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    Maxtor released their 320GB drive ?!?!?

    Yeah, I noticed the new drive listed soon after returning to the US. Of course I just bought a 300GB DM 16 in August. I'm not sure about any of those PW vendors, but will buy one as soon as it is available from a reliable source. I want to get rid of my old WD2500JB. Bettis
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    Italy's Blackout

    Agreed, but the Northridge quake was January 17, 1994. I lost power for ~24 hours, but the physical damage such as burst water heater, broken glass etc., was more of an immediate concern. By the second day there was no city water supply, which made life very unpleasant over the following two days. (The San Fernando quake of 1971 was bad for me in a different way; I was hit on the head by a falling object. ) B
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    Set Up your Benchmark : MaxBoost !

    I tried Maxboost and found that actual performance was the same or reduced in some cases, despite the benchmark results. Either Maxtor does not know Windows as well as MS (big surprise), or their cache management schemes do not play well together. I have the feeling that Maxboost steals RAM that would better be used by Windows. B
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    First Desktop Supercomputer?

    WTF? Who but a (big) kid would spend $8k for an overclocked system with 250 GB 7.2K IDE drives? I wonder how much noise it makes. Give me some 15K drives in RAID 0 and RAID 1 and a better graphics card. B
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    Law Suit On Size Of Harddrives !

    Check this. Manufacturers surely are not helping with that sort of confusing information. How can a GB be "a unit of data measurement equal to 1 billion bytes or 1 thousand megabytes (MB)?" Here it is claimed that "By Q4CY2003, disk transfer rates are targeted to be beyond the ATA-100 level." How likely is that without at least doubling the areal density?
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    404: /donations.htm

    But why are there two different links? The first is 404 and the second does not provide any payment info. http://forums.storagereview.net/donations.html http://www.storagereview.com/welcome.pl/do...n/thankyou.html There is also is also a third URL that provides an address. http://www.storagereview.com/welcome.pl/donation It is all very confusing.
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    Power Failures

    The power keeps turning on and off, there is no cable, and teh microwave is goind nuts. My UPSs sound like pinball machines. The windy is really becimjnn an incovenence and it is only 60 mpH at this piont. Where in hell is that vodksa i was supposed to receive? And now hte FedEx indicates a delay of at least one day so all the samnples will sitting pover the weekend, degrading as we speak. Suckarooni. Bettis
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    Power Failures

    Fortunately, the power was out less than two hours in my location. However, cable is out and there is no antenna, so no TV. Driving is very difficult and dangerous since every other traffic signal seems to be out. Some of the main roads are still closed for repairs.
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    USB Pen Drives

    M-Disk 220
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    USB Pen Drives

    The pen drives are mostly useful for conveniently transferring small volumes of data. Reliability of a USB flash devices is obviously superior to HD, but speed is still lagging. The fastest USB 2.0 units achieve about 8 MB/sec. reads and 6 MB/sec. writes. Many have very useful built-in security/encryption features. I use both flash and external 2.5" hard drives, depending on the purpose. Bettis
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    Passing from 512 to 768MB RAM

    I am not convinced that Office does not benefit from more memory. I have noticed a huge improvement - more than double - in Access query performance when upgrading RAM. I have also noticed a performance boost in Excel, especially when multiple and complex files are accessed repeatedly through VBA calls.
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    Power Failures

    Arghh! I drove to the offcie, but nobody was present due to Government closure rules. I can't log into the server either. Actually, I am not a drinker. I do not recall ever consuming vodka, but someone was offring me a bottle from Russia.
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    opinion on 8MB cache drives

    Disk cache amount and firmware may affect intradisk data transfer to a greater extent than interdisk data transfer. The increase in cache from 2 to 8 MB reduces seeking back and forth between read and write areas.
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    400 GB Hard Drives

    When will we see the next generation of hard drives? This summer has been very boring and platter density has not increased much this year. Will we see 400 GB drives this year, or will it be another 9-12 months? I am so tired of juggling a dozen "small" drives. TIA
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    What's in your CD player right now?

    It's not exactly music, but does Drive Image count? Honold: You are are still rather young. 40s going on 50 is another story. The last time I purchased an album it was on vinyl. Bettis
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    256 GB lImit

    Well, he was trying to proview, after changing the 1 in Arrgh to !. Sometimes the board has a mind of its own. Don't know how the four versions of partition were created either; it must be random typog errors due to the affected mental functions. Anyway, tanks for the responses that indicate PM is the problem. The question is still whether I can format the entire drive by some other means. Is it possible to do this in a DOS window, assuming run from another drive? And yes, I had to use the NTFS, but performance is very slow compared to FAT32. Nothing has been so slow since the old DM 60.
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    I see trouble on the way

    Because so many other members have also suggested what appears to be similar nonsense. Trinton comes to mind.
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    MP3 Audio Players

    Are there any smal MP payers that use CF cards? I don't want any of those iPAD or others with th hardo driev. Basically anything that would work with 1 GB or 2 GB Tye 1 CF cards and standard AA or AAA cells would be nice. Bettis
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    MP3 Audio Players

    Yes, that is a good possibility. Unfortunately it is not available in the US.
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    What happenned to hte board? All I sse is InVIsion and no header, not FAQ or seach etc. icons. Is this a new Wave?
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    Looking for oddball rack/tray

    Install the same type of removable rack system in an external Firewire case. You may need to remove the front piece, but it will work.
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    HD Tach Fails on a Mixed System

    No! That is not the correct way to obtain the WB 99 transfer rate graph. Under edit, test settings, disk inspection, select the transfer rate test and save bitmap file. Convert this file to PNG (never JPG) and post.
  23. Wrong. WinBench 99 is used only because it is an old industry standard.
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    Number of Insertions

    I am concerned that excessively frequent insertions will damage my unit. How many times can I repeatedly insert the drive connector? TIA