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About your Dell XPS 9000

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I ended up not opting to try out the FDE support just yet since the bios password was limited to like 6 digits. TrueCrypt is software encryption and can be hardware accelerated on newer SandyBridge systems that can offload it.

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I have a question about Raid options of the DELL Studio XPS 9000 machine since I am turning mine into a homeserver. I was only able to find raid 0 and raid 1 options in the intel storage manager ROM preboot screen. How can I do raid 5 or raid 10 on dell studio xps 9000? I have connected four 2TB WD blacks to sata ports 0-3. Since it has an ich10r it should have raid 5 and raid 10 options.

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Just wanted to report back in that the XPS 9000 is still chugging along perfectly with a 120GB Vertex 2. No quirks, no bugs, just flawless operation since I first cloned the system over.

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Just wanted to report back in that the XPS 9000 is still chugging along perfectly with a 120GB Vertex 2. No quirks, no bugs, just flawless operation since I first cloned the system over.

Hey TSullivan! I was just about to check in and you beat me to it. Glad to hear it's working well.

I guess I forgot to ask: what applications do you have installed on your Dell system? Is it a fairly clean install of Windows 7 with hardly any installed apps, or do you by any chance of an assortment of various office, video, or audio apps or games? I ask simply because more variables in a situation means less predictability or stability (at least that's what I think).

I hope your summer is going well. And thank you once again for your interest in this thread.

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Well the OS pretty dirty in the sense of being carried from one system to another. Its loaded with photo editing stuff, standard assortment of web browsing/chat clients, media software (iTunes, stand-alone players), got some fitness tracking software installed, as well as Steam which I occasionally play Portal 2 or Crysis 2 on. It also has the full office suite installed with Word being the primary component used on a frequent basis.

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Well the OS pretty dirty in the sense of being carried from one system to another. Its loaded with photo editing stuff, standard assortment of web browsing/chat clients, media software (iTunes, stand-alone players), got some fitness tracking software installed, as well as Steam which I occasionally play Portal 2 or Crysis 2 on. It also has the full office suite installed with Word being the primary component used on a frequent basis.

Perfect. It's good to know you have some typical apps and games installed. I also forgot to ask: is that Vertex 2 the 34nm or the 25nm version?

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