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    Video Card Upgrade: GTX470?

    Thank you everyone for your opinions. Also thank you for considering my specific situation, as strange as it may be. I think at a minimum, we determined that a GTX460 and GTX470 are my options. While the price difference doesn't matter to me, I think I will go with the GTX460 because it runs...
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    Video Card Upgrade: GTX470?

    I'm still using a CRT, so max resolution would be 1600x1200, but I normally play games in 1280x960. power supply is a corsair hx520. (520w) 2GB RAM.
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    Video Card Upgrade: GTX470?

    I currently have an nvidia 8800GTS. It's ok, but I'd like to play crysis and some of the newer games at high quality settings. The GTX480 and GTX580 seem too expensive and too hot. Is a GTX470 a good card to go with? Would a GTX460 be a better idea? -Must be nvidia (lets not go into it)...
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    Printing from Vista to a Shared XP Printer

    Supposedly I could get this to work by following this procedure: Except the "A Windows logon credential" option is grayed out and not available. Awesome.
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    Printing from Vista to a Shared XP Printer

    I have an old HP deskjet 940c that worked fine as a shared printer when the client computer was windows xp. Now I got a new computer and the client computer is windows vista. I can easily get it print from the vista computer (I have to type in a user name and password when I add the printer)...
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    How to organize stuff on hdd

    Folder structure doesn't matter, do it however you want. There are defragmenting programs that can put certain files on the faster part of the drive though.
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    Everyone in here so we can straighten out the Seagate problem...

    lol that's what good scientists do. If you don't like the results of a poll, make sure to start asking people that will vote the way you want them to!
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    The [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread - READ requirements in first post

    This won't impress anyone here, but I thought I would share. Corsair HX520 power supply RAID 5 Areca ARC-1210 four 1.5TB Seagate drives one 500GB Seagate drive 5TB advertised capacity. 4.55TB formatted capacity. All in windows xp 32-bit :)
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    Everyone in here so we can straighten out the Seagate problem...

    Four 1.5's from newegg. They were packaged fine, just the way I've always received them before. Multiple layers of bubble wrap with packing peanuts inside the box. I updated the firmware. They have been working fine for about a month.
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    So if you buy one hard drive, do you buy another for backups?

    I use RAID5 and then backup the important stuff to another drive. The "import stuff" is significantly smaller than everything else, so old small drives work fine.
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    Do you guys trust the Seagate 1.5 gig drives yet?

    I have four seagate 1.5's and they are working fine for now. They came with SD17 and I updated them to SD1A before I ever used them.
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    >2TB in Windows XP

    I guess I got lucky. :P
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    >2TB in Windows XP

    Well I've been using an Areca 1210 with four 1.5TB drives in RAID 5 in 32 bit windows xp for a few days now. The only issues I've had were with some really old hard drive benchmarking software. Either the block size or the total size is probably too big for them. Everything that I'll actually...
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    4.5TB RAID5 Array (Promise TX4310 and 4x 1.5TB Seagates)

    I have owned both. My experience has been exactly the opposite.
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    Seagate changes warranty from 5 year to 3 year on some models

    Seagates 5 year warranty was the thing that made them different from everyone else. too bad. :(
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    >2TB in Windows XP

    I am curious to know...does anyone know of any specific issues with 4K block size in 32 bit windows xp? Are there issues with the OS? I've heard certain programs have a 512 byte block size hard coded and would have issues with this. Does anyone know of any programs like this? I am wondering...
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    Which Controller for 4 Drive RAID 5?

    Well I did some research on the IOP332 and IOP333, and the only differences seem to be the internal frequency and RAID6 support. I have no intention of using RAID6, especially since I will only be using 4 drives, so assuming areca is using the same clock speed with the 1210 and 1220, there...
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    Which Controller for 4 Drive RAID 5?

    I wish someone had done a comparison of the Areca 1210 vs the 1220. I will definitely only be using 4 drives (SATA II), but the 1220 has a faster processor. I'm just not sure if it will make a difference with only 4 drives. The 1210 seemed to perform poorly compared to the 3ware 9650SE-4LPML...
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    >2TB in Windows XP

    Sorry, should have mentioned that I will be doing RAID 5. I have been using a 4 drive RAID 5 array for about 4 years now and I never really wished I could expand it. It's old enough now that I want to replace everything. The 1212 looks like it might be exactly what I want. Faster...
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    >2TB in Windows XP

    I would like 64 bit xp for the 4GB+ memory also, but re-doing the OS is such a pain. I'll probably try it with the 4K block first and if it sucks, maybe go 64 bit. neweggs price on 64 bit xp system builder edition seems like a really good deal to me. so I'm planning a 4 drive array...
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    >2TB in Windows XP

    yeah I won't be hitting 16TB for several years. Is areca the only RAID card that has this feature, or do you know of others?
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    >2TB in Windows XP

    any downsides to using 4K blocks?
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    >2TB in Windows XP

    My plan is a RAID array around 4GB. I guess with some RAID controllers (areca, maybe others?) you can change the block size to 4K so you can have up to 16TB in 32 bit windows xp. Does this work without GPT? The only other OS I would use is 64 bit xp, so would that be a better option? I would...
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    XVID Video distortion with VMR7 in MPC

    Not sure if this is related to my video card (8800 GTS) or not, but I don't know where else to put this. I'm getting this diagonal stepped line through videos where one side is out of sync with the other. The issue doesn't occur when pausing or going frame by frame, so I slowed it down in...
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    Static/interference with front panel onboard HD audio

    I tried this and it worked. I read that all 6 outputs on the back can be configured to be whatever you want, I had just never tried it. But I am using 2 of them as headphone outputs and they both work at the same time. I would rather use the front audio, but this will have to do. And...
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    Static/interference with front panel onboard HD audio

    I am using the HD Audio cable and the only options for "azalia codec" in the bios are "auto" or "disabled". I think I can plug two headphones in the back panel and assign them both to headphones. That may be my best solution. I just don't understand why this happens. I had a crappy...
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    Static/interference with front panel onboard HD audio

    I have an antec nine hundred with a gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6. The case has an HD audio connector and an AC97 connector. The manual for the motherboard says it can accept either. When I connect the HD audio, the sound through headphones on the front panel has a constant static/buzzing sound. The...
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    ATI AIW 9700 crashing?

    Yes, I know it's old, but it has a TV tuner and video in/out. So it's what I use. It runs fine for just about anything, EXCEPT counter-strike. I can play more graphics intensive games for hours with no problems, but in CS it will crash after 5 minutes or less. This started happening about 6...
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    Looking for some case suggestions

    yeah, I bought that raid setup right when sata drives were becoming popular. Now I understand why SATA is better just for the cables. I've moved the PATA cables around a bit since that pic, but they really do hurt airflow. Hopefully I will upgrade to a SATA RAID setup sometime soon, but...
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    Looking for some case suggestions

    lol man...just 15 min ago on IRC someone reccomended this antec 900 to me: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129021 I am seriously considering it. Great suggestion. Any idea why this one is ~$150 at newegg and it's $65 at compusa??? Are they different models?
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    Looking for some case suggestions

    I'm building a new computer and I'm really having trouble with the case. Here are the things I really need: 1. at least 5 internal 3.5" bays. I've looked into enclosures that fit into 5.25" bays, but I really don't want/need hotswap, just a place to put hard drives with proper cooling...
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    Best location for a 4 drive array?

    I'm constantly evaluating this situation, so I'm now thinking that my main problem is with the case and it can be solved by proper case cooling. My current case has no front air vent, so I opened the front a little and the hard drives seem to be much cooler. Also, I think what I really need to...
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    Best location for a 4 drive array?

    I'm going to go with something completely new this time, so sata is ok. I was just explaining my current heat situation with all the IDE cables. Edit: I'm still somewhat concerned by the cooling of the products mentioned. The first two suggestions appear to be the same thing, and the fan...
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    Best location for a 4 drive array?

    I currently have a promise SX4000 with 4 drives in raid 5. I also have another drive for the OS. Even though my case has room for 8 internal 3.5" drives, I still don't think there is good enough airflow, especially with all the IDE cables (6). My computer started crashing while playing video...
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    RAID controller cache

    I'm wary of highpoint as I bought one of their cheapie raid 5 cards a couple years ago and it was horrible and then stopped working after 2 days. I got a promise SX4000 to replace it and I've been pretty happy with it since, besides the fact that it's parallel ATA. Because of that and that I'd...
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    RAID controller cache

    Speed and a hole in my wallet. Those cards look great but do they even sell anything under $500? I guess I just wasn't meant to have more than 600GB. :(
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    RAID controller cache

    How important is the cache memory on a RAID controller? I see some without any cache and some with a fixed cache and some with memory slots that can be upgraded. My current RAID controller has a slot that I upgraded to its maximum of 256MB. But as I am looking around for newer controllers I...
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    External Harddrives and powercords?

    You probably got a 320GB drive.
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    Anyone using non RE WD drives with Software RAID?

    I'm using standard WD drives in hardware RAID 5, I don't see what the issue is.
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    Network Storage Options?

    I currently have four 160GB drives in a RAID 5 array in the computer I use every day. I have started to think that this is not ideal because: 1. They are not SATA and ribbon cables are everywhere 2. Too much heat because of combination of less airflow, hot video card and hot processor 3...
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