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Everything posted by IBM_THINKPAD_R51

  1. all the SSD's will max out your sata 2 controller so just go with any size ssd you want
  2. just go with the highest capacity SSD you can get
  3. yeah but i got my entire system with dual x5690's 36gb ram for only 300, then i got a gtx 1070 from a friend for 150.
  4. even if it supports 3GB/s sas thats way faster than sata, but im pretty sure it supports 6GB/s, TBH I was thinking of just getting a new computer, maybe a newer version of this same computer, like the Z820 or something.
  5. HP Z800 Workstation, and a Dell Poweredge R710 as my server that i also need more storage and speed on.
  6. LOL all of mine are filled DX, GPU, special sound card, capture device, and more more i dont think im allowed to say
  7. oh yeah price is a big one, but i already have a SAS based-workstation with sas drives, better than sata hdd's and almost as good as sata ssd's, but looking for something faster
  8. "Value SAS (vSAS) is a new category of SAS SSD media that is expected to replace SATA SSDs in server applications." Well that an interesting quote, so then the real battle is between NVME and SAS, NVME would be faster, but SAS has more logic, and has its own dedicated controller and cache that the cpu and RAM doesnt even have to deal with.
  9. So basically Sata revision 3 has a limit of 600MB/s and pretty much most SSD's can easily saturate that connection. The only way to even get close to that with just hard drives would be to RAID together a 4 15K RPM SAS drives in a RAID 0, (For fun obviously). But Recently, I found out 2 things, one, the latest version of SAS supports 24GB/s at FULL DUPLEX, which means u can read and write at 24GB/s at the same time across the interface, Sata is only Half Duplex, so only 600MB/s in one direction. And 2, SAS SSD's are a thing, tbh ive never heard of it until now, So disre
  10. you can put a pci-x card into a normal pci slot but it brings down the potential speed from 4.3GB/s down to 133MB/s probably lowers the quality
  11. So I was cleaning a server the other day: And I noticed the PCI-X slots on the board, i always thought this was interesting because back before PCI-E existed (this board was new enough to have both, but PCI-X came first) the server space had PCI-X if u didnt want the slow 133mb/s regular pci slots So PCI-X 2.0 has a WHOPPING 4.3GB/s and that was back in 1998!! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-X#:~:text=PCI%2DX%202.0%20offers%20(at,disadvantages%20compared%20to%20PCI%20Express. for comparison pci-e 1.1 had a max of 8GB/s in 2003 S
  12. the whole point of the software is the fact that it shows the performance across the disk platter, there isnt really anything else out there like this
  13. So i found out about this program called HDtune, and it scans across the surface of a disk and tells you the performance as the head goes from the inside to the outside of the disk i thought i should try that on a raid that i have 4 600GB 15K RPM SAS drives Raid 1+0 so the low access time is pretty explainable, but whats with the wonky graph? does the Raid controller make some disks go outside - in and inside -out for performance or something???
  14. welp, i dont use reddit or anything else really so this is my last place to turn to for help. I lost my wallet 2 days ago and i still cant find it. Im getting extremely pissed and angry because i know for a fact that i came out of the car and i felt my wallet in pocket as i took off my shoes inside. But i cant remember ANYTHING after that at all, even after 2 days. I've checked my entire room and all my cloths, and all around the front door and i still cant find it. Im starting to think maybe it literally moved on its own plz help.
  15. yeah didnt like 4k, none of the players did....i guess its really just a chipset limitation.
  16. tried 1080p at 80mbit and it worked fine! 80 might be too high for 1080p but it works
  17. Banned for mentioning the Spartans which reminds people of the movie 300 and made everyone feel really out of shape.
  18. the problem is new ultra-books with the exception of Thinkpads dont have docking stations...note that ideapads Dont have docking stations
  19. a slightly older dell precision workstation laptop u can find on ebay with the docking station is pretty cheap and is very powerfull (but not too big or too hot or any of the problems gaming computers have)
  20. can you tell if it is failing and it wants to keep retrying? also just diable windows update, u dont have to update..just do it once every 2 months or somthiing
  21. u dont have to use it, doesnt take up even a gigabyte of space, also the older programs im talking about obviously are THAT old, what i mean by old is enterprise applications and hardware that could have been made even fairly recently. Even my newish Brother mfc-7360n printer that has a web interface works best with IE and doesnt like chrome or any of the other stuff
  22. well edge the edge compatibility mode only works because the old IE is there and it uses runtimes and components of IE...so if you remove IE, edge compatability doesnt work either
  23. I recoreded the 4K video with a samsung galaxy s9, and even if i just transfer over the bare video from the s9 directly to the a10e it still doesnt like it.