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    ASRock ULTRA QUAD M.2 CARD

    https://www.asrock.com/mb/spec/product.asp?Model=ULTRA%20QUAD%20M.2%20CARD

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_LpIUHZNdo
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    Re: Down to 2 Drives, need advice

    > *Good* RAID cards are not so sensitive to drives doing background error checking.


    Good post, Allyn: however, what's a "good" RAID card
    and what's a "not so good" RAID card, and how is one...
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    Re: Sata 6 Gb/s Questions...

    > Will a Velociraptor Sata 6 drive be any better to warrant the cost?

    Marginally better performance, but significantly higher price/performance:

    Using the stated specs on WD's Drive...
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    Re: Sata 6 Gb/s Questions...

    WD has listed 2 transmission speeds for their HDDs:

    (1) buffer-to-host; and,
    (2) buffer-to-disk.

    The latter is limited by the raw recording density,
    which remains more or less the same...
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    Re: Down to 2 Drives, need advice

    Quite often, it's poor handling by the shipper
    that is the main factor causing these failures.

    I once knew an experienced UPS employee
    who joked one day that "all UPS packages go by air"
    and he...
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    Re: Quad-Channel RAM with 4 DIMM slots

    Looks like "LGA2011" is the keyword to search for e.g.:

    http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/p/48166/359381.aspx

    [begin quote]

    We are now gonna be seeing Quad-and-Six core processors with...
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    Re: Quad-Channel RAM with 4 DIMM slots

    Here we go:

    http://www.investorvillage.com/smbd.asp?mb=444&mn=96085&pt=msg&mid=9394227

    quad -channel memory coming soon?

    SemiAccurate has heard some rumors about Intel's Patsburg, an...
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    Re: Quad-Channel RAM with 4 DIMM slots

    Here are 2 articles about Intel's SkullTrail technology
    and its 5400 chipset:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-skulltrail-part-1,1768-13.html
    ...
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    Quad-Channel RAM with 4 DIMM slots

    Are any motherboard and CPU manufacturers planning to upgrade
    integrated memory controllers to quad-channel memory access
    for desktop computers?

    With all the emphasis on memory speed and...
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    Re: Down to 2 Drives, need advice

    Western Digital does not recommend their Caviar Blacks for RAID arrays,
    because they do not support TLER (time-limited error recovery).

    WD's RAID Edition ("RE") HDDs support TLER:
    ...
  11. Re: CORSAIR Force SSD 40GB RAID 0 Hi-Speed test in dual PC platform

    It will be interesting to do similar measurements
    using a third-party PCI-E RAID controller
    e.g. we just acquired a Highpoint RocketRAID 2720
    for our ASUS P5Q Deluxe motherboard:
    ...
  12. Thread: SSD's and Raid ?

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    Re: SSD's and Raid ?

    p.s. Lots of benchmark screenshots in this Forum here,
    comparing 2 recent Gigabyte motherboards with
    Intel's X58/ICH10R and AMD's 890FX/SB850 chipsets:
    ...
  13. Thread: SSD's and Raid ?

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    Re: SSD's and Raid ?

    Also, Intel's ICH10R will pass TRIM commands to member SSDs
    but only if they are configured as JBOD with AHCI enabled in the BIOS.

    So, you could experiment with an OS software RAID 0.

    Also,...
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    Re: SSD's and Raid ?

    This was posted in a similar thread recently here:

    I was curious to see if Corsair's website had any ideas
    or recommendations for configuring a RAID with SSDs.

    And, I found these:

    Corsair...
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    Re: sandforce SSD and XP

    I was curious to see if Corsair's website had any ideas
    or recommendations for configuring a RAID with SSDs.

    And, I found these:

    Corsair Labs: Configuring RAID-0 Arrays With Solid State Drives...
  16. Thread: Sata 6 controlers

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    Re: Sata 6 controlers

    Time to consider a more modern motherboard
    with native 6G support and an adequate pool
    of PCI-Express lanes (read "NOT Intel"!)

    At present, AMD's 890 chipsets appear to be
    the best choice, in...
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    Re: My 5 disk RAID 0 WD1002FAEX benchmarks

    WD does not recommend their Caviar Black HDDS for RAID arrays,
    because they do not support TLER (time-limited error recovery).

    See WD's "RAID Edition" drives for TLER support:
    ...
  18. Re: difference between expensive and cheap raid cards?

    Be careful not to mix apples and oranges
    (maybe that should read "bananas and oranges" :)


    The old PCI bus has a bandwidth of 32 bits @ 33 MHz = 1,056 MHz;
    it's considered obsolete for many...
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    Re: DVD writer software

    BurnAware Free:

    http://www.burnaware.com/
    http://www.burnaware.com/burnaware_free.html


    MRFS
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    Re: SSD Installation Questions...

    Software like Symantec's GHOST and Avanquest's DISK UTILITIES
    will do that task for you too.

    I'm not familiar with Acronis True Image, but that's
    another product to consider.

    A drive imaging...
  21. Re: Raid 0: Stuttering/Freezing system for 2 to 3 seconds.

    I don't know for sure if this is your problem,
    but I'm just sharing this fact with you
    by way of "process of elimination".

    WD's Caviar Black series are not "RAID Edition" ("RE").

    Their RE...
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    Re: Ok to mix SCSI & SATA on same computer?

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=409749&prodTypeId=12454&objectID=c00215315#A5

    NOTE: Mixed SATA/SCSI configurations are not...
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    Re: Failing HDD questions

    "Mixed Nuts" = cashews, almonds, macadamias, sea salt & more :)

    You're very welcome: but, you did it, not we!


    MRFS
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    Re: Failing HDD questions

    You should always have an OEM copy of XP on hand
    at all times: for example, use the "repair" option
    to find and replace the missing system files
    withOUT needing to reformat your WD160 and ...
  25. Thread: viamraid.sys

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    Re: viamraid.sys

    FYI: Acronis True Image WD Edition Software is here:

    http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp


    MRFS
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