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Hard disks, DVD drives, etc., performance
I inserted another hard drive into my computer, but connected it through a switch to the power supply.
This is a report of some experience with RAID 5 in the home.
We started out here with a HighPoint RocketRAID 2300 controller that does part of its work in hardware, but relies for another large part of its duty on an elaborate driver.
The idea is fine and should work much like a pure hardware RAID controller, if only it had the same quality. But there are some obvious problems, like:
I recently formatted my Hard Drive & reinstalled Windows XP. Now, when I insert a new CD or DVD disk I'm given false information about the Disk(s). I click on My Computer...right click on Dvd Drive (D;)....Properties. Here's what I see. A blue disk (Drive D:) Used space...0 bytes 0 bytes
Belarc Advisor reports my system as follows:
My Windows Vista Ultimate has gone mad and recognises my hard disk space and file sizes as they were 100 or 1000 times larger or bigger.
I am posting on your site after appreciating the professionnalism found in answers to other posts.
I bought an HP pavilion zv5000 on January 2005 with an extended warranty.
I upgraded the memory to 1.2 go, running xp home sp2 ( I am not on sp3 as there is a conflict with Filemaker pro server with sp3)
My external usb Maxtor HD and usb Flash drive have somehow become 'write protected' and i cant delete or add info to them. Ive tried all the usual, right clicking the drive and choosing 'Properties' to check if the 'read only' box is checked on both and it isnt. Been told to check my BIOS, but dont know how to do this. Is it on 'Start up'? or can I get into BIOS another way to see if there is anything to do with the drives? Ciao for any help from you guys.
I was able to upload SP2 for Windown XP.... Everything seems to work other than the display.. The VGA display is stuck in the lowest color and screen resolutions.... Any ideas?
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