Originally Posted by MrEvil
The only reason you need NTFS on a flash drive is if it's a high capacity drive and you're trying to put a single file on it that's greater than 4GB in size (like a DVD ISO for instance). NTFS supports very large single file sizes. Otherwise there's nothing wrong with FAT32 really.
Also Veazer, I reckon your speed problem was more related to the bus the drive was on rather than the fact it was flash memory. The SSD...
Originally Posted by Pirx
Interesting remark. You are right, by default USB Flash drives do not use write caching (which has the advantage that you can just unplug them any time, without going through the "safely remove" dialog first), but I think you can enable that manually in Device Manager. You could check if/how much that helps performance.
Actually I was referring to the cache memory on on the drive itself. I've enabled write...
Originally Posted by xccess21
USB is a lot slower then solid stat disk we are talking about......
I'm not talking about a limitation due to USB though, i'm talking about drastic performance difference for FAT32 vs NTFS on a flash drive. The flash memory devices I've tried have NTFS write rates of 50% or less than when they are formatted FAT32. Try it with your own and see what your results are.
NTFS performance has been horrid on every type of flashcard, usb stick, etc. I have ever tried. I wonder how it will be on these... Maybe it's because USB drives and flash cards have no cache? I don't know.....
Originally Posted by DELL-Machina
Basically the test shows no difference in performance other than the fact that there is "more bandwidth"
And also that the 533 memory benchmarks faster on some tests, albeit statistically insignificant...
Originally Posted by nye
after two months... you probably could have gotten that fixed right? still under 1 year warranty.
I moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand after purchasing it and I don't have Complete Care. Despite the fact that complete care customers can get serviced here, I believe I would need to ship it to Malaysia for repair. I should probably just open it up and see if there is anything visibly wrong or some contacts I can clean.
Originally Posted by FusioNFro
2. microphone jack port is defective. as i talk on various chat programs, my voice fades away. like if i talk for like 5 seconds straight my voice fades away, and the other person listening to me tells me they cant hear me.
I don't think this is the mic port, my E1705 does the same thing. I think it has something to do with the way the STAC9200 auto detects mic impedance or something. My symptoms are...
Originally Posted by eviltone
are you using the new 3.xxxx series?
that seems to be the issue... if you roll back to a 18.104.22.168.105 everything works wonderfully...
that new skype application is TRASH... i've had issues, not only on my E1705, but also on my desktops as well.....
strange, skype 3.xxx works fantastic for me...