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Windows 7: SATA drives.. Enabling better performance??

14 Sep 2009   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
...just yesterday i got myself a job with the chinese software company, yamicsoft, to improve the english translation used on this program...

@antman - i don't agree that you don't need software to tweak windows 7 ....
First, congrats on the new contract.

Secondly, my most pleasant surprise about Windows 7 was that most of the valid performance and enhancement tweaks, and customization tweaks, were easily accessible through the GUI. The few that remain without a GUI are well documented and available as simple reg file merges at a number of trustworthy sites, including SF.

No need to play the BS licensing game with TweakVI, no taking chances with malware's clever look-alike names. No need to install multiple tweaking apps to address the shortcomings of other tweaking apps. Even TweakUI contained the BagsMRU error (Bags MRU typo).

edit: How many of these apps still contain "Disable paging executive" and label it as a performance enhancer?

I am looking forward to the needless revenue that these apps will generate for my tech support and repair business. And the forum influx.

That being said, I completely agree that a single, well-written tweaking app is a nice tool. I want one. The winner in this category likely does not exist today. Until, of course, you m-square away the yamicsoft offering.

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14 Sep 2009   #12
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

as usual, valid points Anthony. i just can't help being a pedant (i know i shouldn't have read both Korzybski {Science and Sanity} and Robert Anton Wilson {Quantum Psychology} at an impressionable age... )

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
That being said, I completely agree that a single, well-written tweaking app is a nice tool. I want one. The winner in this category likely does not exist today. Until, of course, you m-square away the yamicsoft offering.
i've already started m-squaring away - i'm trying hard to remember to capitalize and use american spelling, even though it really hurts!
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14 Sep 2009   #13


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
I was looking at one of my 320gb SATA interna 3.5 inch drives from Seagate today, and noticed some nice little jumper pins around the back of it. Curious, it says that if they are pinned, it will limit the SATA drive to 1.5 gbps, and if not pinned, will allow 3gbps. Currently, they are pinned. I am wondering if there is a good reason for this.


Thanks in advance for your response..
I use lots of Seagate SATA drives, and it annoyed me to no end that they came set to SATA 1 by default and they so thoughtfully made the jumper half-height so as to make it almost impossible to get the damned thing out without mutilating something. Lately they appear to come without the jumper, set for SATA 2. They probably figured they could save some money by not including the jumper ...
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