Cooling

    The "hot" drive is right next to a CD-ROM drive, and has air on the other side. So it is not packed tight with things on both sides. There was nothing extraordinary going on. Even when just idling for hours, it seemed awfully hot. Thanks for the link. I will check out what they have.
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    Drive Mirroring

    I don't know if this will help you, but the new Western Digital drive I installed came with the software to easily copy the boot drive to the new drive. It worked fine. Maybe your drive came with similar software.
  9. Hello. New to the forums. I tried the search function, and only found one post close to my topic: http://forums.storagereview.net/index.php?...e+cooling" Here is my question. I am in the build stage of a new computer. I have four new 7.2k drives ranging in size from 80 to 200 to 250gb. (A total of 730gb). I have not powered on my system because I am waiting for some other parts to arrive. I have a new Dell 400SC case, motherboard, and power supply to put this in. But I have now some concerns about my plans. While waiting to build this new computer, I put new hard drives in an older Dell with a P-3 733. I removed the 7.5 gb drive, and put in a 120gb and a 80gb, both 7.2k drives from Western Digital. I plan to use this older computer as a music server and general game machine for the kids, and email for my wife. ** What really concerns me is the heat generated by the 120gb WD drive. When it is not doing much of anything, it is so hot that I cannot touch it. I actually tried to leave my finger on the drive to see if I could take the heat, but I could not. I'm very new to the latest in hard drive technology, so I don't know what is normal. But it seems like it is so hot that it will fail prematurely. Is my drive bad, or do I need some active cooling? This older computer only has a small fan on the CPU, and a fan in the power supply. I'm trying to extrapolate from the little P-3 733 computer to the big P-4 3.2Ghz Dell 400SC with 730GB. Do I need a hard drive cooler for every drive? I will run out of 5.5" drive space. If coolers are required, why do case manufacturers not build tons of 5.5" space instead of the smaller 3.5" space? I'm not sure what to do. Any comments are appreciated. Thanks.