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  1. Asus A8N-E WD Raptor 74GB I'm trying to disable TCQ on my WD Raptor 74GB, but I did not install the Nforce4 IDE drivers because of some reports of weirdness (and also similar bad experiences with my Nforce2 setup) - therefore I'm just using the Windows drivers. The rest of the Nforce drivers I have installed (latest ver from the nvidia website) I searched everywhere in device manager to disable it but there isn't even a SATA controller listing (and there's nothing listed under the Raptor). Everything works fine..but I read some reports that TCQ will hinder performance in single user setups like mine. Should I install the nvidia IDE drivers?
  2. The clear window is a little smaller than I imagined. Still cool!
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    Disabling TCQ on Nforce4 motherboard

    Thanks for the reply, I'll leave it as it is. I also purposely avoided installing the firewall for that reason too. Regards
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    Worth upgrading HD in older laptop?

    I finally had some time to look around some more - would it be worth it to get a Momentus 5400.2 ? I'd probably be looking at a $30-40 difference between a 40gb Momentus 5400.1 8mb vs. 60gb Momentus 5200.2 8mb. Looking at the datasheets the newer 5400.2 uses slightly less power especially in reading & writing, but that's about it.
  5. Hi all Considering upgrading the HD in my Dell Latitude C600 , it has a Hitachi DK23CA-20 (20gig) 4200rpm drive which currently benches about 17mb/s in HD tach. It's painfully slow. However the controller is max ATA/33, so I don't know if upgrading to something like a Seagate momentus 5200.2 would be worth it. I'm hoping for at least a 50% performance upgrade, but if the max speed is limited to around under 33mb/s for the majority of the drive, would I be expecting too much?
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    Worth upgrading HD in older laptop?

    Hi - I'm probably going to keep it just for backup sake. It's not going to be worth enough for me to sell it, but thanks for the interest Thanks smc - I had an inkling it will probably sputter past 32gb, but I'll just have to make multiple partitions which would hopefully get around the limitations.