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by nicko
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel DN2800MT hands on...Single digit world?
Replies: 123
Views: 86234

Re: Intel DN2800MT hands on...Single digit world?

Does anyone have graphics driver for win 7 x64?
by nicko
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf)
Replies: 79
Views: 29106

Re: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf

I finally picked up Intel 320, 120Gb for about 270$.
by nicko
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: First Review of the Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD
Replies: 19
Views: 10766

Re: First Review of the Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD

I just picked up an Intel 320, 120Gb. The drive is perfect for me, just what I needed :)

Here's CrystalDiskMark test, if anyone wants to know:

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I'm running Core 2 Duo, E6600 (2.4 GHz). SSD is connected on ICH7R. Win 7 x64 Professional.
by nicko
Sun May 15, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf)
Replies: 79
Views: 29106

Re: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf

As it seems, the prices are almost the same in Singapore as they are in Croatia...

Intel 320 series 80gb drive ~260 SGD
Intel 320 series 120gb drive ~315 SGD
by nicko
Sun May 01, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf)
Replies: 79
Views: 29106

Re: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf

Well, here in Croatia Intel 320 80Gb SSD sells for about 163€ (~243$).
I don't know yet prices in Singapore, so I've been searching for computers stores where I can look-up prices online, before I go :)

So, if anyone knows computer store with prices on the web site, I'd appreciate it :)
by nicko
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf)
Replies: 79
Views: 29106

Re: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf

Hi,

I'm going next week in Singapore, so I tought I'd pick up one of the Intel 320's (80Gb probably). Does anyone know computer stores that sells Intel SSDs in Singapore?
Thx!

Sorry if it's offtopic...
by nicko
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?
Replies: 60
Views: 106034

That's true :) But I would like to get also more space ;)
by nicko
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?
Replies: 60
Views: 106034

I agree, but if user can't see that aditional space, what's the point?
by nicko
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?
Replies: 60
Views: 106034

rpsgc wrote:
nicko wrote:Hi,

can someone tell me what is the formatted capacity of the WD 20EARS drive? Is it still 1860gb, even tough it uses 4K sectors? (I have Win 7 x64 Pro if that matters)
Yes.
Ah....it's a shame then. Why even use 4K sectors if OS can't see it...
Thx anyway!
by nicko
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?
Replies: 60
Views: 106034

Hi,

can someone tell me what is the formatted capacity of the WD 20EARS drive? Is it still 1860gb, even tough it uses 4K sectors? (I have Win 7 x64 Pro if that matters)
by nicko
Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2010 SSD pricing (for drives >= barefoot controller perf)
Replies: 114
Views: 35678

Does someone know when will G3 arrive? Also, as I noticed, it won't be 80Gb X25-M anymore, just 160Gb and 320Gb? X25-V will have 80Gb capacity?
by nicko
Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Advice: D510MO or D945GSEJT
Replies: 7
Views: 3332

I'm a little late, but I have D945GSEJT....

It does ~70-80MB/s over gigabit network with "old" WD 1TB 10EACS drive. I believe the drive itself is a limiting factor here...

I'm quite satisfied with it tough...
by nicko
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD for old PATA laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

I installed a Kingspec SSD into an X40. Much quieter and faster. Ditto and Ditto. However, warning: A year later, my kingspec drive started getting flaky and then finally completely died. I mailed it back to the factory in China a few days ago. Although I'm sure they'll fix and replace it, it is pr...
by nicko
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" old hdds
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Thx! Probably I can find a second hand one :)
by nicko
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" old hdds
Replies: 3
Views: 982

2.5" old hdds

Hi, I'm looking for a 20-60gb 2.5" ide hdd to be a boot disk for my NAS/Print server/torrent system, which is on 24/7... At this time, I'm using Win 2003 Server, but maybe I'll switch to Win 2008 Server... Win is now on WD 1TB Caviar Green and I'm completely satisfied with it, except I want to use a...
by nicko
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Acer Aspire Revo R3610
Replies: 2
Views: 4711

Thx for the info!

I believe I'll go with the Dell Zino HD then...

Thank you one more time!
by nicko
Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Acer Aspire Revo R3610
Replies: 2
Views: 4711

Acer Aspire Revo R3610

Hi, I'm searching for a new computer for my sister. I decided to go with Atom 330 + Ion. So, I found Acer Aspire Revo R3610 ( http://tinyurl.com/acerr3610 ) It seems it has everything that I need, but only thing that I don't know about it is noise. So if anyone know something about noise it produces...
by nicko
Sat May 24, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 66054

I'd recommend the drive with the lowest acces time. I think that's WD 640GB with about 12.5ms (random acces time). 320GB version has much higher RAT (about 16ms).

I don't know about Samsung 320/640GB drives, but I'd guess they're about 13-14ms....
by nicko
Wed May 21, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 66054

That's great deal. If I could, I'd get one :)
by nicko
Sat May 17, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309236

I'm interested in the 640GB model, too. The price is very interesting, but if there are complaints with it, i will buy another model. What's the platter density of disks in this page? http://www.totalmodding.com/index.php?cPath=1976_1981 It's an italian page :P Which one? 1) 3x334GB 2) 1x250GB (I g...
by nicko
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 66054

I belive it will be 1TB drive, beacause when you have 3 platters it's not that hard to expand a space a little bit...
by nicko
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar SE16 single-platter 320GB hard drive poll
Replies: 54
Views: 70821

I bought today this drive and got Version 2.

From Malaysia, date: 30 January....
by nicko
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar SE16 single-platter 320GB hard drive poll
Replies: 54
Views: 70821

I'm sorry for intruding in this topic, but if someone can post the results of HD Tach Long Bench test of one of these drives? I have doubts right now, buy this drive or not :) Just wanna say that my local store has second version, but I didn't see the manufacter date... EDIT: no need for HD Tach tes...
by nicko
Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 66054

LOL you sure are a quick poster. :) I just edited my post so tell me what you think. Yeah, I was nearby :D I was just thinking that maybe they used the "better" heads for the 640 and the less capable heads for the 320. But you're probably right. They just went a little crazy with the firmware. Ther...
by nicko
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 66054

I don't think that they have problem with 320gb model, especially after they proved that they can produce 640gb model with low access time. If you're asking me, the thing with 320gb model is in drive's firmware. It's slowing drive's heads on purpose so heads are moving smoothly. The same impact has ...
by nicko
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 66054

Cache difference doesn't mean that much at all. Benefit of having 32mb cache instead of 16mb is only when you're working with big files (read and write). And that's it. So I wouldn't bother that much about cache, it's almost all marketing strategy. As far as concern 320gb drive, I bet you wouldn't f...
by nicko
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309236

Nobody knows that :D
by nicko
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309236

My 750GB (HD753LJ from 10/2007) drive broke on friday :( I got Input/output errors from everything such as basic commands as cp and ls on linux. I ran HUTIL and got tons of Sector errors and the program recommended that I should return this drive. The drive is pretty quiet when suspended properly o...
by nicko
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 66054

Thx for the info. I guess I'll have to wait a little bit longer until it comes in Croatia...
by nicko
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 66054

Does someone know when will this drive be available in Europe??