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  1. skypx

    Need more space

    Ok. Thanks guys.
  2. skypx

    Need more space

    So my NAS is running out of space and the new Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB seems to be a good choice for an upgrade. I found some at Provantage but I have only done business with Newegg so far. Is Provantage a reliable E-Retailer? Thanks.
  3. Hey guys what do think about these hard drives? I've been looking around for reviews but I can't find any. I'm trying to replace 4 2TB drives in a raid 5 config. Thanks.
  4. I agree, great move. This could have hurt their already fragile reputation.
  5. I would recommend getting OCZ's Vertex. It may be expensive but it's way cheaper that what Intel is offering with the same performance. I got two from and the performance is unbelievable!! If you need proof of their performance browse OCZ SDD forums. Good luck.
  6. skypx

    Dual-Core Processors

    What is you conclusion based on? I am yet to see any dual core AMD processor reviews.
  7. Can anyone recommend a serial controller card? I've had it with ATA's limitations. I’m going to connect 4 DVD writers, so I don't need raid. Thanks.
  8. skypx

    Buying dual Xeons

    I've built 2 Xeon based systems in the last two years, 3ghz and a 3.2ghz with 1M L3 cache. I ordered all the processors from and I have not encountered any problems whatsoever.
  9. Update... I received an e-mail from Seagate today with firmware download and install instructions. Thanks for your help.
  10. Does anyone have the latest firmware for the ST336752LW? I e-mailed Seagate but I'm not putting a lot of faith in getting an answer from them. Thanks.
  11. Well it was worth a shot. I hope you find the cause of the problem soon.
  12. I used to have it connected as an ATA drive and everything worked fine so I know it's not the media or the drive. At this point the only thing it could be is the firewire controller chip and/or the firewire cable and I'm leaning towards the firewire controller. I've done some research and from what I can tell (no surprise here) is that the VIA chip has some issues/isn't the best performing chip. I'm going to try the Adaptec FireConnect 4300 (TI chip) with a top quality cable and see if that solves my problem. I'll report back. I agree with DogEared. Is sounds like the media. I have the same drive and I have noticed that burn times will vary from disc to disc. I currently use 4x Memorex (DVD+r's) and usally it will write at 8x. Every once in a while it will only write at 4x, and these are discs from the same 50 pack. I would also recommend you upgrade to the latest firmware. You can get it here. Good luck.
  13. 10K mobile hard drives from Seagate?