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Posted byUncleVom
Posted on06/05/06 04:39 PM

> Turns out 2 of my computers are out due to bad hard drives!!! Grrr......
> My laptop is the other. Fortunately both are covered under warranty...
> Jay
> Hardware/Support Moderator

That sucks, laptops are especially bad with the frequent spinning up and down of the drives. I'm convinced power saving kills drives.

I usually replace a drive with a new one rather than wait for the turn around, sometimes that allows me a chance to possibly access the data of a dying drive in a master slave situation.
Then send the dead one in for warranty.

I always check warranty replacements and if they are old or have remanufactured stickers they will not be trusted in an important situation.

I seem to be getting my RAC comming back up slowly.
I like the award of credit based on flops, but the standard software sucks and I haven't found anything that is optimized for the AMD64 dual core CPU with SSE3 in Linux. (Crunch3r seems to be involved in a feud with some at setiathome and has suspended his clients)
Faster machines give away a lot without the enhancements and AFAIK if you do the work and get credit for the flops then doing it in 1/2 the time by taking advantage of modern instruction sets is not cheating.


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*Seti-Enhanced  UncleVom05/29/06 11:23 PM
.*Re: Seti-Enhanced  bluejaywpg05/31/06 02:04 AM
..*Re: Seti-Enhanced  bluejaywpg06/05/06 02:03 AM
....Re: Seti-Enhanced  UncleVom06/05/06 04:39 PM
....*Re: Seti-Enhanced  bluejaywpg06/11/06 04:40 AM
.....*Re: Seti-Enhanced  UncleVom06/11/06 05:57 PM
......*Re: Seti-Enhanced  bluejaywpg06/13/06 00:02 AM
....*Re: Seti-Enhanced  bluejaywpg06/08/06 05:23 AM