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Blitz, I know how you feel about 3DFX...those were the good days

Joe, if you do end up swapping drives and testing things that way I'm very curious if that resolves your problem. I find it very suspicious that you only started seeing these problems after you installed the Seagate drive.

Good luck
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post #4312 of 28692
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Originally Posted by thlnk3r View Post
Blitz, I know how you feel about 3DFX...those were the good days

Joe, if you do end up swapping drives and testing things that way I'm very curious if that resolves your problem. I find it very suspicious that you only started seeing these problems after you installed the Seagate drive.

Good luck
me as well. I am not happy with the performance for my seagate.
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I'll try mounting the image on a new drive when I get home tonight (if I have time); for sure I'll try it by tomorrow evening. I'll also check RAM, but I find it to be an unlikely cause of the symptoms.

By the way, thlnk3r, I misspoke last night when we were talking about our one-on-one X2 3600+ Manchester duel. I mistakenly said "Orthos" for one hour; I meant OCCT instead. The default test for OCCT is now one hour.

Sorry for the misinformation.

EDIT: G.O., I found something funny out about these Seagate drives. If you check for your SATA connection speeds through your Device Manager (same way as before), you might see that the drive is running at SATA 1.5 spec speed. I was mystified when I saw this for the first time yesterday. nF4 boards support SATA 3.0 speeds, but this Seagate drive is only doing SATA Gen. 1 speed.

Seagate, apparently, ships its Barracudas with a jumper holding the drive back to SATA Gen. 1 speed; take off the jumper, and the drive operates at full (3.0) speed. I'm doing this as soon as I get home.

Hopefully this will improve your Seagate's performance.
Edited by txtmstrjoe - 6/15/08 at 12:00pm
    
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@TMJ, I had that exact same issue with my rig. Turns out it was due to my Seagates running in RAID. Are your seagates in RAID0/1?
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@TMJ, I had that exact same issue with my rig. Turns out it was due to my Seagates running in RAID. Are your seagates in RAID0/1?
Negative. Strictly JBOD setup on mine.

Who knew HDDs were so finicky?
    
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Seagate, apparently, ships its Barracudas with a jumper holding the drive back to SATA Gen. 1 speed; take off the jumper, and the drive operates at full (3.0) speed. I'm doing this as soon as I get home.
Joe, that is fascinating, I didn't know Seagate did that
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Negative. Strictly JBOD setup on mine.

Who knew HDDs were so finicky?
Heh, seagates are a little temperamental sometimes. Only thing i could suggest is live sacrifice... got a cat?
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Heh, seagates are a little temperamental sometimes. Only thing i could suggest is live sacrifice... got a cat?


Maybe I can borrow my sister and brother-in-law's...

(Dials their phone number...)
    
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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
EDIT: G.O., I found something funny out about these Seagate drives. If you check for your SATA connection speeds through your Device Manager (same way as before), you might see that the drive is running at SATA 1.5 spec speed. I was mystified when I saw this for the first time yesterday. nF4 boards support SATA 3.0 speeds, but this Seagate drive is only doing SATA Gen. 1 speed.

Seagate, apparently, ships its Barracudas with a jumper holding the drive back to SATA Gen. 1 speed; take off the jumper, and the drive operates at full (3.0) speed. I'm doing this as soon as I get home.

Hopefully this will improve your Seagate's performance.
I removed the jumper since day one. I think the drive just isn't as stable as it should be. Now the older WD I have at work seems faster and much more stable. I may end up swapping the two and doing a fresh OS install on the two...or... just buying a WD and replacing the seagate all together.
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Joe, perhaps trying a different PCI slot. I am dubious, but you may have created an IRQ conflict.

Like I said, I am dubious, but "try, try, and try again."
     
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