Just to make sure nothing hokey was going on with my first test, I ran it again.
HD Tune: Intel Raid 0 Volume Benchmark
Transfer Rate Minimum : 57.9 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Maximum : 94.9 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Average : 80.6 MB/sec
Access Time : 15.2 ms
Burst Rate : 67.7 MB/sec
CPU Usage : 7.5%
Still in the same ballpark as the first run.
I tested with Stock 1.66ghz CPU, Hitachi 200gb 7,200 rpm (RAID 0), Win Vista Home...
Just wanted to add another benchie for people interested:
HD Tune with 2x Hitachi 200gb 7200rpm in raid 0
Minimum 61.2 MB/s
Maximum 98.4 MB/s
Average 85.1 MB/s
Access Time: 15.0ms
Burst Transfer: 70.3 MB/s
CPU Usage 8%
I'm surprised the stats are that different from the 60gb models - especially the CPU usage.
Do the newer Dells still have an SD memory card slot? I would just get a couple gig SD card and stuff that in for storing some files. A bunch of SD cards are alot easier to carry around than a large external HD.
Just a thought :-)
I remember when I was a teen saving up all my bucks to upgrade from a 20mb HD to a 40mb HD. From MFM to RLL technology oh man and only 300-400 bucks! And this was from a computer show - not even jacked up retail prices which were still much worse.
Don't get me started on my upgrade from CGA (4 color) to EGA (16 color) - boy I was mad geekpimping back then!
Man, when VGA came with its 256 colors I just about fainted.
Oh and as to punch cards - I'm 36 and that was...
1 problem, Dell's fault. 2 problems, maybe Dell's fault. 3 problems, possibly Dell's fault. But 4, 5 and now 6?
Either the place you are using it has REALLY bad power lines, or your work environment is blocking the exhaust vents (desk clutter?).
I just finished trying this swap - WUXGA from 9400 - on my 9300 (1st gen w/IDE/ATA, not 2nd gen w/SATA) and have to report in the negative.
Although the size and plugs seem to be an exact match, the 9400 screen uses a different inverter (they even look different) and when you try to power it on - it kinda works but it looks super dim, like the backlight isn't on (i.e. you can kinda make out stuff moving around but not enough to be able to actually make heads or tails of...
EDIT: It's not really blank - it's just really dim. SUPER DIM. If I stick my face right up to the screen I can see stuff on the screen in monochrome (such as the windows XP logo during bootup).
I just did the upgrade since my old WXGA lcd was dying. With the new mint condition LCD in - the screen stays dark / blank on boot. No activity at all. I know the computer is on - HD light is flashing and whatnot but there is no sign of life on the LCD at all.
Wow not too sure what to make of this thread. I just finished reading all 20some pages and went, d/l'ed powerstrip and checked my own.
I have the A/V package and .... LCD58E3
Now generally speaking its a pretty flawless screen. A bit dim / dark but otherwise no dead pixels, no waves.
I don't mind the narrow viewing angle since my work sometimes requires that level of privacy. I will be getting another 1210 at the office in another week or so - hopefully it will have a...