LOST6200

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    AT computer

    I think you meant MB.
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    Old articles, where are they?

    You know nothing of the old Storage Review 20 years ago and all the dedicated work that Eugene and Davin did. Spammers were not tolerated back then.
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    What was the best in 1999?

    In August 1999 I was using the Atlas 10K, which was the best at that time. I received the 18LP sometime in the spring of 2000, and then of course the X15 was vastly superior to any 10K drive at the time. Back then many of us ordered SCSI drives from Hyper Microsystems which had the new models in stock fairly early and was a SR sponsor. IIRC I was using the 28 GB Barracuda in late 1999. They were hot and noisy, but fast for ATA at the time. The 27GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 6880 was probably a bit better, but I opted for the BIOS-busting Maxtor DiamondMax 36/40 5400 RPM capacity drive around that time. The WD raptor was an SATA drive from the start, but a 21st century product. It was neither fish nor fowl, having low capacity compared to 7200 RPM ATA drives and mediocre performance compared to 15K SCSI drives. However, it was cheap and popular with the gamer types. I still have that clear window version purchased more out of curiosity than for any other reason.
  4. Whoa, this is a blast from the past. Why are they hacking?
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    Pagefile Size Should Be >= Ram

    What is that guy smoking and what are the certain conditions? I worked with a measly 1.5 or 2GB of RAM for years in Win2K. The fixed 400MB page file never tried to increase nor were there any slowdowns. So with 4GB RAM in my current system, I should set the page file to 4GB? No way.
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    Photoshop 2gb+ Files, Need Advice

    Now you've got the idea! Sorry if I did not explain it befroe, but there was pain and hurrying. You can also understand why I like having 4GB of RAM and using half for the RAMDiks scratchdisk. Angus, I am sorry for your plight. In any occupation it is difficult having to work without the proper tools. B
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    Photoshop 2gb+ Files, Need Advice

    I also have the task of t sorking with the large PS files. First of all, PS (Windows) only sees 2GB. As ylu knows, the scratch disk is usualy teh limiting speed factor. I tried the WDG740GD and found it poor for hte scratch disk compared to a 15k.3. Maybe a stripped pair woudl be a littel beter, but the access time or command queing or something is important. A pair of the 10k WD drives would be fine for storng the PS files, however. By far, the best perfpormance results were obtaned by installing 4GB of RAM and assigng a 2GB RAM scratchdisk. The STR of the RAMDisk is unbeatable at more than 1GB/sec., and the access times are minsucle. Its the biggest speed improvement I’ve had in yeras. But really, realy, if this is work related, buy a Mac with 64-bit supprot up to 8GB. Windows PS is a BS kludge until windows reaches 64-bit status. Also you should conider a dual-CPU system. Now that my harddrives ar not a bottleneck., I wish I had more CPUs. B. (sorry for the poorwriting)
  8. Arf! The reply was premature.
  9. Some people have more money than sense Why do you say that? The 15k.3 was a great buy; the 36 GB model was relatively inexpensive. It has been in operation about 18 hours/day since November 2002, and paid for itself many times over. The 74 GB WD 10K drive was a disappointment, but I'm sure somebody will buy it for at least half the original price. Now I want to upgarde the boot drive and intsall the orifginal parts ofthe system. So its another few dollars, no biggie. I alrady spent enough on teh CPU, and lats wekk, 4Gb RAM upgrade. Now trhe system will be usable for another 8 months. B
  10. Sigh. The internal transfer rate is always much higher than the STR. Still, 100 MB/sec. STR for the 15K drive is quite possible. I'll take two MAUs if they are quiet. It is high time to ditch the damned WD740GD and the elderly 15k.3. Bettis
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    Fastest Ide 80gb Drive On The Market?

    http://www.storagereview.com/comparison.html
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    Ddr Ram Question, Asap!

    It is really rude to cry wolf and also shout with a bigfont. No answer for you.
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    Ram Upgrade

    4GB of these work just fine.
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    Ram Upgrade

    I will upgrado to 4GB of RAM in my old computer (Asus PC4 800E Deluze). Which is the better choice for the 1 GB memory modules Munchkins, Micron, or Kingston? The latter seems to be slower and more expensive, but provided as a pair. I am leaning towards the Crucial brand since the 4x512 are currently working fine. Thanks.
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    Ram Upgrade

    That it is, Dave.
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    Free/share Ware Image Stitching Program

    http://www.path.unimelb.edu.au/~dersch/
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    Wd740gd Ps Sluggard

    Regardless of the cause, there is nothing practical to be done. In Narch I will replace The WD with an IDE Seagato 200 GB. It will be no trouble finding a home for the 10K doggy drive - someone already wants it.
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    Wd740gd Ps Sluggard

    Yes. Several hours were already consumed on this issue. Three different procedures were utilized, each with n=5. In each case the %RSD5 values for both the WD 10K drive and the 15k.3 were ~1%. The variances were so small and equal that there was really no point in running ANOVA, etc.
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    Wd740gd Ps Sluggard

    Good grief. How can one define slower except in terms of time? For example, if a single operation that thrashes the scratch disk hard takes 2 minutes with one drive compared to 2.5 minutes with another drive, then the latter is slower. The issue is apparent in virtaully any operation where the scratch disk significantly exceeds the available RAM.
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    Wd740gd Ps Sluggard

    Perhpas I was not clear, as the post was on a worse than usaul finger day. But it was specific. Why does the WD 10K drive perform so poorly compared to a 15k.3 when used as the PS scratch disk, all else being equal? B
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    Dropped Hard Driver

    Holy crap, I'v done it now!. Tonight I dorpped the haard drive on my barefoot. How can I tell it it is damaged? Thanks B.
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    Dropped Hard Driver

    Why is everyone so literalla? I did not mean juggling like an acrobat, rahter, I interchange many drives. At 3AM, I was tooo tired and foolish to hold two drives at once. Anyway, is it likley to have sustained more than 350Gs of shock falling 30" (75cm) onto the FOot? Does the removable enclosure help? Thanks, Eric
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    Wd740gd Ps Sluggard

    ^^^ Any other ideas? Is it about time to ditch the WD 10K clunker? B.
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    Dropped Hard Driver

    Well, I can tell by the little blood on my right foot that the ris biologoicla damage. But you should know that is not my concern. Charles: I wish I knew which drive it was or if it has the FDB. I could narrow it down to three, perhpas two. I was juggling around four drives in the removable enclosures and do not know with certainty. Bettis
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    Wd740gd Ps Sluggard

    Does PS have a defragmentation policy for teh scratch disk? I never heard of such a thing. I think each file is 2GB max, then another file is created. When PS closes they are deleted, so there is no fragmentation. Defiler, Thanks, I sent a PM. Eric