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Blitz, simfreak, Tator, thank you all, sirs, for your inputs.

Consensus has a way of putting my mind at ease. It's a great thing to know I have this option in case I need it.
    
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Blitz, simfreak, Tator, thank you all, sirs, for your inputs.

Consensus has a way of putting my mind at ease. It's a great thing to know I have this option in case I need it.
Just remember Joe, in the end, breaking stuff is half the fun.
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Remember the wise words of Hue... if you cant afford to lose it, do not risk breaking it. </PARAPHRASE>
     
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Remember the wise words of Hue... if you cant afford to lose it, do not risk breaking it. </PARAPHRASE>
LA LA LA I'm not listening...
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I can't find any solid results with google, but I remember seeing a thread about it before, Chiltec vs T.R.U.E., and duckie ho posted graphs showing the T.R.U.E. & Noctua out performing it.

Currently, if those results were true, it would give your 5 high end Air coolers that perform better than it for a fraction of the cost.

Ala, the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, Thermalright IFX-14, Xigmatek Thor's Hammer, Xigmatek S1283, Noctua NH-U12P, & Primotech Megahalem

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*6 high end coolers

:la chen:

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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
For the price (assuming the bidding doesn't go higher), [B]I myself would be tempted to take a flyer at that Ultra ChillTEC, just to see satisfy my own curiosity.[/URL].

Sadly, not today.
Go for it man, 1 hour left. Some awesome benefactor Has hooked me up!

Quote:
Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
Question, fellas: Has anyone here plugged in a SATA II drive in a SATA I port?
As everyone else has said not really noticable at all. I had 2 sataII's on my asrock sataII tested them both was getting close to posted specs 150/300 and I couldn't tell any difference and I do copy alot of large files. I think controllers these days are just blindingly fast. ever since udma/ata33 they have been haulin!


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LA LA LA I'm not listening...
ROTF,

Thanks for the shout out Blitz
Edited by Hueristic - 6/6/09 at 12:43am
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Does it has a Large cache? Sorry too lazy to research but that would be my guess, Sounds like that NET card EVGA is pushing minus the teamspeak stuff.
Honestly I could not tell you, I Googled the card out of curiosity and found out about the 20% reduced cpu load. I did not read into the article to much but was impressed by that alone.

Tator what is the purpose of SCSI on the NIC? sorry for the noobish question.
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Honestly I could not tell you, I Googled the card out of curiosity and found out about the 20% reduced cpu load. I did not read into the article to much but was impressed by that alone.

Tator what is the purpose of SCSI on the NIC? sorry for the noobish question.
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In computing, iSCSI (pronounced /аɪsˈkʌzi/), an abbreviation of Internet Small Computer System Interface, an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities. By carrying SCSI commands over IP networks, iSCSI is used to facilitate data transfers over intranets and to manage storage over long distances. iSCSI can be used to transmit data over local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), or the Internet and can enable location-independent data storage and retrieval. The protocol allows clients (called initiators) to send SCSI commands (CDBs) to SCSI storage devices (targets) on remote servers. It is a popular storage area network (SAN) protocol, allowing organizations to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts (such as database and web servers) with the illusion of locally-attached disks. Unlike traditional Fibre Channel, which requires special-purpose cabling, iSCSI can be run over long distances using existing network infrastructure.
From Wiki

That's a good run down of the basics of iSCSI.

But the reason I said to look at getting the card with iSCSI Offloading (aka iSOE) is for the lower TDP/less heat.

They are usually the same price used, but obviously, if you can pick one up that runs cooler, and performs the same?

For You, Hue, Blitz, or most other posters in this thread, iSCSI Offloading (iSOE) means squat.

Most of you, up until this post had no idea what is was, and for good reason. It's an older technology, (Servers no longer use SCSI Ultra 320 drives, they now use SAS - Serial Attached SCSI)

At the end of the day, it's nothing to worry about. I just no we all like things to run cooler. And for people like you with a dual GPU setup, you don't want to add extra heat in the middle of your two ovens.
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As everyone else has said not really noticable at all. I had 2 sataII's on my asrock sataII tested them both was getting close to posted specs 150/300 and I couldn't tell any difference and I do copy alot of large files. I think controllers these days are just blindingly fast. ever since dma33 they have been haulin!
Perhaps another reason why a lot of us hardly notice any issues is because we're all using 7200rpm drives. A faster spindle drive would definitely show it's colors I'd imagine...especially on a sata II controller. Not to mention also more drives would be better (more disk I/O).
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Perhaps another reason why a lot of us hardly notice any issues is because we're all using 7200rpm drives. A faster spindle drive would definitely show it's colors I'd imagine...especially on a sata II controller. Not to mention also more drives would be better (more disk I/O).
Yeah, also very true! But I've always gone for the cheap drives (they drop so fast next iteration has all the goodies)After reading what you quoted I noticed I put DMA33 rather than DMA/ata33!

The only times I've noticed big gains are when I managed to get a drive interleaved to 1:1 without throughput loss, ATA33 Pio1 did nothing IMO but PIO2 was noticeable but from PIO2-PIO4 I saw and felt no change and I gotta say running a drive in DMA(as long as you added the Busmastering driver, LOL how many times I've seen that not installed!) was massively noticeable (back when you had to go into the driver to enable it) I saw huge increases. AFA ATA33-133 Not so much? which is weird but maybe the lines should have been terminated? I never really cared at the time as I said ever since ata33/udma Hd access does not seem to effect me (that of course is considering I'm not thrashing the VM or a cross-link or EOf marker issue).
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After reading what you quoted I noticed I put DMA33 rather than DMA/ata33!
Hueristic, no worries man I knew what you meant hehe.

I have a sata II drive in my main desktop machine at work and I don't even notice a difference versus my ata100 drive in my sig rig
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