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    Windows SATA Mode Verification?

    Hi If you are running the Intel Matrix Storage manager, then this will tell you how the devices are being run
  2. Hi all I have 2 x 250Gb Seagate 7200.8 drives, which feel quite fast, but the access times as on the testbed are slow. Now it would seem that there is 2 versions of this drive, a quite version and a performance version. It looks like most of the drives are shipped in the quite version, not the performance version. The following pdf file gives this information :- http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/manual...da_72008_pm.pdf Has anyone got any comments on this ?
  3. Only comes with the sata power connector, but you can easily obtain an adaptor from molex to sata
  4. pretty sure the 300 is 3 platters I bought one today, I quick formated and did a quick hdtach which was pretty weak. burst 131.9, read average 52.5 seek 15ms on ich5r. It's a new drive since it says the warrenty is till jan 31 2010. My friend bought a 250 not sure what he tested it on but it got 120.1 burst , 56.9 read, but a high 16.9 seek. Let you know later proper long benches. I might try and exchange this anb buy 2x250's 197694[/snapback] 199108[/snapback] According to an Email from Seagate the 250Gb is 2 platters, 4 heads 199115[/snapback] Having now installed the drives & testing with HDtach 3, I have obtained the follwing results on both drives ( avarage of the 2 ) : Controler used is Via VT8237 Burst speed = 124 Mbs, Randam access = 15.2ms, Avarage read = 55mb It does appear that they are 2 platters. Very much quieter than my Diamondmax 10 300gb drives & feel just as quick in use
  5. pretty sure the 300 is 3 platters I bought one today, I quick formated and did a quick hdtach which was pretty weak. burst 131.9, read average 52.5 seek 15ms on ich5r. It's a new drive since it says the warrenty is till jan 31 2010. My friend bought a 250 not sure what he tested it on but it got 120.1 burst , 56.9 read, but a high 16.9 seek. Let you know later proper long benches. I might try and exchange this anb buy 2x250's 197694[/snapback] 199108[/snapback] According to an Email from Seagate the 250Gb is 2 platters, 4 heads
  6. pretty sure the 300 is 3 platters I bought one today, I quick formated and did a quick hdtach which was pretty weak. burst 131.9, read average 52.5 seek 15ms on ich5r. It's a new drive since it says the warrenty is till jan 31 2010. My friend bought a 250 not sure what he tested it on but it got 120.1 burst , 56.9 read, but a high 16.9 seek. Let you know later proper long benches. I might try and exchange this anb buy 2x250's 197694[/snapback]
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    Maxtor Maxline 3

    Versions used are as on the the simplisoftware site, version 2.7 & 3
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    Maxtor Maxline 3

    Re the above :- Here is something of interest Done the same test on HD Tack 2.70 And much better results reported between 13.4 - 13.5ms on average So the question is which one is right, because my raptor drives give the same results on version 2.7 & 3.0
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    Maxline III vs. Diamondmax10

    Yes, but the transfer rate is lower But here's a strange thing - On Hd tach 3 the test was made testing the same drives on versiob 2.7 gives 13.4 - 13.5ms, in spec Anyone knows why - Which one is giving the correct reading !
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    Question for Raptor owners

    Yes & no ! I found that on some of the early Socket 754 ( athlon 64 ) boards, the LED did not work on the VT8237 controller, although it did work on the promise controller The manufactures seem to have fixed the problem now on the Socket 939 boards
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    Maxline III vs. Diamondmax10

    I Think that you should wait until Maxtor get the access time down to around 13ms maximun 1st, especially if you are going to buy 35 of them !
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    Maxtor Maxline 3

    I just got 2 Diamondmax 10, 300Gb's But I will be sending these back as the access time was 16ms in both cases way off Maxtors spec Looks like there are many drives in circulation with similar access times to the original Maxline III review
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    Maxline III vs. Diamondmax10

    For those of you interested, I just got 2 x Maxtor Diamondmax 10 300Gb's but I am going to send them back. The reason is the access time on both was 16ms, much like the original maxline III tested. Other than that the drive performs well, with fast transfer rates. I real use, about 20.00% slower than my Raptor drives.