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  1. Yes, and dissabled the ide and sata controllers on the motherboard. I've been working on this for 5 days now and we all know how long a backup/restore/clone/win-install can take. It's got to be a driver missing/overwrite issue as a basic new win-install works fine. But after a fresh win-install and a tape restore it won't boot if I chose to overwrite all, if I choose to only overwtire older files it will boot but i'm missing most of my setup/programs etc. Same with don't overwrite anything. Is this still an issue ? I assume you use XP which has native drivers for the scsi card. You are missing a good clone app. Use Casper I clone a sata to a scsi drive and vice versa all the time--no issue, no drivers for one , not the other.
  2. When the SCSI bios description appears on the boot up screen press ctrl + A and enter the configuration utility where you should then enter the scsi settings area and set the transfer rate to 320 with wide negotiation.
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    Nvidia 7800 GTX.

    By all accounts there will not be an ATI x1800x agp card. altho it is difficult to prove a negative. The last species of agp from ati is the x850xt which I have and they are now about as common as hens teeth. There is great demand for them so resale prices are high but they do ocassionally become available.
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    Seek Times

    Hmm--this could be misleading if it suggests the 7k500 will play Farcry faster ( frames per second) because it does more IO/s than another modern drive. I play FEAR on a 10kIV and a 7K250 (backup drive) in the same system. The Head to Head shows the SCSI with the better IO but fps are indeed equal. FPS are influenced by CPU , FSB and video card performance. If you tested game fps as part of the drive reviews you would soon not bother. On the "feel good" matter, access times sure count more than you credit for single user average use performance , eg, web surfing, loading windows, mail , etc. I know I am beating the deceased mare here but I will take the 10k over ANY IDE for those purposes. I have recently installed the 10kV and now, honestly, I understand the phrase "a god in the machine."
  5. I will upgrade in several months to a board with this expansion set 1 x PCI Express x16 slot for discrete graphics card 1 x PCI-E graphics slot (max. x4 mode) 1 x PCI Express x1 3 x PCI The adaptec card most suitable runs on a 64 bit PCI-x slot. I see no mention of X in the mb description. Please advise.
  6. Hi, I have a very handy 19160 board which runs two drives and a cd-r . I uograded the drives to ultra wide 360 ( Maxtor 10k v) and cannot find a pci card to run all three items. Not even one just for the drives. Adaptec has pci-x and raid pci cards but nothing for this configuration. I would use a raid card if it would run the drives singly but do not know if that is possible-eg, Adaptec SCSI RAID 2120S--nothing for a 50 pin drive and 64 bit--will it run the drives ? Is 64 bit an issue ?
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    Any 9700 Pro Owners Out There?

    I have used the 97 and 9800 level GPUs . They work fine. See for a review of Far Cry performance. Performance results will depend as well on the power of the cpu driving the video.
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    Hitachi Deskstar 7K250

    Win98 Device Manager/item/settings
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    Hitachi Deskstar 7K250

    My 120GB PATA with no such sound yet is v 330-purchased three months ago
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    Performance And Apm

    The allowable variation in APM shows " Battery Life " on the far left side of the slider and "Performance" on the right. When set to "disable" the slider is on far left. When the slider is moved to far right, under Performance, the app says elsewhere "Drive in low standby mode". I retested and, contrary to the first test, the scores are similar whether APM is at disable or standby. But when on standby there is a delay in accessing the drive . That part is ok--what I couldn't figure was the difference ( now disappeared) in test scores ( Norton System Information/drives/benchmark ; Adaptec SCSI Bench). Since the modes now appear equally stellar I can withdraw the question . User error. Stone cold--that is meant as short for wth.
  11. When I look at the settings for APM on the 7K250 they range from Disable --> Performance. The settings from left to right are BattreyLife ( disable) , Low rpm standby and performance. What effect on performance does each have ? Going from low rpm to performance means the disk spinns faster and uses more power. Performance will increase but there is a delay in accessing the drive after some period of non use-like it had spun down some. The disk tests at it's rated speed at this setting. When set to disable there is no delay after non use but the disk tests much lower . What ?
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    Hitachi Deskstar 7K250

    Hey , be cool the drive rocks
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    Hitachi 7k250 Noise

    I have the 7k250 @120GB PATA and never hear the noise and never hear the drive. I have it set to normal performance and use it extesively. I find the noise I have does not come from the Atlas 10k IV either but from the cpu fan and two case fans. Does the 7k250 make noise ? I wouldn't know.
  14. Pull all drives but the Cheetah--if still problem, ditch Cheetah. stinker happens even to endangered species--especially to them ! I had many and put them all down.