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by Matija
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

Sorry, I can't help it, I'm retared.
by Matija
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

Dirge asked a simple question, whether SSDs make the computer more responsive. You responded with comments about size, weight, temperature and noise, inserted a screenshot from a meaningless synthetic benchmark, and then spammed the thread with 363 KB of images. For the "retared" (sic) comment: fuck...
by Matija
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

The biology teacher asks little Johnny "What can you tell me about butterflies?"

Johnny replies: "Butterflies are insects, and they are much smaller than elephants. Elephants are gray, weigh several tons, have a trunk, live in Africa and Asia, people feed them peanuts..."
by Matija
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: After a long time off... ME IS BACK! :p,
Replies: 5
Views: 1689

Why was I reminded of this? http://www.npccomic.com/2009/02/19/lies/
by Matija
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

That's nice - we're currently pondering selling our 1000+ islands, forests and sources of fresh water!
by Matija
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

Duh, he's from Oz.
by Matija
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: About new members posting URLs
Replies: 9
Views: 4638

It was only one post before, and you could edit it to include links. Then we've been overrun by shoes (tee-hee)...
by Matija
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

Why would you ever upgrade your computer? To play games occasionally. That is more or less the only point of upgrading computers. I'm sure you thought your previous computer was great at the time, or is your current one the first? I've been through enough generations of upgrade to know the differen...
by Matija
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

I open and close browsers, office documents, photoshop and other programs many times throughout the day. Everything happens almost instantaneously. It makes for an extremely responsive system. I do that as well with a regular HDD, and it also happens almost instantaneously. Here, I have a trial of ...
by Matija
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

Massive performance gains in WHAT?

Web browsing?

Sending emails?

Booting Windows?

Playing Plants & Zombies? (Highly recommended, BTW.)

What?

It's not me who's missing the point.
by Matija
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

Seems that Matija thinks all us SSD owners are deluded :roll: Because you are :) 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)...
by Matija
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Celeron E3x00
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

Intel Celeron E3x00

X-bit labs benchmarked the new Celerons. Display: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/celeron-e3300.html Print: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/print/celeron-e3300.html The new CPUs use 20W at full load. Overclocking at stock voltage pushed the E3300 from 2.5 to 3.3 GHz. Overall very i...
by Matija
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

The only funny thing is that people using SSDs are well on their way to becoming another Apple or Firefox cult. Ears plugged, "la la la, I can't hear you".
by Matija
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F3 series - 500GB per platter - 7200RPM - 500GB/1TB
Replies: 169
Views: 119968

Hey, that looks really fast! If the firmware is okay (the F1 was somewhat disappointing in that regard), this could be an awesome drive... But let's wait for some proper benchmarking instead of synthetics.
by Matija
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

It's all in the cache, it doesn't slow anything down. Like I said, I used a machine with an X25, and it only felt (a lot!) faster when doing things nobody ever does, like starting four apps at the same time as a virus scanner is running and an archive is being extracted somewhere. Don't get me wrong...
by Matija
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone else having stutter probs. with YouTube?
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

It's probably YouTube. I don't get much stuttering, but they load extremely slowly and can barely stay ahead of the progress bar...
by Matija
Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone else having stutter probs. with YouTube?
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Is that on all clips, or just random ones? Because I get the latter as well.
by Matija
Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You know you're getting old when...
Replies: 25
Views: 4960

Pr0tip: select the dropdown and start typing the number.
by Matija
Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

Browsers: non-issue. There's this thing called "write cache". DLL checking / registry / what not: non-issue. There's this thing called "read cache". Boot time: non-issue. Computers usually boot once per day. Game level load times: non-issue. Relevant only for some gamers and in some games. I underst...
by Matija
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

I still don't understand how exactly SSDs make things faster.

Most people today spend 95% of their time in browsers, which are extremely far from requiring fast disk performance.

There are also gamers, who don't benefit from SSDs that much.

What do you use the speed for?
by Matija
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie with Antec 300 case info please
Replies: 32
Views: 11142

I think it would be better if you used a massive heatsink like the Xigmatek, coupled with a 500 rpm Slip Stream fan. As for the graphics card, I'd recommend a passive ATI 4670. Just try to find one that underclocks and undervolts properly. Add a 800 rpm exhaust fan, and you're all set. Of course, af...
by Matija
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

Hmm, makes sense. That would still allow data to be "scraped" off traditional platters, but you can't do that with SSDs, so the drive is bricked...
by Matija
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

OK, that much is obvious, but what does it do on low level? Logically thinking, the password encrypts something. It cannot be just the MBR, because that wouldn't do much. So, I can guess that it encrypts everything on the drive; the CPU won't do that (too risky), so it's probably the built-in contro...
by Matija
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

Never heard of that. What does it do?
by Matija
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

No, seriously, why should a standard BIOS password have anything to do with bricking a SSD?
by Matija
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet DVRs
Replies: 11
Views: 6380

Well, I often hear "I wish we could tape this thing that starts at 3 AM", so I guess the device should be quiet enough not to interrupt my mother's sleep...
by Matija
Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet DVRs
Replies: 11
Views: 6380

No fancy stuff. A simple, stupid box, like this one: http://www.pioneer.at/eur/products/archive/DVR-555H-S/index.html (but preferably cheaper, this one is 250€). HTPC... It would cost a fortune and require silly software and IR remote control and... I'm really not sure I want to go in that directi...
by Matija
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet DVRs
Replies: 11
Views: 6380

I just need a simple DVR, not a "media tank" :) Besides, I can't buy that here.
by Matija
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet DVRs
Replies: 11
Views: 6380

Quiet DVRs

For a while now I've been pondering the idea of buying my parents a DVR with a HDD inside. They are still using an old VCR (mother dearest even managed to find new VHS tapes for purchase somewhere!), which carries the standard "I think it's on that tape, no wait, it's there, let's rewind, it's not t...
by Matija
Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 42676

dhanson865 wrote:Oh and for anyone that has the 34nm Intel SSD don't use a BIOS password or more importantly if you have a BIOS password don't change it or remove it.
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=15827
I still can't understand why that happens. It makes absolutely no sense.