famsden

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  1. A few points. There is definitely a community that can utilize a drive like this - video editors and video compositors and the like! This is especially useful when you are editing on the set, on the fly. Video takes a lot of speed and while this device may not have the ultimate speed of single SSD applications, it is a more than adequate speed increase to run video editing, compositing, 3d drawing and animation and CGI apps at speeds necessary for video work without being tied down to network workflows. As to adaptability to other OS, as long as it is initially partitioned in Windows, presumably the partitons could be converted for use with OSX or Linux. As to price, though the initial list price is high, the street price has gotten down pretty quickly. I picked one up for under $220 from a well known supplier. And for what it does for a laptop, it's quite a deal. Most of the rules of SSD optimization and utilization still apply. For other applications where you need to make the OS and programs fly and still need a large storage capacity for files and the portability of a laptop, it would indeed be the ticket. For surfing the internet, not so much. But not everyone is just looking to have the internet in their pocket. There are still other uses for computers. So, no, it's no joke.
  2. I'm trying to convert my video editor to a hybrid using SCSI for OS, programs, and swap and ide for storage. Setting up only the SCSI, I'm trying to use my old AP-10 SIIG controller until my Ultra 160 controller arrives. Seagate 18Gb Cheetah. The motherboard is a ECS k7s5a. The motherboard recognizes the drive. The controller bios recognizes the drive at id0 but neither Seagates "Disk Wizard" partitioning program or "Seatools" diagnostic see the drive. What could be the problem? Should I just wait for my Ultra controller?