[ETA]MrSpadge

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    Q: ETA for next-generation ATA drives?

    If that would be the only problem I wouldn't care. Take 2x or 4x the amount of spare sectors, shouldn't be a problem with disks which are so large that even the 1000 / 1024 'maths trick' results in several GBs capacity difference and most companies building just 1 to 3 platter disks.. In former times there was a real need for 4 or 5 platters, but now we have enough capacity I think. So why care about some single sectors wasted if you get the double transfer rate? MrS
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    Q: ETA for next-generation ATA drives?

    In my imagination a disk with 'internal raid' (or better striping) looks that way: You take a disk with for example 2 platters. Each platter get's it's own controller which both go to an intagrated raid controller. Sure it would be less expensive to but all into one new chip, but such a chip had to be developed new. I'm not sure whether the heads of the two platters had to be able to move indepently. If you're striping you split the files between both disks. So why not write them on the same postition on both platters? Ne need to move the heads indepently. If one platter goes you're screwed anyways I think ;-) Or have you ever seen a disk having only half or 3/4 of capacity left after a failure? And the reason for wanting this is obvisious: twice the transfer rate! Well, another of my ideas: If you have 80GB/platter this is quite a lot. So removing some space for better perfromance won't be too bad, won't it? They could leave some of the inner space of the disk unused. That would shorten the ways the head has to move doing a full stroke access. The hit on capacity won't be too much as the inner zones have fewer area und besides low transfer rates ->good for performance es well. But I'm sure they won't do anything like that - capacity sells. MrS
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    Good, QUIET fan+heatsink for Athlon 1.4?

    Maybe no air flow? :wink: If I switch off my 2 80mm enermax my xp 1,50 GHz jumps up from 40°C to 50°C with an Alpha PAL8045. All temps under 100% load, room 20°C. MrS
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    Q: ETA for next-generation ATA drives?

    Seagates 'Cuda IV 40GB/platter was the first one. I read rumors that a Cuda V is soon t come, but no details. I personally think the WD80JB is THE drive to get. If it's available anytime soon. Increasing platter density isn't that important anymore .. I think. The jump in performance from 20 to 40GB/ platter wasn't much, considering that it was an increase of 100%! I'd prefer larger caches. And if you look at the recent SDRAM prices, it would cost them nearly nothing to add 8 and 16MB caches. Serial ATA, fluid bearings, higher RPMs and internal raid 0 would be great as well. MrS
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    IBM 75 GXP failures on HP machines

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    Maxtor Sound Utility: Performance or Off?

    If any difference it should be neglible. Though at slow setting the heads move slower (->fewer heat), they need longer time to finish their work (->more heat). MrS
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    Maxtor 740DX write verification?

    Then there should be no difference between the drives (except the 20GB more ;-) Have you already tried ATTO bench? MrS
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    IBM 75 GXP failures on HP machines

    OK, than I'm not the one you're looking for :wink: MrS
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    IBM 75 GXP failures on HP machines

    The IBM 75GXP really doesn't care what the brand of it's house is. It just fails or fails not. By the way, I would never buy a hp computer nor another complete system. MrS
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    Maxtor 740DX write verification?

    On my drive (6L060J3) is written 'D740X 6L' maybe that makes a difference? MrS
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    How good is this Zalman heatsink...

    TB 1,4 emits about the same heat as the xp2000+. Should work, though I would prefer some security for hot summer days. MrS
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    How good is this Zalman heatsink...

    Good and quiet heat sink, but I'm not sure if it's enough to cool an Athlon 1,4GHz. Tests (I have read) were mostly carried out with p3s which have only half of the thermal power. It very important for the performance of this heatsink how close the fan is to the HS. Even a fw cm are far to much. MrS
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    Good, QUIET fan+heatsink for Athlon 1.4?

    Good choice, but I would take the enermax manually controlled fan with the rheostat. I have a pabst 26db on my PAL8045 and recently added a rheostat to slow it down a little. Pabst make excellent fans but they're no magicans :wink: If the new YS Tech would already be available, the one with the motor in the 4 corners, that would be my choice. I'm going to get one for my LA8045 as soon as it's available. MrS
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    18 die in German school massacre

    A nice dream but would work only in the short run. You still have knifes, swords, bows, crosbows, axes... you get the point. Over entire history humen have always searched new and better ways to get rid of each other.. who long would it be until guns were reinvented? Yeah, now that is one great idea But... who is the one to say who is evil and who not? If that person or group of persons goes mad and declares you and me evil we have a serious problem :wink: MrS
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    Maxtor 740DX write verification?

    But this 46MB/s is still miles away from my 153 / 563 (or whatever..) MB/s in ATTO I'll put up a strange theorethy now: what if your drive D740X would be based on Maxtor design instead of quantum design like most others? Then 46MB/s would be quite correct, quantum was always low on sequential transfer rates. Maxtor cache made the drive faster in applications as well. Could you check your results with this ATTO bench? MrS
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    Maxtor 740DX write verification?

    Thank you, the ATTO disk bench was exactly what I needed! One hell of a good bench :-) With this one I get the correct 41MB/s read AND write at the beginning of the disk. I'm really glad that everything is OK with my beloved maxtor One funny thing to note.. it didn't like my compressed NTFS partition. The standard bench maxed out at 158MB/s write and 563MB/s read speed! I guess Maxtor rules MrS
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    18 die in German school massacre

    Though the discussion already went in another direction I'll comment on german weapons law and what happened in this school. The guy was member of 2 shootnig clubs and legally owned a 9mm pistol and the shootgun (which he didn't use). To own a weapon in germany you must take part in a course to learn something about weapons and make a (fairly easy) written test about it. Then you have to proove that you NEED a gun - be a hunter or member of a shooting club. for every weapon you have to do a good amount of formular writing. Maximum number of 8 seems to be right, though I don't know anybody who has that much. As a weapons collector you can have more but have to proof even harder that you are a serious collector. As a member of a shooting club you are then allowed to carry the gun from your home to the shooting club and nothing else. You have to quarantee that no one else can get it etc. Of course you still have the right of defending yourself if there's no other possibility. I personally own a .22lfb match rifle and don't want anything else. That's as sportive as shooting can get I think ;-) Though I must admit that bigger calibers are more fun... but really expensive as well. MrS
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    Maxtor 740DX write verification?

    Wow, 46MB/s max with D740X! Shouldn't be possible refering to review @ storagereview.com. Probably the cache kicking in? MrS
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    Maxtor 740DX write verification?

    I'm not pleased with the 'performance test' HD bench as well. But on my former diamond max+ 40 I got 30MB/s read AND write. DL'ed HDTach 2.61, but unregistered. No win2k support and write test (in the registered version) only on unformated disks :-| OS is win2k with a win98se also available, ATA mode is ATA100 for the disk. Do you know any other benchs that could test write speed on a partitioned drive? MrS
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    AMD's hammer to be named "Opteron"

    Not even a bigger cache :-( Have to wait until Barton core at the end of the year for 512k L2. MrS
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    AMD's hammer to be named "Opteron"

    I can't believe this is anything else than BS. 45 Ampere on the 5V rail results in 225Watts!! Why should a 50 - 75Watt cpu like the Thoroubred need such enormous power? MrS
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    Maxtor 740DX write verification?

    At first sorry for the panic in my last post, got it already solved. Under win98 I had to use Norton disc Doctor instead of scandisk and everything was fine (damn MS..). Under win2k I had to force UDMA66 to get the disk's full read power. Seems like this problem with UDMA100 and win2k isn't fixed in sp2 :-( The performance test is here: http://www.passmark.com/ The other bench must be used on a blank disk to get write results. I don't thing that's what you want, isn't it? ;-) MrS
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    Maxtor 740DX write verification?

    'Performance test' and the techchannel disk benchmark. Damn, semes like I have another much more serious problem: slow sequential read speeds! Went down to 20 MB/s - 5MB/s though they were 40MB/s last times measured... have to do some testing on this. MrS
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    Maxtor Sound Utility: Performance or Off?

    Surely the tool just sets the acoustic management stuff, which slows acceses down if set to quiet. Max performance mode means fastest access possible. And so does off mode. MrS