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by skiddy
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Value SSD
Replies: 18
Views: 4942

The following bench is of my fully-used Intel X25-M 80 GB. Regarding comparison to raid, note that it can combine many writes using NCQ from AHCI. You can see that in the 149 MB/s multi-threaded write, below. The miniscule Access times also help. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/3899132614_8700f7...
by skiddy
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to clone Harddrive please.
Replies: 26
Views: 5379

I used WD's Data Lifeguard Tools disk-to-disk copy.
It preserves disk partitioning (which I set at 1024 sectors for my X25-M).
by skiddy
Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is AHCI needed with SSD drives?
Replies: 10
Views: 17167

Here's some X25-M benchmarks, first with AHCI off, then with it on: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3495/3899132610_52690d71e9_m.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/3899132614_0a2f8273af_m.jpg Swivel is showing my test results. My experience is that AHCI=on feels faster. Note that -every- test r...
by skiddy
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Optimizing an X25-M SSD in XP
Replies: 17
Views: 11549

Re: Optimizing an X25-M SSD in XP

CTT wrote:
skiddy wrote:Windows XP comes with diskpar, not diskpart.
Actually Windows XP (at least SP3) comes with diskpart. Unfortunately it seems that the XP version still tries to align partitions on cylinder boundary so it's of no use.
Please get your quotes right, that wasn't me said that... :)
by skiddy
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 45039

JVM wrote: What did you use for cloning?
I used WD's Data Lifeguard Utilities disk-to-disk copy.
by skiddy
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Optimizing an X25-M SSD in XP
Replies: 17
Views: 11549

Re: Optimizing an X25-M SSD in XP

Actually you can also do it with Windows. Well, sort of. You can use diskpart (command line) utility from a Windows Vista Recovery Disk. I'd recommend using diskPAR, not diskparT. No one actually knows what alignment is best for the Intel, and MS recommends 1024 sectors over 512 for 'more' compatib...
by skiddy
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 45039

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 restored a 'clone' of my HD to the SSD, it worked just fine, once I figured out that I HAD t...
by skiddy
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 45039

[quote="JVMHave you noticed any difference running AHCI in terms of performance?[/quote]

I went from:
SEQ read write 4k read write 4k*64threads read write
249 57 20 45 21 48
to:
262 65 19 43 150 53

The significant change was 4k * 64 threads: 21 MB/s to 150 during reads.
by skiddy
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 45039

It sounds like you you either have boatloads of startup programs or vista(or something else). >_> 2.5 minutes is slow. Eset NOD32 and Comodo firewall, and Speedfan! I'm running XP. I'm suspecting Comodo does some kind of scan at startup, too (it's got a HIPS component). There's only 36 TOTAL proces...
by skiddy
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 45039

Snaps!

I'd like to chime in with my impression of just how huge an improvement an SSD is to the user. I built a leading-edge PC 2 years ago. Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo, overclocked from 2.4 GHz to 3.6. Three WD HD's, with OS on one, data on 2nd, swap files on the 3rd. I tweaked memory timing as low as possible...
by skiddy
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Dreaded Thermalright Bulge - (L)ap, (R)MA or (I)gnore?
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

If you care enough to overclock, why limit your oc and reliability by wimping out on lapping? It will make a significant difference, and if you do it right, you'll see equivalent temps in all cores. (If readers disagree that it will make a significant difference in OC [not true!], then I'd suggest t...
by skiddy
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan makes fans click...the proof.
Replies: 20
Views: 5746

the fix...

Go to the advanced tab, and find the chip which lists PWMOUTn clock.

Set the clock speed higher and test. I'm running 25KHz on my Intel XBX2.

This fixed my Panaflo fans clicking.
by skiddy
Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright IFX-14 - a first review
Replies: 49
Views: 40849

What the IFX-14 seems to need is a 38mm-thick 140mm fan that can be turned down to run quietly. Not too quietly, this HS seems targeted straight at the crazed overclockers, since normal CPUs clocked normally don't need such massive cooling now that the unlamented Prescott is gone. Am I correct that...
by skiddy
Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans, cooling, and air movement - an opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 4652

Quote: Has anybody noticed that the Noctua high-pitch fan has had widely varying reports on its performance? Do you suppose it performs better in a less-restricted environment, and falls down where air movement is not so free? I'm just asking the question, I don't know the answer. ------------------...
by skiddy
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Infinity or Ninja?
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

we're looking for quietest cooling, not best cooling :p its at 35c at the moment which is certainly cool enough, but it could never be quiet enough ;) every little helps :) Well, I'm running THREE 120 x 38mm Panaflo's on my IFX-14, at ~300 rpm, with another in the bottom of my case, pushing air out...
by skiddy
Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Infinity or Ninja?
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

Put two fans on the Infinity for best cooling.
by skiddy
Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Advice on replacement 80mm cpu fan needed - got PWM buzz
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

See if you can adjust the pwm frequency.

If you are using Speedfan, config, advanced, chip...
by skiddy
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright IFX-14 - a first review
Replies: 49
Views: 40849

You can use a 120x38 I should have a Panisonic (panflow) low speed fan around if someone would like me to test it out or to test out a orange yate loon or two. Either would seem more than enough for overclocking even in silent mode. I'm running 3 x 120 x 38mm Panaflo's on mine. At 1700 rpm, they ar...
by skiddy
Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's this I hear about Noctua NF-S12-1200's and pressure?
Replies: 5
Views: 2445

Noctua 800's work fine on my Infinity and IFX-14

Granted, not as cool as Silverstone 120x32's at 1000 rpm, and not the 4 times as much noise, either.
by skiddy
Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Arctic-Cooling PWM fans are in and they work!
Replies: 39
Views: 20509

Re: Help with this fan PLEASE...

[quote="Rocky2001"] Then there is a fan RPM sensor plug that I'm supposed to plug into one of the "chassis" plug. quote] That wire (should be yellow) needs to go into the 4-pin mobo connector for the cpu, if you want it to read out as cpu rpm. If you plug it into the 'rear fan' plug, software will r...
by skiddy
Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: IC Diamond 7 Carat results
Replies: 0
Views: 2428

IC Diamond 7 Carat results

I remounted my HSF today, replacing my 3-month old Arctic Silver 5 with IC Diamond 7 Carat. I had lot's of practice using as5, and removing the HSF showed an extremely thin layer of TIM, my very-high-pressure mount squeezed any excess out. Both my cpu and HSF are lapped. The past three or four remou...
by skiddy
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: C2D @ 3.55 GHz, using Noctua at 800 rpm.
Replies: 0
Views: 1266

C2D @ 3.55 GHz, using Noctua at 800 rpm.

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm getting a nice overclock using extremely quiet Noctua 800 rpm 120mm fans. Previously, I'd been running mostly Silverstone 120x32mm fans at 1000 rpm, but finally got sick of the noise. I had an intake blowing into the 5.25" bay, a push/pull set on my Scythe I...