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#13 Waco

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

No problem. Let us know how it all works out when you get them in! :cheers:

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

No problem. Let us know how it all works out when you get them in! :cheers:


Will do. Just realized I forgot to check if it will work in linux considering Fedora is my daily, luckily it does. *phew*
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

Will do. Just realized I forgot to check if it will work in linux considering Fedora is my daily, luckily it does. *phew*

I wouldn't have recommended it if it wouldn't have. :lol: I don't buy "Windows only" hardware unless I really have to since I tend to run Linux on a fair number of my machines.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

I wouldn't have recommended it if it wouldn't have. :lol: I don't buy "Windows only" hardware unless I really have to since I tend to run Linux on a fair number of my machines.


Everything seems to be initializing and recognizing. Going to try to figure out how I want to have everything setup. Not sure how well fedora will take to being cloned onto a new drive and I don't really want to reinstall.

However, the SATA card won't work with my DVD drive. Is this normal?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:06 PM

Optical drives tend to be a picky bunch - I've had good luck with other optical drives on the same controller that's on the card you bought. It's possible the BIOS on it doesn't support optical drives though. :(

In that case you'll have to run it off of one of the internal SATA ports on your motherboard but from the look of things that doesn't seem like it'll be much of an issue.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

Optical drives tend to be a picky bunch - I've had good luck with other optical drives on the same controller that's on the card you bought. It's possible the BIOS on it doesn't support optical drives though. :(

In that case you'll have to run it off of one of the internal SATA ports on your motherboard but from the look of things that doesn't seem like it'll be much of an issue.


Its not, I have enough ports for it to work. I'm probably going to move my 640GB Green drive over to the SATA card as well, just to make sure I have a spare sata port for future use.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

You wouldn't happen to know any Linux SSD optimizations? I've found the noatime,nodiratime,discard mount options and that I need to properly align the partitions before doing anything major with it, but do you know of any other optimizations out there?
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

Personally I use the noop scheduler on SSDs as well. It cuts down on CPU overhead quite a bit and helps speed up access during heavy loading.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

Personally I use the noop scheduler on SSDs as well. It cuts down on CPU overhead quite a bit and helps speed up access during heavy loading.


Yeah, I think I saw that one somewhere. Was thinking about switching to that.
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