Originally Posted by XxVaptex467Xx
Whats wrong with lucid?
I (personally) didn't like it. The graphics where 'so-so, or just OK (before switching to a separate graphics card.) Regular working screens (IE: excel or word) are fine but as soon as you put a game on it will switch to the graphics card, but why bother having it go back and forth? I can't see the benefit in it. (Other than saving a penny in electricity. And that would take a long time to even save that penny.) So as far as what's wrong with it is I guess I thought it would be a worthwhile thing, but I just can't see the benefit in it. Unless I'm missing something.
Originally Posted by speedlever
I think you are referencing the Intel 20GB SSD (larson creek) that goes for about the same price as the Corsair M4 64 GB SSD. The difference is SLC vs MLC. SLC being more desirable from certain perspectives, longevity being one of them. That being said, I've been running a MLC SSD for my OS/program drive (Intel X25M-80GB) for more than a year now. I'm not concerned about longevity.
Here's a current status report:
Yes, you are right. I didn't realize the one was a SLC. The SLC drives are more expensive vs the MLC. I looked all over for a cheap SLC and couldn't find one, but as far as the MLC drives go I believe they're perfecting them more and more each day and as you said, as far as reliability and longevity is concerned, it's not a concern. If these drives just hit the market I'd be worried, but not now. Seems to me the biggest fault with these drives is there's a ton of them that haven't been sold yet and they all have the oldest firmware on them. Most folks will buy them and say they're not working properly, swear at it a bit then send it back, when all it needs is the newer firmware. There's a lot of un-educated computer users out there. (And that's why I like these forums, you learn something new each day and you keep informed.) Have to ask, if yours is an 80 gig, and the IRST can use only 64, does the other 20 gigs go wasted (or did you partition the drive)? One last question, did the software you used for your picture come from Intel with the drive, or can I get it on their web site? I have 'Hard Disk Sentinel' but I don't like to keep it running 24/7, uses to many resources. The Intel one looks to be smaller and probably doesn't use so many resources.
Originally Posted by atibbo69
I have the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
2x 4gb corsair vengeance
xfx 750pro psu
2tb western digital caviar green hdd
I just put this rig together today and everything looks good in the bios except when I try to boot windows I get the blue screen of death about 3 seconds into windows loading.
The hdd I'm using already has windows installed on it. I pulled it out of my old computer. This might be a problem?
The marvel connectors are the only ones that will recognize the drive. All the 6gb and 3gb intel sata connectors say no hard drive found.
I was going to try and re install windows on the drive but I realized my old dvd burner does not have sata, so I guess I have to buy a new one?
Any input appreciated.
I see you have the answer, but yes, you have to reinstall windows.
Originally Posted by atibbo69
Yeah I'm just going to re install windows.. Soon as mom goes to bed I'm going to steal her dvd sata drive from her computer and install windows lol...
You got the right answer! "Borrow" the SATA DvD drive from mom's computer, install windows then put her drive back. Good plan. But seriously, get yourself a new drive for your build. Check around and you'll find quality burners for $18. Eighteen bucks is not hard to swallow. Some even have free shiping (but you'll wait a week or more as they use the slowest possible snails to deliver it with. It's worth the extra few bucks to get it there in 3 days. Let us know how you make out. (Once windows is installed then get online and get a zillion updates...lol...) At last count I got 96 new updates after installing windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.