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  1. I just got my 15k.3 and 29160n. I'm using Sandra 2003.2.9.44 and I'm wondering if my results are as they should be or if they could be better. http://smack.gotdns.org/pictures/15k3.gif I appreciate any input anyone may have.
  2. What do you mean by corrupt containers? I've never heard of this before and have not been able to find any info on this after a short search. Can you point me in the right direction of information or can you let me know what's up?
  3. ^sm@ck

    Backing up boot drive

    RAID 1 is not a backup. It's an availability measure. Get a virus on one drive and guess what? You have a beautiful mirror of the same mess on the other drive. Accidentally delete important data on one drive and guess what? It's gone from the other drive too. I'd seriously never thought of that before.. amazing. No sarcasm intended.
  4. Well AMD better get the clock up caus we're not going to see 64bit apps on the desktop for many years.
  5. Forums like this would cease to function if people searched before they posted. We're not exactly breaking new ground here, only trying to get our gear to work right.
  6. ^sm@ck

    Backing up boot drive

    I'd go with software or hardware RAID 1. The only hardware controller I've had any experience with is the promise tx2 which seemed to work alright for raid 1. I have no idea about performance or any other hardware IDE RAID products.
  7. OMG GIMMIE DA BENCHES! 8O I'm thinking about doing this exact setup with 2 x 18GB 15k.3.
  8. http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/p...2fUltra320+SCSI ooh! I'd never seen that before.. and it's cheap. It says PCI 2.1 compliant.. that means it'll work in 32bit/33mhz right?
  9. Ok, I think I'm up to speed on the whole Adaptec SCSI RAID = crap thing. I've been reading SR forum history. There isn't anything comparatively priced to the 2100s that doesn't suck is there? bah.. of course not. I think I'll just go single 36GB 15k.3. Thanks for the help honold, Cougtek, boggsie.
  10. *correction* 1 x 36GB + 29160n = 530$ So that actually would be 150$ cheaper if I went with that expensive adaptec controller.
  11. It makes I/O faster which will make my games load 0.0047 seconds faster. I'm not expecting the seek times to be faster.
  12. I figure 2 x 18GB 15k.3 + 2100s = 680$ and 2 x 18GB 15k.3 + 29160n = 620$ It wouldn't cost that much more. If I had one I'd be doing 50-60MB/s and if I had two I figure I'd be maxing my PCI ~100MB/s. I'm going to get a canterwood which has the gigabit on a separate bus so I could come close to maxing out the gigabit to my fileserver which has IDE RAID/gigabit that can do 100MB/s reads easy. Oh.. and also because I can. :twisted:
  13. I don't need it as much as I want it. :wink:
  14. Since I got a game system I only have 32bit/33mhz PCI. I'd like to get 2 x 15k.3 for it to run in RAID 0 but am unsure about what controller to get. I was thinking about getting a 2100s. Is this a good controller? Do I have any other options. System specs are going to be: Abit IC7-G Canterwood with gigabit that won't hog my PCI bus. 2.8/800fsb or 3.06/533fsb 1GB ram Audigy 2 Win2k Pro yadda.. yadda.. The raid controller is going to be alone on the PCI bus except for the audigy2 which I don't believe will hog too much bandwidth(am I wrong here?). Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
  15. They need to do that deal with the 15.3. I'd be there.