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Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:21 PM
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 03:02 PM
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 03:21 PM
What you are looking at (3GB/s) is the version of the SATA device and it's maximum capable transfer rate. While the device is capable of reaching these speeds, it never will as the bandwidth is set to a level so great, that it'll never become the bottleneck in the device. The determining speed factors range quite a bit in a hard drive, though the main two are the data density and updated controllers. Though, something that cannot be forgotten is the fact that there are newer drives that have larger densities but aren't as fast as other drives with comparable data densities due to the fact that they are targeted to different groups such as the green movement (WD GP series) and thus they are designed to draw less power, rather then having greater performance. Basically what it comes down to is that simply stating a drives copacity is not enough for me to be able to determine which of your two drives are faster. I'd need model numbers in order to do this.
is a 250GIG at 7200rpm as fast as a 500GIG at 7200rpm if they have the same data transfer rate of 3Gb/s? I would say in the $150-$250 range.
Posted 02 November 2008 - 03:40 PM
Posted 02 November 2008 - 03:53 PM
A reformat is strongly recommended when changing motherboards. Are you looking for a motherboard in the ~150$ range?
I have a question.
Why do I need to do a reformat? If I remeber correctly, reformatting will cause me to lose
what ever I had on the drive.
What's the purpose of imaging programs that can do a HIR?
I haven't tried this with a new mobo, but it's one of the reasons I bought the
Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:05 PM
Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:29 PM
Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:06 PM
You will not have to format, but it will be necessary to run an in-place upgrade (repair installation) of your operating system so that the hardware abstraction layer (HAL) can be recreated for the new hardware. This procedure will not affect your data, it will only replace the system files and recreate those files that are specific to the hardware.
The in-place upgrade will, however, remove all installed Windows Updates....you will have to apply all those again after the repair completes.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 12:30 PM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:44 PM
The Seagate model is faster.
1 Seagate model ST3500641AS-RK, and a Westen Digital WD2500KS WD Caviar SE16.
As far as motherboards go, I suggest this motherboard. It's a great board and also has free shipping to boot! The P5Q-E is also a far bit better for a marginal increase in price, but I don't think that boards advantages would serve you any better, though that's ultimately up to you. Both are excellent boards and amongst the more popular boards selling at the moment.
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:50 PM
Edited by Skyedog, 05 November 2008 - 04:06 PM.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:02 PM
Because in your first post you stated.
Hey James, how did you come to the conclusion I had the LGA775 socket?
1 E6600, 1 E6850 processor,
The P45 chipset is far better then nVidia's chipsets. You are paying for features that you will not use on that board, such as SLI, not to mention that board is a tad more money.
Both boards are good, but again, I'd choose the P45 any day, before taking the 750i, unless I was considering SLI as a future possibility.
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