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  1. Ron_Jeremy

    Suggest me a setup

    Threads (& their resulting discussions) like this one is what drove away many of the old timers, myself included. The fact that RAID is even talked about in desktop circles let alone now becoming the de rigueur storage setup is a testament to how many silly people there are in the world. My own observations with a few assumptions thrown in: - You are spending way too much time over at Anandtech or Toms Hardware - You have been manipulated by the marketing powers of disk manufacturers - You have been lead to believe that RAID 0 is some kind of magical single-user-environment coolaid - you have been totally suckered into buying more drives than you need to quench your insatiable thirst of marveling at your RAID 0 STR numbers Take Mickey's advice.
  2. I still don't understand the need for the 3 x X25 RAID 0 implementation.
  3. What types of things do you do with your puter?
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    SSD drive in PIO 4 mode?

    What mobo are you using?
  5. Don't know how valuable you deem your data, so there's not much to go on so I'm only speculating. Anyway, I've never been a fan of using any type of RAID for the OS or 'system', nor do I count on RAID as a backup, but I digress... In your scenario I'd run: 1 x 250GB > C drive 2 x 320GB RAID 1 > data volume with all user personal folders (docs, pics, music, etc) mapped here & routinely backed up to your NAS or whatever it was you mentioned. It's real friggin late. Nite nite.
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    Laptops with 4:3 screen

    I'm still impressed with the 2 *old* 20" 1600*1200 Dell monitors a friend of mine has sitting on his desk. I much prefer working with them as opposed to my 1680*1050 displays. In fact I think I'll orientate my screens vertically -- dunno why I didn't think of that sooner...
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    What do you do?

    I work with a company developing emissions "scrubbers" for diesel, biomass, & coal applications. I am so done with IT as my main source of income (well, for now anyways LOL). I haven't even kept up with hardware for the last couple years. SSD wha?
  8. Ron_Jeremy

    Storage Review Site Update

    Man, I haven't been here in ages. This is good news indeed. Nice to see SR injected with some new blood, enthusiasm, etc.
  9. Ron_Jeremy

    Anyone playing with the x64 Win 7 beta?

    Interesting that the Server 2003 drivers worked for your card. I'll have to give that a try later this week.
  10. Ron_Jeremy

    Anyone playing with the x64 Win 7 beta?

    I also tried the 32-bit version of Win 7 beta hoping to see native support for my 39160: Guess not.
  11. So I figured I'd throw the x64 Win 7 beta onto my pc. However, the installer doesn't see any ummm drive(s) connected to my 39160 to install to. I copied 4 adpu160xxxx files out of the same pc (but with Vista x64 installed) & stuck those on a usb drive. When I plug in a blank disk (other drives now unplugged) & proceed with the Win 7 install, it fails to see any drives & gives me a "driver not signed" error if I try to load storage drivers (on the usb stick). I guess I'd like to confirm this is happening to others before I start pointing a finger at my box. If anyone has the time & means to attempt a Win 7 x64 on SCSI it would be greatly appreciated. Please provide any hardware/install details
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    E8400 runs 1.9 GHz at idle?

    Feel free to disable the 'stepping' in the mobo BIOS if it bugs you.
  13. You have a 'gaming rig' based on a Netburst / Rambus combo, powering a VGA card that starred in Jurassic Park. Your current drive is 36GB & finally out of room. This tells me you're not a bit torrent freak. The SCSI disk you were looking at is $265, & I don't know exactly what 2 Raptors cost but I'd wager they're somewhere in the $350 - $400 range. Call me crazy, but here's an idea. Get yourself a real cheap disk. Hell, $50 gets you 160GB & increases your current capacity by a factor of four. 2GB of DDR2 is another $40, bringing us to $90. A Radeon 3850 is about $180. You can use a $90 P35 board to warm your new $80 E2180 for a grand total of $440, or about $40 - $60 more than 2 Raptors. Of course all this is moot if all you play is Quake 2.
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    making a dvd audio disc

    I'm using the trial version of Audio DVD Creator. For audio quality, I have some settings to pick from: 1. AC3 2.0 ch (choice of 96 kbps - 640 kbps) 2. AC3 5.1 ch (choice of 224 kbps - 640 kbps) *I assume this is surround sound, of which I have no interest 3. PCM 48 kHz (choice of 16 bit or 24 bit) 6. PCM 96 kHz (choice of 16 bit or 24 bit) What option would sound best (I'm guessing PCM 96/24), & are there any drawbacks to picking this option? Audio sources are .wav files (not mp3's) ripped from my CD's using Exact Audio Copy w/secure.