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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by Blue_Fire
LIES you can, WITHOUT a raid controller. windows xp comes with striping(raid0) funtionality built into, so that the os splits up the information not the controller. you can "technically" have up to 32 drives doing this.
EDIT: why hasnt WD have a hdd with 16mb cache? or do they and i have just not noticed.
Yes, they do have a 16mb cache hard drive. They have some 200GB hard drives that do and the new 150GB Raptor has it too.
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lol i know just had to get that off my chest, been alot of crap going around saying raid isnt worth, and it is. what n00bs.
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post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by Bluecow003
Yes, they do have a 16mb cache hard drive. They have some 200GB hard drives that do and the new 150GB Raptor has it too.
oh cool, i knew maxtor had them wasnt keeping up with WD.
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post #24 of 33
I love my Raptor (74GB), Windows load so fast that the internet hasn't fully connected (cable)... I am always the first one to load a map in BF2...

In my opinion a Raptor against a high-end 7200RPM drive is like the different between 7800GT and a 7800GTX 512MB SLI... Its that good.
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post #25 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by hvacgaspiping
Is there such a thing as a 10000 hard drive with an IDE/ATA interface? If not, then I`m stuck with 7200 rpms on my computer.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815102102

May require a reinstall of the OS (contrary to my other post about swapping)

http://www.cooldrives.com/satoidecofor.html

Will not require a reinstall (on sale too!)
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post #26 of 33
Hey Enterprise1701,

That was a very informative FAQ, especially for a noob such as me. One thing that did not work for me (that I want badly) was the automatic login feature of XP; I once had it. A couple of weeks ago when I started my computer after an overnight shutdown, the window with the blue background appeared where I had to click on the "Administrator" icon for my computer to come up completely. I went to control panel/user accounts as you instructed, but for me there was no option saying, "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer". Instead, the only options presented were the password management and options unrelated to the above. So, how is there a way around this?
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post #27 of 33
Was there only an administrator icon? or was there a guest icon as well?
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post #28 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by DataX
That's a good point, but if your spending $1200+ on a Quad RAID-0 Raptor setup, then why are you going to cripple your performance using the onboard controller? Probably even without a Raid setup, you'd get better transfer rates with a pci controller than with onboard.
The PCI bus has a maximum bandwidth of 133MB/S per its specification. In practice, depending on the motherboard chipset, this is actually somewhere between 100MB/S and 120MB/S.

RAID controllers integrated into a chipset don't rely on the PCI bus to transfer data to the chipset and are MUCH FASTER. You will be limited to <120MB/S by using a PCI RAID controller!
     
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post #29 of 33
Hey Xavier1421,

There was one "administrator" icon and one "guest" icon. The latter was disabled, so I enabled it to see what I could find under its options. The options only pertained to "guest". The same was conversely true for the "administrator" icon. There was no way in this window to perform any sort of unchecking or disabling of either of these icons. I`m mystified because the only time I remember seeing these was a couple of years ago when I first installed XP (brand new installation), and then for some unknown reason they disappeared and the computer booted completely from the start without a pause until it was completely up. Although it doesn`t hurt anything, it`s still annoying.
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post #30 of 33
hvac,

Go to control panel ~> user settings and check for .net account and for a guest account. Make sure that the guest account is turned off, and delete the .net account.

I recently updated my wife's rig, and it began to do the same thing, using the login screen to choose a user...I hate that. So I did the above, and no problem since.
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