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Thats probobly the coolest thing ive ever heard. I am SO getting this.
It's actually kind of fun. Optimizing your hard drive performance becomes a game itself. You can also watch the defrag process as it happens. It's kind of cool watching the files move around. Lots of pretty colors too
    
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Now -this- is good stuff!

I do have a question though - this drive came OEM with an ASUS Essentio tower. I dont know what the cache is on it...does it matter what amount I have? Because I don't know how to find out.

(HDD Noob)
Cache? I dont think that matters since its at least 16mb, and if its 7200RPM its probobly 32mb. But why does cache matter?
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Oh, and Epitope...I think "Godzilla" would be a good name for your machine.
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Cache? I dont think that matters since its at least 16mb, and if its 7200RPM its probobly 32mb. But why does cache matter?
I don't know why or if it matters, was just guessing. Again...complete HDD noob.

And Epitope, have you seen a big increase in performance? Does it give you a tool to show that it actually -has- increased performance?
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I don't know why or if it matters, was just guessing. Again...complete HDD noob.

And Epitope, have you seen a big increase in performance? Does it give you a tool to show that it actually -has- increased performance?
Run that program i linked. It has a built in short stroke option to benchmark your drive, you can see for yourself.
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Run that program i linked. It has a built in short stroke option to benchmark your drive, you can see for yourself.
Oh, awesome info!

I was reading up on that UltimageDefrag 3 website...and it's actually kind of funny. The whole time it feels like Im reading an infomercial. Due to it's intense salesman-esque tone, it has me doubting it.
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Oh, awesome info!

I was reading up on that UltimageDefrag 3 website...and it's actually kind of funny. The whole time it feels like Im reading an infomercial. Due to it's intense salesman-esque tone, it has me doubting it.
I acquired teh program 10 minutes ago, but i havent installed it yet. I might do that later.

Also, do a 300gb SS, then compare it to a banchmark with no SS. Make sure to take note of access times and R/W speeds for both.
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Create a short-stroked partition of 25% of HD size, align to 2048 sectors or 1mb offset, format to NTFS and disable indexing for this disk, now we're talking
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Create a short-stroked partition of 25% of HD size, align to 2048 sectors or 1mb offset, format to NTFS and disable indexing for this disk, now we're talking
If I do this, what do I place on the 25% partition? My OS/frequently used applications?
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