I ordered two 1TB units for the HTPC that i'm building. They were on sale at 235 euros which is a low price for such disks in europe, so i took two instead of one.
I dont have a hardware sata raid controller unfortunately. I'm gonna use two separate volumes or a raid1 with intel matrix raid (ich8) depending on how much total space i need (i'm still ripping dvds and i'm over 400gb so far)
...and nobody posted about it here!
This american start-up company seems to have an ace under their sleeve.
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STR: 800 MB/s (read) / 600MB/s (write)
In short, the IoDrive has STR like 4 scsi drives in raid0 and IOPS performance like a SSD [Edit, no better the best SSD has under 10,000 IOPS]. For 30$/GB.
Exactly my thoughts. The 7200.11 should have a firmware optimized for desktop use instead of multiuser applications.
Please add review it soon
BTW, the SR application suite should be definitely updated with newer program versions. Nobody still uses photoshop 7
For me the GP made the day for the HTPC i'm building.
The MTBF doesn't mean anything in the real world. But the 5y warranty is great, expecially considering the excellent Seagate policy (i.e. direct return from anywhere in the world).
Yes it is, but FW800 is still quite uncommon in today motherboards
I just have got an eSATA/USB external drive. Will get it hopefully by the end of the week, it comes with an adaptor bracket that uses one sata port of your mainboard.
Mine has another brand but the product should be like this:
Can you please run some benchmarks with NCQ OFF vs ON on this drive?
Multi-user sometimes goes along well with multi-tasking, so i would like a test with a few typical applications running at the same time, like my typical config: outlook, firefox, uTorrent, excel, an antivirus and WMP.
It seems a great performer. I'm debating wheater to get the WD greenpower or this. I got tired of waiting for the Samsung F1
I need to plug it to my main computer only to transfer media onto it. And i will use the bracket. i dont think i have the space to keep the bracket in the computer
Then i'll use the USB port to connect it to the HTPC.
I hope they will make a cable that just plugs into a normal sata port on the mainboard. It should be easy
I'm thinking to get a usb/esata unit too and I have to transfer a huge amount of data onto it and i hope to find such cable.
Actually no, the system drive should be the fastest, or at least not slower than data drive. Typically you would use a raptor (74 is enough) on sata systems. Making a partition for the OS and one for data is a big no-no instead.
I found out that makes sense to have windows AND the programs AND the games on the system drive and that there must be about 40-50% of free space to improve performance.
So absolutely nothing new has happened and it continues to be "coming soon", as it has been during the last four months or so...
That shop is reliable and I haven't seen it two weeks before, so I guess the wait is not long. <1 month i think.