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In Topic: Intel Fultondale 3 DC P3600 AIC 2TB PCI-Express 3.0

17 April 2018 - 10:57 AM

So, I did a whole lot more research, and it seems that Intel won't make it easy to use.  It's all command prompt, and the drivers barely support Win7....


I didn't find anything that said that Windows sees it as multiple drives, nor that it used software RAID, but I did see that the download tools (the software) is what you would use when inspecting and configuring a RAID of these drives.


Does that mean it is a software to manage a hardware RAID or a software to manage configure a software RAID?  I don't know.


I was looking at Intel's website and reading the details of the downloads (software drive management tools, drivers, firmware updates).


To get Win7 support, you have to go back to older versions of the drivers, and even then, you don't get complete support for Win7.


DC P3600 is discontinued, as far as Intel is concerned, even though you still find them for sale, everywhere.


I started looking at the 4TB DC P4500.  It also has limited Win7 support.


The "enthusiast" line of product absolutely only supports Win10, so it's a no go....


In then end, I guess I will not get the Intel Fultondale 3 DC P3600 AIC 2TB PCI-Express 3.0..., nor the DC P4500 model, either.


I guess I'll start looking at M.2 drives.  I just hope they've gone up in capacity.  Believe it or not, 500GB is not enough space for me.  LOL  That's how big they seem to make them.








2TB!  Now all I have to find out is if it's compatible with Win7 and my mobo....




So, my mobo is compatible, and so is Windows 7!!



In Topic: Intel Fultondale 3 DC P3600 AIC 2TB PCI-Express 3.0

13 April 2018 - 05:33 AM

The mother board has an M.2 slot (or maybe two of them?), so, the mobo supports these drives.


Where did you read that it shows up as two drives?  I want to read about that.  Can you give a link to the article?


Its hard to get info on these drives.  I know it's way fast, which is why I wanted to get it, but I didn't see any of that other info on anything I read about it.

In Topic: Wild Bison Return To Canada

09 February 2017 - 11:19 PM

Waiting on news of poachers...

In Topic: Net Neutrality Is In Danger Again

09 February 2017 - 09:45 PM


T-Mobile is violating the Net Neutrality framework put in place by the FTC. It has conveniently redefined common terms to suit its own agenda and skirt the Net Neutrality rules since the introduction of its Binge On streaming loophole, but the latest “unlimited” data plans are a brazen challenge. It’s almost like T-Mobile CEO John Legere is intentionally crossing the line, looking the FCC in the eye, and saying, “What are you going to do about it?”


Verizon and AT&T recently revamped their data plans to include rollover data. In response, the “Un-carrier” expanded on its T-Mobile ONE “unlimited” plan that offers degraded service and spells out that certain services and types of data will require an additional fee. In other words, some data and services will receive preferential treatment on the T-Mobile network as long as the extortion is paid.


T-Mobile ONE Crosses the Net Neutrality Line


In response to some of the initial backlash about the T-Mobile Binge On service and the ways it violates Net Neutrality, Legere simply invented his own personal definition of throttling that conveniently allows for the semantic difference that seems to make his version of throttling OK under Net Neutrality guidelines.


The reality is that Binge On does violate Net Neutrality, but for some reason the FCC decided not to fight that battle. The FCC can’t turn a blind eye to the new T-Mobile ONE and ONE Plus “unlimited” plans, though.




As you can see, while the Internet has been free and open for decades, the big telcos are trying to change this, and the FCC is rolling over.  I pay a big price for my fiber optic speedy Internet connection.  Why should I also, have to pay for speedier access to certain domains, or websites that are not favored by the telcos?


Same is true for businesses.  They pay high prices for enough bandwidth to reach their customers, but now, we have the telcos charging even higher prices for these businesses to keep that high bandwidth.  Only large businesses will be able to afford this.  Small, independent operations will find themselves falling behind, and losing what growth they've managed to the big businesses.


The reason the Internet is free and open, is because we fight to keep it that way.


Here is another article that gets into the legal aspects of things.






There is no need for insults and denigration.  We can debate the merits of our arguments without going low.

In Topic: Potential Bottlenecks. An IRQ Question

07 November 2016 - 07:37 AM

So, after bumbling about in Google Land, I discovered that starting with PCI ver 2.2, MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts) is the new IRQ (Interrupt Request).  Starting with PCIe 3.0, MSI-X (Extended Message Signaled Interrupts) became the updated and advanced version of MSI.


So, why is my mobo book still talking about IRQ's?!  It seems that I might have to make a BIOS change in order to enable MSI or MSI-X...  At least that is what I think I understood from reading stuff in Google Land.  Yet, there is nothing in my mobo book about this.


Anyone have any experience with this?  Or have a better understanding about this?