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    Locking eSATA cable?

    Yikes, what a mess! Looks like we have type "I" and type "L" SATA external connectors along with eSATA. Check out some pics here. No locks on any eSATA.
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    Locking eSATA cable?

    You mean like these?
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    Updating Sandisk SSD Firmware

    I'd be trying the Intel chipset drivers and enable write caching and disable the write-back buffer.
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    IDE to AHCI

    What MB? What controller? What version of Windows?
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    Wait.. SSD through external is slow??

    What drive are you using?
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    Newegg finally gets it?

    Agreed, but the proof will be in the pudding. Let's wait and see what the difference is on Newegg DOA drives. The sheer amount of threads should drop substantially.
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    OCZ SSDs - Why are they so bad?

    Never said it did.
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    OCZ SSDs - Why are they so bad?

    I used the two I had for RAID0 and they were so freaking bad that I sold 'um after two days. The guy who ran OCZ at that time was nothing but a shyster salesman who used deceptive performance testing tactics and confusing model names in an attempt to disguise the fact that some used lower...
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    840 EVO 250gbx4 LSI 9266 4i seems slow?

    You won't get great performance they would be capable of without the FastPath option.;)
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    do ssd still stutter?

    You musta have worked hard at that. LOL! I've had 5 of them and they never hung. The earlier models from any manfg had many flaws (and I had some of them) but Intel's controller and firmware was a major leap forward. The OP is wayyyyyy behind the times.
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    Trying to set up Crucial M500 encryption

    These are the type of things that can be put on an encrypted USB stick with along with other programs. Doesn't seem to me you need the whole drive encrypted and like I said before, it can lead to major problems......especially if you don't have backups. I've commented enough on your...
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    Trying to set up Crucial M500 encryption

    Pretty simple answer. Read about it on the MS website or Google bitlocker+windows+8. I'm sorry but there's way too many that have no real legitimate need for any encryption other than over-paranoia. While you didn't disclose the actual reasons for your need, unless it's your personal...
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    FS: 2x ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II

    PM sent on 2/13.
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    Trying to set up Crucial M500 encryption

    While I totally agree with ya (I also have hundreds of passwords) I have configured W7 to not save any. I believe an easier solution would be to use RoboForm portable with a nice long pass that includes small/capitol letters along with numbers. But,to each their own. :)
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    My drives are forgeries

    Isolated or not others need to be aware of your experience. I've always had the opinion that everyone deserves all the info they can get to help in the decision making process. A few simple, short, well written paragraphs can only help, not hurt, the general public. I know it's opened...
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    Trying to set up Crucial M500 encryption

    Are you one of those guys that insist on running a secure erase 10 times before submitting an RMA? Unless you have govt/industrial secrets on there, encryption is just over the top and can severely limit your chances of data recovery if there comes a time when it's needed. If you're...
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    My drives are forgeries

    WoW! I never even imagined a scam like that. Just goes to show ya how low some will go to take advantage of any situation. Although in this situation I must admit someone deserves an "A" for creativity but it's a shame they don't focus that same creativeness to help, rather than hurt...
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    New ssd hard drive

    Maybe to you and I but you know what they say about assume. :D
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    New ssd hard drive

    Sounds good except it's never worked for me. You maybe able to transfer files but programs are a different ballgame. I've found that any drive that contains an OS will confuse Windows when it attempts to recognize the drive. Your experience may vary.
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    New ssd hard drive

    You understand correctly. :) Even if you had games/programs installed on the other drive and plugged it in after boot, you'd have more problems.
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    New ssd hard drive

    Been there, done that and I can assure you that will have many headaches if you try to boot with the drive connected. I'm sure there's somekinda boot manager available but for the non technical user it's more trouble that it's worth.
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    My SSD is a magician..

    Sounds to me like that drive has been used to death but with only 12GB remaining after a fresh install there's something else going on. I'd do a secure erase on it and try a fresh install. You're pushing it with only a 64GB drive anyway and after all the stuff in your sig. why cheap out on...
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    Beeping Noise And Can't Access External Hard Drive After it Dropped How Do I Recover?

    While I've never had a need for a recovery service I'd probably try the Seagate service. I'm sure they're very experienced with their own units and I saw $1500 mentioned on the link I sent you which sounds reasonable. But do yourself a favor and never buy a prebuilt external again...
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    Beeping Noise And Can't Access External Hard Drive After it Dropped How Do I Recover?

    Why not use this link and go to the Seagate forums? It took me all of 45 seconds to Google the problem and search their forums for beeping problems. Good Luck!
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    looking for recommendation’s on esata raid enclosure

    Strange, I don't see anything about a port multiplier.:confused:
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    Decent external hard drive enclosure?

    Strange, I've never heard that before and I've been using eSATA since it's inception @ 2004-2006 with many different external cases using many different connection options. While I've seen and read a vast amount of problems with eSATA, 98% were due to operator inexperience and/or operator error.
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    Slow disk performance on new setup

    Of course it does. But here's the deal, you're trying to make a silk purse out of a cow's ear...... 1. The smaller the SSD the slower it is and yours is small. 2. The LSI 9211 is an entry level card and won't ever give decent RAID0 performance. 3. Forget the card, hook your SSD to the...
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    Slow disk performance on new setup

    RAID with a single drive?
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    LSI Card on Commodity Hardware?

    I see says the blind Old Hippie. While it's true LSI can't possibly all MBs for compatibility I would be reluctant to try it on anything AMD.
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    LSI Card on Commodity Hardware?

    You're "eyeing" an LSI product but thinking PERC? Go for it and let us know the results.
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    LSI Card on Commodity Hardware?

    While it doesn't look like it you can check the compatibility list here.
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    Need help configuring Gigabyte BIOS for new SSD

    Enable SATA control mode to AHCI Disable Onboard H/W 1394 (that's Firewire) Disable Onboard H/W LAN (unless you have a LAN connection to another computer) Disable Green and Smart LAN Disable Onboard LAN boot ROM Disable anything that's marked GSATA3 If your 1TB HDD isn't detected just...
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    Is it worthwile to upgrade my SSD?

    There's no TRIM on that unit but you probably know that.
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    Question about hardware RAID card failure running RAID 1

    Sorry.....You are correct......I had RAID0 on my little mind. :)
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    Cheap RAID card with Battery Suggestions

    Many decent UPS units can monitor failing power and can be timed to shut down the computer. Many of us have used the same quality PSs thru various builds with no problem. The LSI 9260-4i can be had with a battery backup for @ 400.00 but if he's in the NE area of the states with frequent...
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    Question about hardware RAID card failure running RAID 1

    . That's just plain incorrect. There is no OS on any RAID disk. You'll be able to read the data but the problem is corrupt/incomplete/computer viruses/whatever will be copied to every disk.
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    Question about hardware RAID card failure running RAID 1

    Everyone knows that RAID, of any kind, is not a backup. RAID means a redundant array of independent disks used for increased uptime in some situations and isn't meant to be a backup. Normally a compatible controller card can read the info and rebuild the array if the drives aren't faulty...
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    Any downsides using a marvel 6GB/s controller?

    It won't make a difference to any mechanical HDD....just SSDs.
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