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Quote:
You have it spot on in your post.
128 GB acc. to manufacturers is 128,000,000,000 bytes.
Which is 125,000,000 kilobytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~122,070 megabytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~119.2 gigabytes. (div. by 1024)
im not stating you're wrong or anything, because you're completely correct.
i just thot it would be funny if someone wrote this out as an equation because it would make no sense lol.

128GB = 128,000,000,000 B = 128,000,000,000/1024 KB = (128,000,000,000/1024)/1024 MB = ((128,000,000,000/1024)/1024)/1024 GB

now of course in mathematics you can now state that

128GB = ((128,000,000,000/1024)/1024)/1024 GB,
128GB = 192.2GB <---?!!doh.gif
post #1802 of 5386
Well what I neglected to mention is that a manufacturer's GB is base 10 - known as a gibibyte - which is what *nix OSs such as Mac and Ubuntu use.
Windows uses gigabytes which are base 2, so 1024 instead of 1000.
128 gibibytes = 119.2 gigabytes.
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the open source community has started using gibi and mebi etc. for base two since HDD manufactures have corrupted traditional terminology by using it for base 10. so gibibytes are base 2 and gigabytes is either depending on the context. windows use base 2 a lot of other things use it for base 10.
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I got a quick question as I'm about to re-install everything.

When i get to this part

"Type cre par pri align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
Note: If you are using multiple disks in RAID 0 use 1024 for the alignment instead of 4096 for best performance."

I am using only one SSD for my OS and then i got 2 other HDD's that i like to put into RAID 0 so should i use 4096 or 1024 for my SSD? and should i have my HDD's disconected while installing OS.
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Just formatted my new Corsair Performance Pro 128GB with GPT format and installed clean Windows 7 Ultimate through your guide. Works like a charm smile.gif Also your Buyer's guide helped me a lot to choose my SSD. Thx a lot for all your effort, amazing guides.

I connected my SSD through 6Gbps Intel Controller & did all the Windows 7 optimization settings u written down btw (also really liked your Windows settings biggrin.gif). So if you wanna see any benchmarks, loading time etc. just tell me smile.gif I'm not posting all the benchmarks i've done before atm cause they are not very different from the reviews on the forum and other sites wink.gif
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

You have it spot on in your post.
128 GB acc. to manufacturers is 128,000,000,000 bytes.
Which is 125,000,000 kilobytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~122,070 megabytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~119.2 gigabytes. (div. by 1024)
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Originally Posted by LilScrappyD View Post

Quote:
You have it spot on in your post.
128 GB acc. to manufacturers is 128,000,000,000 bytes.
Which is 125,000,000 kilobytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~122,070 megabytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~119.2 gigabytes. (div. by 1024)
im not stating you're wrong or anything, because you're completely correct.
i just thot it would be funny if someone wrote this out as an equation because it would make no sense lol.
128GB = 128,000,000,000 B = 128,000,000,000/1024 KB = (128,000,000,000/1024)/1024 MB = ((128,000,000,000/1024)/1024)/1024 GB
now of course in mathematics you can now state that
128GB = ((128,000,000,000/1024)/1024)/1024 GB,
128GB = 192.2GB <---?!!doh.gif

Lol
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Well what I neglected to mention is that a manufacturer's GB is base 10 - known as a gibibyte - which is what *nix OSs such as Mac and Ubuntu use.
Windows uses gigabytes which are base 2, so 1024 instead of 1000.
128 gibibytes = 119.2 gigabytes.

I feel like I've been cheated for no reason.
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Quote:
You have it spot on in your post.
128 GB acc. to manufacturers is 128,000,000,000 bytes.
Which is 125,000,000 kilobytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~122,070 megabytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~119.2 gigabytes. (div. by 1024)
im not stating you're wrong or anything, because you're completely correct.
i just thot it would be funny if someone wrote this out as an equation because it would make no sense lol.
128GB = 128,000,000,000 B = 128,000,000,000/1024 KB = (128,000,000,000/1024)/1024 MB = ((128,000,000,000/1024)/1024)/1024 GB
now of course in mathematics you can now state that
128GB = ((128,000,000,000/1024)/1024)/1024 GB,
128GB = 192.2GB <---?!!doh.gif

lachen.gif This is making me crack up!! lachen.gif
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lachen.gif This is making me crack up!! lachen.gif

The funniest part of the whole exchange is were talking about SSDs which have a "scratch" space to compensate for dead blocks.


thehehehehe.
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http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?271063-SSD-Write-Endurance-25nm-Vs-34nm/page138

Check this thread people. As of today, many testers form Xtremesystems are doing stress test on the Samsung 830 64gb. Seems our good Samsungs are, just plainly, the fastest SSDs in the market. With the exact same test, the sustained write output of the Samsung 830 64gb surpases every other drive. Time to knock Crucial M4s off their little throne biggrin.gif

The m4's were already knocked off by the Corsair Performance Pro.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Idk

Well, wouldn't it be like RAM where it would dump what's on the given space and load it all again?

Forgive me, I'm an absolute noob when it comes to cache.
'

Anything that is used a lot will be moved to the SSD like the boot files and such. I don't see how it would lower the life of the drive really.
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why is it that my drive is a 128 gb sdd....but prior to installing anything it only reads as 119 gb?

i understand how a 1tb hdd is really only 930 gb....but idk why they list it at 128 when its really only 119. Where is that other 9 gb of space?
What CSM said.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

You have it spot on in your post.
128 GB acc. to manufacturers is 128,000,000,000 bytes.
Which is 125,000,000 kilobytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~122,070 megabytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~119.2 gigabytes. (div. by 1024)
im not stating you're wrong or anything, because you're completely correct.
i just thot it would be funny if someone wrote this out as an equation because it would make no sense lol.

128GB = 128,000,000,000 B = 128,000,000,000/1024 KB = (128,000,000,000/1024)/1024 MB = ((128,000,000,000/1024)/1024)/1024 GB

now of course in mathematics you can now state that

128GB = ((128,000,000,000/1024)/1024)/1024 GB,
128GB = 192.2GB <---?!!doh.gif

Scrappy...redo your math...you fail lachen.gif
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Originally Posted by sniper_13 View Post

I got a quick question as I'm about to re-install everything.

When i get to this part

"Type cre par pri align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
Note: If you are using multiple disks in RAID 0 use 1024 for the alignment instead of 4096 for best performance."

I am using only one SSD for my OS and then i got 2 other HDD's that i like to put into RAID 0 so should i use 4096 or 1024 for my SSD?
Alignment here pertains to the OS drive.
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and should i have my HDD's disconected while installing OS.

it says to have any other drive disconnected but the OS drive when installing does it not?
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Just formatted my new Corsair Performance Pro 128GB with GPT format and installed clean Windows 7 Ultimate through your guide. Works like a charm smile.gif Also your Buyer's guide helped me a lot to choose my SSD. Thx a lot for all your effort, amazing guides.

I connected my SSD through 6Gbps Intel Controller & did all the Windows 7 optimization settings u written down btw (also really liked your Windows settings biggrin.gif). So if you wanna see any benchmarks, loading time etc. just tell me smile.gif I'm not posting all the benchmarks i've done before atm cause they are not very different from the reviews on the forum and other sites wink.gif

Congrats, hope you don't run into any issues! smile.gif
post #1810 of 5386
Hey Sean thanks for the reply. So i finally got through all your optimizations and got windows running nice and clean. I am running into another problem where i go to plug in my 2 HDD's and i enable RAID(XHD) on my BIOS to setup my RAID and i go ahead and choose my raid and set everything up like it should be, but upon start up i encouter a BSOD very quickly and the PC restarts.

Any clue on what this could be?

Oh and when i take the RAID off and switch back to AHCI everything is fine.
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