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  1. I have an Asus Z9PE-D8 WS dual LGA2011 socket motherboard using Intel C602 Chipset with 2x 256GB Samsung 830 installed single non-raid in the 2x SATA3 connectors but seem to be getting very low write speeds in Anvil Storage Utilities as well as Samsung's Magician Benchmark ?? Any known issues or tweaks needed for Intel C602 Chipset with AHCI mode ? Thanks
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    SMART Current Pending Sector

    Could be it has bee reallocated. I had similar problems, i used spinrite v6.0 to completely fix the problem http://vbtechsupport.com/95/ and it in action at http://vbtechsupport.com/232/ - miracle product as i thought I would have to reformat the disk without ability to make a proper backup.
  3. Similar situation I am in with bad sectors, I purchased copy of spinrite v6.0 after reading positive reviews online hope that helps
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    Samsung HD642JJ x2 - bad sectors !

    Raw copy didn't work it would reboot my system as before Ended up purchasing Spinrite v6.0 http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm and giving it a try, took 13+ hrs of Spinrite level 4 surface defect detection/repair but seems to have fixed the Current Pending Sector Count report, won't know if it helps with preventing backup attempts from rebooting system or I/O errors in Paragon Hard Disk 2010 Suite. Will try that tomorrow. Yes i did remove Drive D before running Spinrite it was a dedicated swap partition.
  5. This morning the 2nd of my main work pc's OS disk - 640GB Samsung HD642JJ SATA hard drives decides to throw up some bad sectors at me. Both exhibit exact similar problems. No longer being able to complete windows 7 create system image, 1st disk would hang at bad sector point, 2nd disk would reboot system at bad sector point. Same problems occurs with Paragon Hard Disk Suite 2010 backup methods too getting I/O error unable to continue. For 2nd disk, tried chkdsk /f (well /r) if you run from within windows 7 to initiate a scheduled chkdsk on reboot. Windows reported fixed bad sector but retrying windows 7 creates system image backup = system reboot and Paragon Hard Disk 2010 Suite results in I/O error unable to continue image backup. Samsung ES Tool v3.01 reports LBA erros at 6215514 and 6215515 in Read Surface Scan test. Questions Anyone know if a reformat is enough to remap those bad sectors ? Need to be able to get the image of the disk though, going to try Roadkil Raw Copy but anyone have other suggestions of getting a full hard drive image backup off a bad sectored hard drive ? Windows System Image backup data size is ~320GB. First disk showed this August 30, 2010 (top) vs Second disk showed this early this morning (bottom) Any suggestions would be much appreciated. George
  6. hopefully as years go by, better caching mechanisms would be employed
  7. eva2000

    OCZ Vertex 2 25nm Review

    I see so either 32nm or 34nm
  8. yeah i know quite a few folks bought as recently as yesterday to get stuck with slower 25nm vertex2 paying the 15% restocking fee would be cheaper than the paid upgrade route + shipping to ocz but that only fixes capacity and not performance.
  9. eva2000

    OCZ Vertex 2 25nm Review

    thanks for review comparison! review states 32nm, i thought old were 34nm ? I'm lucky enough to be running the older 60GB SF based with 12x60GB non-OCZ though. Unfortunately, I know a few folks who have recently been caught out with the 60GB Vertex 2 thinking they would be as fast as what reviews have posted only to be disappointed with slower 25nm NAND used. Unfortunately, real world in web server or database server environment might not be as close ????
  10. wow very nice results with that 1880ix-24 !
  11. eva2000

    Test on Hitachi 7K80

    yes 7K80 80GB single drive is slow but in raid 0 at least it's a bloody fast monster
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    Test on Hitachi 7K80

    4x 80GB Hitachi 7K80 SATAII NCQ raid 0 http://i4memory.com/showthread.php?t=1026
  13. well the reason for the upgrade is Raidcore BC4852 in OZ is virtually discontinued only a handful of places stock them as order in items at AUD$550+ each my current BC4852 is out of warranty 1.5yrs old on 1yr warranty in OZ, so if it was to fail, even a raid 5 array would be useless as i wouldn't be able to get my data back unless i sourced another BC4852. whereas, Areca, Highpoint controllers have alot of availability as PCI-E would be a speed upgrade for me as my BC4852 is only on 32bit/33mhz PCI slot right now. Promise EX8350 i read ran very hot and had poor raid 5 write performance ?? it costs AUD$780 here in Australia with 1yr warranty - that's only AUD$173 less than Areca 1220 PCI-E controller! The 1yr warranty really throws a spanner in the works, as i wouldn't mind forking out AUD$953 for Areca if it had 3yr warranty, but 1yr is an expensive risk! It does sound like Highpoint 2320 is the choice right now though unless folks here have other opinions or comments ? thanks
  14. I know Areca 1220 would beat Highpoint 2320 hands down especially in raid 5 which is what i want to do upgrade my Raidcore BC4852 raid 5 array to either one of the new PCI-E raid controllers.... But here's the kicker, in USA both these controllers have 3yr warranties whereas in Australia both only have only 1yr warranties. Areca 1220 costs AUD$953 vs Highpoint 2320 costs AUD$443 AUD$1 = US$0.71ish now With both only have 1yr warranty, would it be worth forking out more than twice the price for Areca controller, knowing after 1yr there is no warranty ? my Raidcore BC4852 is on 32bit/33mhz slot with 4x 250GB Seagate 7200.8 NCQ raid 5 with 60MB/s real file transfer speed right now. Which would you choose for raid 5 arrays if you only had 1yr warranty ? thanks
  15. I have a Raidcore BC4852 with 4x 250GB Seagate 7200.8 NCQ SATAII drives in raid 5. I plan to added another 4x SATA disks to the Raidcore BC4852 and right now my eye is on 4x 300GB Maxtor MaxLine III 7V300F0 SATA drives for a 2nd raid 5 array but was wondering if anyone has had problems with these Maxtor MaxLine III 7V300F0 on BC4852 and if the latest firmware v2.1.0 helps ? thanks