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Old December 30, 2010, 01:55 PM
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Great review but at $274 (NCIX) I'm not sure they are a good value considering you can get 3X2TB Greens for the same price.
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Old December 31, 2010, 12:45 PM
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As any Solid State Drive enthusiast will tell you, XP doesn’t use a “proper” offset when it formats a drive. It uses an archaic 63-bit offset which was perfectly fine a few years ago but it screws the pooch on 4K sectors as a single 4K write will use two sectors instead of on.
should say "two sectors instead of one."
4096 / 512 = 8 sectors, not 2.

Also, XP partitions a 63 sector offset (by 512 byte sector LBA count) when we wanted a 64 sector offset, not a "63-bit" offset.

Anyone else having problems seeing the caret chars in the article? I see 232 instead of 2^32.

Minor typos aside, it's a good, informative review, thanks!
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Old March 10, 2012, 02:34 AM
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I thou rely enjoyed reading this review and read through the minor typos as if they were not there, maybe because I tend to make a few myself.

Anyway I recently purchase two internal: Green Dell WD30EZRX Western Digital 3.TB 7200PM Sata hard drives which never had a Rocket-RAID card along with them, I wish!!

The best I could format them so far is this,

Drive: F:
Free Space: 2097.0 GB
Total Space: 2097.1 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD30EZRX-00MMMB0 ATA Device

Drive: G:
Free Space: 2097.0 GB
Total Space: 2097.1 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD30EZRX-00MMMB0 ATA Device

Both formatting slightly better than the two Green WD 2.TB 7200pm ones below

Drive: D:
Free Space: 1907.6 GB
Total Space: 1907.7 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD20EADS-11R6B1 ATA Device

Drive: E:
Free Space: 1907.6 GB
Total Space: 1907.7 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD20EADS-11R6B1 ATA Device

I have bean hunting down the partition managers from Acronis or Paragon but to no avail

Question: Should I send after the Rocket-Raid 620 card, 620 having the internal ports fitted rather than the external as with the 622. or is there someway of updating or flashing bios

Maybe I should give a few more particulars regarding my old system which has bean running perfectly for years

System Information
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Time of this report: 3/8/2012, 21:27:43
Machine name: DIEAPYSERVER
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.101014-0432)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: P5QC
BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/18/08 12:22:27 Ver: 08.00.14
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 1177MB used, 12041MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 560 Ti
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1200&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1
Display Memory: 3421 MB
Dedicated Memory: 2014 MB
Shared Memory: 1407 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: 50inch Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver Version: 8.17.0012.8562 (English)

That should be more than enough, maybe someone could point in the right direction regarding updating or flashing BIOS or even a good 3.TB disk manager.

Thanks from Dieapy
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Old March 10, 2012, 11:17 PM
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Ok all my problem with the 3.TB WD drive not formatting to it full prudential is solved, it was so easy it was unbelievable all one has to do is convert the Master boot record (MBR) into a GUID partition table (GPT) then format the partition job done.

Use link for tech guide

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738416(v=WS.10).aspx#BKMK_WINUI

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