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  1. Um, because it's stupid to use sata 300 in a notebook. The drive does not perform anywhere near the limit of the sata 150 interface even, so a faster interface will gain you nothing at all. Nothing except shorter battery run time. That's right - sata 300 uses a LOT more power than sata 150, just to operate the interface. Kind of stupid to consume more power and get nothing in return, no? And how many Watt`s extra does the difference make then? Got any real life comparison to this fact?
  2. Same story here I get 50MB/sec read/write with 4 disk in RAID5 on a HighPoint RR2310. 3x5000YS + one 5000KS.
  3. Why ain`t the sata 300 version of the 7k200 in sale yet?! Anyone knows when it will be in sale?
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    Highpoint RocketRAID 2300 + SiI3132

    The Highpoint RocketRAID 2300 should be bootable. I think somtihing may be wrong with your boot order.
  5. BTW.. forgot to mention that the RR2310 works on PCIe x1 slots. But you have to do a little mod in order for it to work, just remove part of the backend of your PCIe x1 slot. The picture show an open PCIe x4 slot, but the mod works on x2 and x1 slots too..
  6. The RR2300 (PCIe 1x) is bandwith limited. I have a RR2310 (PCIe x4) that is seated in a 1x PCIe slot. As you see on the picture, the transfer rate is constant, which indicate that the disks are "bandwith hungry" The test was taken with 4 x 500GB WD RE2
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    2*seagate 7200.10 250gb or 2*7200.9 160gb?

    2* Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, 250GB SATA II 16MB = the best option But why not consider 2*320 as they have really good STR?! the price difference should be really small
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    Seagate 7200.10 Review

    I`d go for the Hitachi T7K500 320GB, got 3 7200.10 my self and I don`t like them to much (Noise/vabration)
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    WD3200KS or Seagate 320 GB 7200.10?

    Go for the WD, the Seagate is a bit noisy and quite hot.. I can tell as I own 3*7200.10 320GB`s
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    Seagate 7200.10 Review

    AAC vs. AAD firmware
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    Seagate 7200.10 Review

    Just got a new 7200.10 last day, the drive have a newer firmware than my other 7200.10 (all 320GB`s) The new disk have firmware 3AAD and the old ones have 3AAC. Havent done any testing yet, but will do when I have time
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    Seagate 7200.10 Review

    All of my 7200.10 320GB have the "silent motor" mentioned above. My problem is not high sound from the motors, but rather the high seek noise. But the funny this is that the seek noise actually has become less audible after some weeks of usage. Maybe it`s only my imagination? but I really belive the drives was noisyer when I first got them
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    Seagate 7200.10 Review

    None of my 3 x 7200.10/320GB/sata disks makes a whining noise, they are all very quiet in when idle. But all 3 have very high seeking noise, even higher than my raptor 150GB! Two of my 3 drives vibrate some, the last one is perfectly balanced. I use them with nForce4 and standard MS drivers
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    Seagate 7200.10 Review

    Got 3 today (320GB/sata). Right now I`m formatting the drives. The noiselevel on the disk was not more than ok, I have heard quieter disks. Two of the tree drives has moderate vibration`s. The last of the 3 is perfectly balanced. A litle later i will run HD tach on all the drives, looking for short stroked one`s
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    Hitachi Announces New Deskstar HDDs

    I had 4 gxp75`s, they are all alive today in friends computers But the two 80GB seagatedisk`s I bought two years ago both died in less than 3 week`s after I got them. They where replaced with 2 WD units, both of them are still alive today. I also have one dead Maxtor 200GB, the hottest drive by far, burnt my fingers on that one. The point of my story is that all brands have problems from time to time Who`s next no one know`s