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  1. MHXâ„¢ acceleration for multi-stream video applications Could not find any more info on maxtor site. Anyone know what this is for? Another gimmick or performance boost?
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    Need exact model WD 80GB HDD

    I had two of em and sold it on ebay couple months ago. Might want to check ebay.
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    please recommend me a good SMART program HD Tune is a hard disk utility which has the following functions: * Benchmark: measures the raw performance o Transfer Rate o Access Time o CPU Usage o Burst Rate * Hard Disk information which includes partition information, supported features, firmware version, serial number, disk capacity, buffer size, transfer mode * Hard Disk Health o S.M.A.R.T. Information (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) o Power On Time * Error scan * Temperature display * Copy text to clipboard * Copy screenshot to clipboard HD Tune is freeware!
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    Norton Ghost vs Acronis Trueimage

    Nothing wrong in and of itself I guess. Just don't like installing any more bloat than absolutely necessary.
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    Norton Ghost vs Acronis Trueimage

    Ghost 9(Drive Image 7, 8?) requires .NET Framework. Thats reason enough for me not to use it.
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    7200.7 Martians?

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I just installed my 7200.7 200gb sata drive and when i put my ear next to the drive(with case opened) I can hear the idle activity. With the case closed(antec sonata) and the box on the floor I don't hear a thing when the drive is idle. I do notice the seek noise but no idle noise(at least i don't hear it).
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    7200.7 Martians?

    How far is the drive from you. Is this noise audible when the drive is inside the case?
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    7200.7 Martians?

    Darn it I just ordered a 200GB Seagate SATA drive for its suppossed quietness. It seems this idle noise defeats the purpose of the drive's quietness. I would like to hear from more people on this noise.
  9. BTW, its SATA. FYI...just found out this is OEM white label with 5mos dealer warranty. Not sure if its worth it anymore.
  10. Maxline III 250GB 16mb drive $151 here.
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    Black Wd Hard Drive

    Thats exactly what it looks like. So I guess better get the black model instead of the old silver ones. Other drive I got from the same store is silver.
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    Black Wd Hard Drive

    I just got a WD 120GB HD and its black finish instead of regular metallic finish. Drive is made in Thailand. Kinda strange as I've never seen a black drive.
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    74gb Raptor Udma Question

    Found out the reason why it don't show UDMA6 is because ICH5 does not support it.