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by Erssa
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 473
Views: 633308

Apples Magic Mouse looks like the final solution for mouse noise. Wish I could get one for PC.
by Erssa
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 4985

Re: Alternative to TRIM

A second question (regarding the importance of TRIM): If the apparent (usuable) capacity of an SSD is somewhat smaller than the actual available (physical) blocks, such that the additional pool of reserved blocks or sectors is large enough, would that not result in avoid the kind of performance deg...
by Erssa
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 4985

I think Intel is a bit confusing about this, so here's how I see it (I sure hope I'm not confusing anybody more than I need to :D): TRIM is a command sent to the SSD drive by software; this software can be the OS or an application. The command specifies what sectors are free from the "software" (fi...
by Erssa
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 4985

What I don't understand is if we need to run the Optimizer with Windows 7 and Microsoft AHCI driver installed: "When using the latest Microsoft Windows* 7 operating system with Microsoft AHCI storage drivers the OS will contain native support to execute the Intel® SSD Optimizer on an Intel SSD wit...
by Erssa
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 4985

But why are only some affected and not everyone? Hard to say, but it's really embarrassing for Intel. It's already the second the firmware they screwed up. I'm glad my upgrade worked just fine. Still I wouldn't have done it, had I known about the issues. I guess I won't be an early adopter with the...
by Erssa
Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

As for backing up to an internal magnetic hdd, meaning data or full image, is it the same as with two 7200 rpm hard drives? And if it is and you need to restore that image back to an SSD, any issue there? I haven't tested yet, but Windows 7 is supposed to have pretty good backup utilities. http://w...
by Erssa
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

I use the second generation of their elastic bands, and they are holding up very well for over a year. These new bands are much different than the original ones, but I don't know which bands you have. I got mine from Antec. Did you use the AHCI driver provided in Windows 7 or did you install with l...
by Erssa
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

I assume installing an SSD drive with Antec elastic bands (Solo) would work, or am I mistaken? I'd say yes. I haven't really tested. Being the lazy bastard that I am, I just plugged the drive in and left it on the bottom of the case. Since it has no vibrations it doesn't really matter how you mount...
by Erssa
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

During boot, the system will look for devices to manage under AHCI. My systems here add about 10 seconds enumerating those devices (at one point, I had a computer that added 45 seconds doing that). This is what I meant. Last time I did a rebuild, I changed my bios settings to enable AHCI, because i...
by Erssa
Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

I think slow HDs or AHCI are more likely reasons for Skiddy's slow low boot time than the number of running processes.
by Erssa
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

What's the difference between the retail and oem versions of these SSDs? Retail comes with this simple iron plate, that you can use to install the drive to 3.5" slot. Not really worth it imo. Since there are no transmitted vibrations, you can just zip tie the drive to your case, if you don't have a...
by Erssa
Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

Well I just installed my X25-M this weekend and the speed change is amazing. Part of it is due to a new installation of windows, but still... my computer has never been this responsive.
by Erssa
Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec CP-850: Unique PSU with Top Performance
Replies: 63
Views: 30806

Excellent review. I'm glad you did the open air testing.

Superb product from Antec. I wish I could fit one in my Solo.
by Erssa
Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

whispercat wrote:Where are people getting their Intel G2 SSDs from? I can't find one anywhere for sale as nobody has any stock. :?
Well I'm not from Canada, but I made my order 5 weeks ago and my order has been pushed back several times. Current deadline is next friday, but I'm not holding my breath...
by Erssa
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

One of the most annoying things with updates is, that once it automatically downloads and installs them, it might also automatically boot your system (and it always does it with "critical" updates ), which is a total pain in the ass, when you have some important things running on your computer, and...
by Erssa
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

Turning off Windows Update - The only reason you would do this is you pirated Windows. Seriously, why recommend this? Do you want people to get viruses due to not having the latest updates/hotfixes? One of the most annoying things with updates is, that once it automatically downloads and installs t...
by Erssa
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

who knows how long it will be before something comes along and beats it. 6-12 months, probably for half the price as well. But that's how it always goes. Without early adopters SSD development would be much slower. Hard drives have always been the hardest things to silence. So I think the improveme...
by Erssa
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42550

It's almost the same as with people overclocking their CPUs to over 9000!!! MHz. Yes, there are indeed certain scenarios in which you can notice the massive speed increase (and extremely easy to prove it in benchmarks), but for *regular work* and *real world usage*, it doesn't matter the slightest....
by Erssa
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 64265

Congrats and thanks for these seven years!
by Erssa
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Human [rights], what are those to you?
Replies: 34
Views: 5837

Libertarians are committed to the belief that individuals, and not states or groups of any other kind, are both ontologically and normatively primary; that individuals have rights against certain kinds of forcible interference on the part of others; that liberty, understood as non-interference, is ...
by Erssa
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 75445

Excellent review. It's been a while since exciting product was reviewed. Just to say this Nexus while pretty good, isn't that spectacular! (for systems that need more than 150W). And again, if your system needs 350-400w at load, Nexus will be better then Enermax. The Nexus is really a bargain in ter...
by Erssa
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 17662

46% lifetime chance of getting cancer. Now that a number that has many words associated with it. Ideally though I would like a link, yes I could look it up myself but statistically most statistics disagree with other statistics which I will no doubt find instead of your statistics at which point th...
by Erssa
Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 17662

Show me the relevant numbers or stuff it. This is not a question of opinions, it's easy enough to check up on. Don't say it's easy. Doing a research of such scale would be huge task even for our ministry of social affairs and health. It's hard enough to calculate how much a 80 year olds cost for th...
by Erssa
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 17662

Describes a model where EVERYBODY pays LESS. You asked how it worked, so I oversimplified it so even you would understand the basic idea. Estonia has flat tax. If you want real data, check up how they do it. This is total baloney. I don't even know where to start. For the love of xxx please read up...
by Erssa
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 17662

-Flat taxes, compared to progressive taxes benefit poor and rich at the expense of the middle classes. In either class of taxes, higher tax rates benefit the poor at the expense of the rich (up to the point when taxes become bad for everyone). Could you please explain this? If everybody pays, say 4...
by Erssa
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 17662

Here, cigarettes are taxed beyond your wildest dreams, or nightmares, depending on how you look upon it. Say what you will about it but the numbers are quite clear: swedes are healthier than most and smoking is dwindling. This makes sense, especially as healthiness reduces the burden on the state. ...
by Erssa
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 17662

Atleast with the government one has the option to (in a democracy) influence how that cash is spent. In a system with every man for itself, you have no such options. In the government case there is also the option of influencing how much money to be taxed, and again in the anarchy scenario, there a...
by Erssa
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 17662

Erssa, do you know what proportion of your taxes is used for these unworthy causes you mention, as opposed to the proportion spent on roads, schools, defence, government, civil service, etc. etc? At what ratio does it become something seriously worth getting angry about? Or is it a principles thing...
by Erssa
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 17662

Re: Redistributing wealth is communism

To heat up things I'd like to ask why you think the idea of "taking other (i.e. rich) peoples money" to give them to the less fortunate is such a heinous concept in the US while at the same time in e.g. Sweden there is near consensus about the merits of the system. Because taxing is stealing, and s...
by Erssa
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lipstick on a Pit Bull
Replies: 151
Views: 22948

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la ... ?track=rss

So... Palin believes dinosaurs and men walked the earth 6000 years ago. It's really scary to think a full-fledged creationist will be controlling nuclear codes in few years.