Jan Kivar

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    Icon loading in folder maxing out CPU?!

    I don't know if it is possible for an .mht file to have the file icon embedded in the file. It could also cause the reload every time. Combine this with AV SW scan of the file while the icon is fetched, and you'll have long delays, especially if the files are large. Cheers, Jan
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    BX Chipset Work With A 200 GB HDD?

    Yup, I too have the ABit BX6r2, and happily using a Samsung SP1213N (120 GB). Make a 128 GB partition on the drive (or a bit smaller to be on the safe side), provided that the BIOS/Windows will see it as a such drive. Or get a new PCI controller (or eBay for used one). Cheers, Jan
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    Harddrive reads too much

    The drive has 16 MB cache, so it must cache more (=read more) than 8 MB model. OK, maybe this doesn't hold water, since (AFAIK) the caching is related to physical caching instead of file caching. (The drive just fills the cache from the same track/cylinder, so no seeking involved.) Experiment with AAM. Cheers, Jan
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    Budget MoBos ?

    LG = Goldstar ?? Jan
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    My monitor is on flames!

    That's a sight I'd have wanted to see... Electric steam Jeep... Cheers, Jan
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    Where'd everybody go?

    My studies seem to take more and more of my time. That and my ever-growing participation at SPCR. The swarm of RAID0 questions last fall made the forums quite boring to read for me (and probably to many others too). Cheers, Jan
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    default "save to/in" folder

    Do you mean something like this? Cheers, Jan
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    Stuck in PIO Mode .... sort of

    Have you tried the drive in another computer? Jan
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    If the Maxtor's brick PSU (="transformer") has a single 12V output (it should read in the label of the PSU), then it's most likely used unaltered to power the motor of the hard drive. Laptop PSUs normally give out 14-16V. Hard drive motors tolerate 12V +/- 10%, so anything more than 14V (continuously) should burn up the motor. In this case, PCB swap won't do any good. Cheers, Jan
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    Help with slow transfer rate on WD1200JP

    You might also have the PATA cable backwards. Blue connector should be plugged to the motherboard. If you don't have colored connectors, it's most likely you have old 40-wire cables. Normally in 80-wire cable one hole in the connector is blocked, and corresponding pin is missing from drive/motherboard. Cheers, Jan
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    Apple mini, what HDD inside?

    1. Less heat, (2,4W compared to ~9W or more) 2. Fewer user upgrade/mod options (need bigger drives -> get a "real" Mac or use FireWire) 3. Less noise - this is the computer which won't go under the table. Cheers, Jan
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    Hibernate with SATA Raid-1

    So the computer didn't have RAID before? I think that hibernation uses the boot-time drivers for the controller. Which in most cases have no fancy things like Ultra DMA support. Hence the long time. I'm basically just quessing here, as I'm not an expert when it comes to NT kernel drivers. AFAIK the hibernation file cannot be moved, it's always on the Boot partition (partition with the Windows-dir). Cheers, Jan
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    hot maxtor drive

    Those low-profile Maxtors (if a regular 3.5" drive is half-height, what's this?) - I mean DM8s and FB3s - run really hot without active cooling. I've seen (and touched) drives that report near or even over 50°C. Interestingly, they seem to last more than 2 years, even though the temp is so high. Cheers, Jan
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    Increase Text Size in IE

    Um... what's wrong with pressing Ctrl and scrolling the wheel of your mouse? Or View -> Text Size... ? Or what text are You trying to size? Cheers, Jan
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    Recommendation for 2.5 inch hard disk

    SPCR liked the Samsung's offering in their latest review, but the performance was not the best of market. Cheers, Jan