Morning Discussion

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 23, 2010 5:00am PST Chris is jetting off to Mothership GameFly this morning to teach Brian the secret handshake, the Shackshake, leaving me in charge around here for a while.

To the Shackcave!

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  • Reposted because nobody gives a shit :(

    I had to return my new intel 40GB SSD due to some incompatibilities. Apparently if you own an Nvidia based motherboard without a Jmicron SATA controller, you are unable to set AHCI in the BIOS and the drive suffers for it. Intels own SSD info center even recommends that you own hardware & software that supports AHCI to run the drive at full speed / optimal settings.

    I will say that the speed increase was awesome and I do recommend them, but be weary of having to configure it and they aren't as plug-n-play as some make them out to be. I had to manually disable defrag & superfetch in Windows 7, and with a full Win7 Ultimate install, the drive was almost half full. got. I think 40GB was adequate, but 80GB would definitely be the sweet spot. I will buy one when I'm ready to buy a new motherboard, but for now, I'll stick with the new WD Caviar Black drive I just got.