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Sounds great bit too much of a hassle for me..
i'm halfway thru, a bit occupied,
i hope to get it done,
i got like 2x dvds,4x 3.5",3x 2.5" in a casing, may be adding more soon
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by helloicanseeu View Post
u can make a DIY double pole double throw switch for the molex wires to the hdd, 5v and 12v wires, if u know how to....
since sata supports hot plug, u can power up and power down the hdds with the switch.
I don't think I'd recommend that unless you know exactly what you're doing. The SATA power and data connectors are designed such that when pulled out the leads are disconnected in a certain order to safely power down.
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I don't think I'd recommend that unless you know exactly what you're doing. The SATA power and data connectors are designed such that when pulled out the leads are disconnected in a certain order to safely power down.
ok, so make 2 switches, either the 12v goes off 1st or the 5v goes off 1st, hehe.
should be the 12v 1st, if i have to guess. that's why i'm halfway thru.
got the raw materials, the planning correct, just short of execution.
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ok, so make 2 switches, either the 12v goes off 1st or the 5v goes off 1st, hehe.
should be the 12v 1st, if i have to guess. that's why i'm halfway thru.
got the raw materials, the planning correct, just short of execution.

Thanks but no thanks

Just disable it inside windows Device Manager.. Keeps disabled until I say to enable it.. it's even disabled when I restart/ re power on the pc

Great!
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Sounds great bit too much of a hassle for me.



Thanks for the confidence boost.. might try it when gaming.. and see if it really lessens the stutters.
So have you removed the other 2 drives and confirmed that they are the cause of the stuttering?
    
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So have you removed the other 2 drives and confirmed that they are the cause of the stuttering?
Not really not yet.. Right now, I am slowly convincing myself not to bother it..

even with 1 drive I still notice "stutters".

I think I am overy sensitive to any of these "stutters".

I read somewhere about the 24 fps (90% of movies) being outputted to 60Hz screens.. some notice the "stutters" (maybe this is also related to pull down effects).

I maybe be one of those some who are sensitive.

The only "simple" solutions that I can think of right now (other than tryng 2 CRTs next week) are:

1. Change to an NVIDIA Card
2. Try a new monitor/TV
3. Borrow a laptop that doesn't "stutter" upon my inspection.
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Not really not yet.. Right now, I am slowly convincing myself not to bother it..

even with 1 drive I still notice "stutters".

I think I am overy sensitive to any of these "stutters".

I read somewhere about the 24 fps (90% of movies) being outputted to 60Hz screens.. some notice the "stutters" (maybe this is also related to pull down effects).

I maybe be one of those some who are sensitive.

The only "simple" solutions that I can think of right now (other than tryng 2 CRTs next week) are:

1. Change to an NVIDIA Card
2. Try a new monitor/TV
3. Borrow a laptop that doesn't "stutter" upon my inspection.
I notice the 24fps to 60 fps pulldown stuttering all the time. My girlfriend thinks I'm crazy every time I point it out.

I doubt the drives are the cause of whatever stuttering you are seeing.
    
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I notice the 24fps to 60 fps pulldown stuttering all the time. My girlfriend thinks I'm crazy every time I point it out.

I doubt the drives are the cause of whatever stuttering you are seeing.
You have no idea how comforting that sounds xD You know what.. I wasn't like this before.. I didn't really care nor noticed before.. but when you do.. there are several times where it's not so easy to forget and not notice those..

I can see "this" shttttt specially when stuff pans (moving camera?).

I already have built a NEW rig from EVERYTHING NEW down to screws and sata cables.. and I still see it

Someone asked if I bought windows.. I got mine from MyDigitalLife.. but I reformat every 30 days..

Also This happens in Ubuntu 10.XX and the newest ones.. So some OCNers think it may not be Windows

I am in no rush anymore and trying to calm myself down.. I was actually super irritated last week.. I bought a new rig "needlessly".
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I notice the 24fps to 60 fps pulldown stuttering all the time. My girlfriend thinks I'm crazy every time I point it out.

I doubt the drives are the cause of whatever stuttering you are seeing.
Me too. Bugs the hell out of me.
     
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