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I've got a trade offer for a m-6850fx... just wondering if anyone in here has any opinions on the laptop and about how much it should be going for. Trying to make a fair trade on both ends here.
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Using an external drive with the esata connection, when I turn the drive off, I cannot turn it back on and use it again without turning off and back on the computer. Is there another way to recognize the drive again? I've even tried administrative tools, rescanning the drives.
Using eSATA connection you can't connect and disconnect the external drive as you can do this with USB connection - on the fly. As I know, there is only one way to make connection, the computer has to be turned off.
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I've got a trade offer for a m-6850fx... just wondering if anyone in here has any opinions on the laptop and about how much it should be going for. Trying to make a fair trade on both ends here.
Check completed auctions on eBay for a realistic price. The auctions must be finished to get the final price. A lot happens in the last few seconds.
    
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Using eSATA connection you can't connect and disconnect the external drive as you can do this with USB connection - on the fly. As I know, there is only one way to make connection, the computer has to be turned off.
Thanks, martee. Your knowledge has been much appreciated.
    
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Using eSATA connection you can't connect and disconnect the external drive as you can do this with USB connection - on the fly. As I know, there is only one way to make connection, the computer has to be turned off.
Not quite correct. My 6860FX supports hot swapping of eSATA hard drives, you need to make sure you have the latest BIOS that supports the function.
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There are a lot of differing answers on the net about this. Here's one:

"Using the stock microsoft driver doesnt give you access to all the features. ich9 and ich10 both support hot swap when the intel matrix raid manager/drivers are installed."

I'll try that and see what happens.

Apparently the main thing is that you have to use AHCI or RAID - it will not work with IDE.
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Well I made one of those impulse purchases and bought a 80GB Intel SSD that was on sale to put in my P-6831. What I didn't think about was lack of TRIM support in Vista. This leaves me with two questions.
1) Does Vista support garbage collection? If so will that be enough to keep my SSD speedy?
2) If I buy Windows 7 will I be able to get the correct drivers for my P-6831?
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Hi, I have a P7908u FX laptop.

I bought a HDD (just like the one it already has, same specs) today.
I would like to do Raid 0, but when I enter the BIOS, I don't see anything related to.
What do i need to do? I've never done this before.

Any guides or ideas?


Thanks in Advance!

PS. I haven't received it yet, maybe I have to install it first and then something related to Raid 0 would appear in the BIOS menu?

Edited by marcosxd - 4/14/10 at 3:15pm
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Not quite correct. My 6860FX supports hot swapping of eSATA hard drives, you need to make sure you have the latest BIOS that supports the function.
Hello Warlord,

You are absolutely right.

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Hi, I have a P7908u FX laptop.

I bought a HDD (just like the one it already has, same specs) today.
I would like to do Raid 0, but when I enter the BIOS, I don't see anything related to.
What do i need to do? I've never done this before.

Any guides or ideas?


Thanks in Advance!

PS. I haven't received it yet, maybe I have to install it first and then something related to Raid 0 would appear in the BIOS menu?

Hello Marcosxd,

Read about setting RAID0 here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=327669 This guide should apply to P7908, too. Hope it helps.

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