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  1. Bar81

    Silencing my raptor 74gbADFD

    There's no need for an enclosure. My setup both removes the vibrational effects, any idle whine and the crunchy seek noises. In the P180 the setup can either be put in the lower chamber if total HDs in case are 3 or less or in the upper drive cage if setup involves 4-5 HDs.
  2. Bar81

    Silencing my raptor 74gbADFD

    I would advise decoupling it completely from the case. I have my WD740GD on a piece of Acoustipak foam and you can't hear it any more. Previously even with rubber grommets the vibrations were driving me nuts.
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    Another drive failed today

    EXACTLY. If you value your data and don't have a backup setup then you're asking to get screwed. The easiest method is probably RAID 1 although it's only a good first step if you truly want to be safe.
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    Seagate 7200.9 ETA?

    Will be interested to see if they got rid of those annoying offline seeks. I'm really interested in getting the 300GB model for my new rig as I wasn't all that thrilled with the prospect of a Maxtor as my primary drive and up until now only they had offered the 16MB cache with NCQ.
  5. Limited to PCI interface (shouldn't matter anyway with the setup I'm doing) and want to set up a 4x160GB SATA HD RAID 1+0 array (2 sets of mirrored drives striped together) for maximum fault tolerance and improved performance. So a nice 320GB HD is what I'm looking at in the end. I have my sights set on the Promise FastTrak S150 TX4 Any other models I should be looking at?
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    Best PCI RAID card for RAID 1+0

    okay, fakeraid meaning software RAID? Does that give any tangible performance improvement in a RAID 1+0 array? I know in RAID5 it matters but imo RAID5 is a bad option. On another note, it seems that despite what storagereview says Promise claims the S150 TX4 only supports 0+1 RAID and not 1+0 ???
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    Best PCI RAID card for RAID 1+0

    As to the Tekram, the SIL3114 chip it's based on gives me a lot of confusing results for whether it supports RAID 1+0 or 0+1.
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    Best PCI RAID card for RAID 1+0

    is a 3ware 8506-4 or 95x0-4 out of the budget? 216069[/snapback] It's not that, it's just that I haven't seen anything to indicate improved 1+0 performance over the significantly cheaper Promise model. What's the advantage of going with the 3Ware models for RAID 1+0?
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    final decision about 2*1gb PC3200 OCZ

    Kind of pointless to pay more for the titanium unless you need the special warranty service cross-ship. Supposedly the titaniums are tested/manufactured for extra stability or some such garbage but if you're that worried about RAM errors then you should be using ECC memory anyway.
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    Symantec LiveUpdate doesn't work anymore

    You need to stop using crap products. If you're going to use Norton get either Corp 9 or 10 or alternatively the all in one Symantic Client Security with Antivirus based upon Corp 10.
  11. You obviously want the 64 bit version of Corp NAV 10 Get, bittorrent. Purchase, probably not possible for a single user.
  12. Are you using the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the AV?
  13. I don't use tamper protection but enabling it shows no difference in system resource usage. It sounds like you have something wrong with your setup. Possibly a conflict between Corp AV 10 and some other program.
  14. The retail products are HUGE system hogs and they install crap that you just don't need. I wouldn't touch the yearly retail Norton programs with a 10 foot pole. Corp AV on the other hand is what I use in all systems and couldn't be more pleased with its low resource usage, efficiency, and performance.
  15. Start imagining. Symantec AV Corp is a fantastic product, VASTLY unlike the garbage yearly retail update versions.
  16. Something is VERY wrong. I've been using AV Corp 10 with realtime scanning and my CPU usage never goes above 5% with it resting in the 1-3% range usually.
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    3Ware 9500S-8

    NO. Again, PCI-X /= PCI-E The two standards are in no way compatible. And just for the f of it: Do you have any plans to > port your 9000 series controllers to a PCI-E (pci express) interface? > Also, would that be x4 or x8. Would there be a PCI-E x4 4 SATA port > model or would the entire range be PCI-E x8? > > Thanks > > -- xxxx, those products are still under development. If you need more details please contact me direct at the numbers below. Regards, David Graas Corporate Sales Manager 3ware - an AMCC company
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    Israel arrests terrorists

    To the OP, if you actually believe that garbage you just posted, you're living in a dream world. Why don't you talk to the fifth of the Israeli population that are Israeli-Arabs and ask them how concerned the Israeli government is for them. Better yet, ask the Israeli army's fighter and chopper pilots that routinely murder dozens of civilians in strikes how serious they are about attacks on Palestinians. Put down the pipe and shalomy lom yourself back into reality.
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    Recover data from failed RAID-0 array?

    Well, enjoy that RAID 0. You're screwed.
  20. Which whine noise are you talking about, the one that comes from the drive itself or the one resulting from the vibrational effects of a 10k drive in a case? You could solve the first issue by buying the newer Raptor but the second issue would remain. To solve both you either need to decouple the drive from the case or get a 7200rpm drive like the Hitachi with the no seek firmware.
  21. You're going to be very happy with the drive. Not only does it run cooler and quieter than the Seagate, but it's noticeably faster to boot
  22. I agree with you which is part of the reason I dumped my RAIDed 7200.7s for a pair of Samsump SP80s Couldn't be happier.
  23. In my experience the 7200.7s run hotter than the Raptor; you're not experiencing anything unusual.
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    Plextor Px-712sa Rocks!

    Mine is a June 04 with 1.03 shipping firmware. I did a scan of the quality of the burn and the errors were off the charts (literally) I ran the burn using the same media on my 708A and it showed up great with nominal errors, one of the best burns I've seen in fact. The fact I can't get it out of PIO mode is another issue I'm trying to get to the bottom of but that to my knowledge shouldn't affect the quality of the burn (or should it)?
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    Plextor Px-712sa Rocks!

    It *certainly* DOES NOT rock. In fact it's a MAJOR step down from the 708A in terms of quality. I was thoroughly disappointed with the drive. Unfortunately, I'm not alone with respect to the PX-712 series: