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by JVM
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 49086

I live in the country where it is so quiet I can tell when the mail comes by hearing a car go by. Before I came to this forum, I had a Gateway computer enclosed in a thick wooden box I built that included a front door with handle--the back was open. Still, even with that wooden box lined with sound ...
by JVM
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

Yeah I don't get that score either. It has to be a bug or something. But it would be nice if it were true :-) Have you tried repeating the test to see if that CPU Usage reports a more realistic score? I ran a few tests with my Intel SSD and CPU Usage is around 8-9 percent. I am using Vista x64 at t...
by JVM
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

I don't understand the CPU Usage being -1.0%

Anyway, nice to know that about Windows 7, which I pre-ordered.
by JVM
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is AHCI needed with SSD drives?
Replies: 10
Views: 17516

I found that AS SSD benchmark tool here in case someone else wants it.
by JVM
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

Staples also has them: http://www.staples.com/office/supplies/ ... omUrl=home

Just noticed you are in Canada, so if no Staples there, do a search or maybe my other link will work for you.
by JVM
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

I just picked up 2 80 gig G2's and I'll be putting them in raid 0. I'll share my results with you all later. The trouble now is, I can find floppy drives for sale, but nobody seems to be selling floppy disks. I can't install XP on the array without floppy disks! I might try slip streaming though. h...
by JVM
Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

I just found this power consumption test in a review by Anand:

http://anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3631&p=26
by JVM
Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

I don't know about all these SSD drives, but the Intel 160GB G2 does use more than twice CPU usage than my Hitachi drive The Intel SSD uses 2.7 times as much CPU time as the Hitachi HDD - while retrieving 2.6 times as much data (on the fast side of the HDD). So, the CPU cycles per data retrieved ar...
by JVM
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is AHCI needed with SSD drives?
Replies: 10
Views: 17516

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 JVM
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New PC Build
Replies: 11
Views: 2183

For the sound card, ASUS makes a few PCI-E cards that don't crackle and pop like Creative cards. My ASUS Xonar DX serves me well, but there are other models in the line that may interest you. 1 TB x 2? Do you really need that much space? SSD drives will in the not to distant future be up to 320GB. I...
by JVM
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

Oh, and here is the same test showing CPU Usage for my Hitachi loaded with Vista 64-bit Ultimate to compare with above:

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Looks kind of sick compared to the Intel SSD above.
by JVM
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

I don't know about all these SSD drives, but the Intel 160GB G2 does use more than twice CPU usage than my Hitachi drive: http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/764/hdtunebenchmarkintelssd.png I ran the test twice with same results and under same conditions for Hitachi--the only difference being the Int...
by JVM
Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best CPU cooler for Solo?
Replies: 18
Views: 3967

Maybe I misunderstood something here, you can put a fan on the Ninja in a Solo--I know because I have done that. I am referring to the Ninja Plus.
by JVM
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is AHCI needed with SSD drives?
Replies: 10
Views: 17516

TRIM requires AHCI. Unless you have a SSD that will never have TRIM support, you want AHCI. Are you sure about that? I think it was in Anand's review that TRIM was for IDE/AHCI but would not work for RAID until they do some kind of fix. So, I don't know why you say TRIM requires AHCI. Do you have a...
by JVM
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is AHCI needed with SSD drives?
Replies: 10
Views: 17516

That was written 2 years ago. 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 When you have many apps/threads hitting the disk randomly at the same tim...
by JVM
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

Have you noticed any difference running AHCI in terms of performance? 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. According to this PC Perspective article, the X...
by JVM
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is AHCI needed with SSD drives?
Replies: 10
Views: 17516

Is AHCI needed with SSD drives?

Since there is no increase in performance and it may decrease performance--see quote below--why use AHCI unless one needs hot swapping? Also, do these new SSD drives need AHCI for any reason in a desktop PC? "Just a quick reminder for everyone on NCQ. It provides no performance benefit whatsoever in...
by JVM
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UPS issue with Active PFC PSU's
Replies: 8
Views: 3770

Update: I received the CyberPower unit shown in my first post above, model number CP1500AVRLCD and no issues so far with my PSU or anything. The unit is silent in normal operation and I am very pleased.
by JVM
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silent UPS
Replies: 74
Views: 79227

If the listing in first post can be updated, by all means include the CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series GreenPower UPS CP1500AVRLCD under DO. All the Intelligent series UPS units have a silent mode and should perform as this one does relative to no noise in normal mode. Yes, that is correct, the uni...
by JVM
Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UPS issue with Active PFC PSU's
Replies: 8
Views: 3770

I just ordered the CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series GreenPower UPS CP1500AVRLCD 1500VA 900W. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842102048 I called Enermax, I have the MODU+82 625W, and the tech guy said my PSU is compatible with simulated sine wave. At first I doubted him, but he...
by JVM
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UPS issue with Active PFC PSU's
Replies: 8
Views: 3770

UPS issue with Active PFC PSU's

I was going to buy a UPS backup for my system and discovered an issue with Active PFC and UPS backup devices not using a pure sine wave. I called both Cyberpower and APC to verify what I read, and was told by both I need a pure sine wave UPS. The models with true sine wave are both heavy and expensi...
by JVM
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

skiddy wrote:
JVM wrote: What did you use for cloning?
I used WD's Data Lifeguard Utilities disk-to-disk copy.
You have 32-bit OS? From WD technical support, the Data Lifeguard utility does not support 64-bit OS--which is what I have now and will have with Windows 7.

And isn't that utility just for WD drives?
by JVM
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

It won't be all that long before 320GB SSD are available, some are already shown online in Europe: http://www.alkon-pc.de/Intel-G2-POSTVILLE-SSDSA2MH320G2C1_detail_47036.html http://www.mix-computer.de/html/product/detail.html?artNo=IMJMW3& http://www.bit-superstore.de/eshop.php?action=article_detai...
by JVM
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

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 JVM
Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

Thanks, Erssa, that is certainly useful information. Seems like I can do away with Acronis and save disk space as well as system resources. Windows 7 backup and restore does look better than what is in Vista. The only question that remains is if there is any issue as presented by cmthomson a few pos...
by JVM
Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F3 series - 500GB per platter - 7200RPM - 500GB/1TB
Replies: 169
Views: 126451

Otter, Thanks for the offering, but since I plan on going to SSD, I don't think it is worth the trouble with Samsung's utility. I can run my Hitachi Feature Tool in DOS without any problem whatsoever, as well as Hitachi's Drive Fitness utility. As far as I am concerned, Samsung needs to correct the ...
by JVM
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

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 JVM
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F3 series - 500GB per platter - 7200RPM - 500GB/1TB
Replies: 169
Views: 126451

Yup, don't blame Samsung for giving the incorrect command to execute the program, blame the operator. Now that makes a lot of sense.

Listen, I do not need your help, which thus far has been zero to me. Kindly stay away from "trying" to help me in the future. Thanks!
by JVM
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F3 series - 500GB per platter - 7200RPM - 500GB/1TB
Replies: 169
Views: 126451

Look clearly you aren't very technologically literate as we started off with you complaining that the tool "don't work with my OS", couldn't run a simple command line and yet here you are running the program. The utility works and I'm trying to find the cause of your issue. A common cause of this i...
by JVM
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50215

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...