well for one, it doesn't think the primary drive is removable, but i know on my desktop system i had a setting in xp pro per disk to turn on or off DMA mode.. maybe i have really lost my mind.
i downloaded the Intel Application Accelerator. had to get 2.22 since they removed mobile chipset support in 2.23. I can't really tell any difference in sound. even on the quieter drives, can you still hear it working? it isn't really a shocking sound, and i guess i'm just not used to having a hard drive right up next to me instead of in a tower. i just have very sensitive hearing :/
and torque: when you talk about the techs being able to hear it through the phone, do you mean the noise coming out my headphones or the noise of the drive itself.. if i held a phone up to the drive, one might be able to hear it - but it would just sound like a hard drive working. you'll have to forgive me if i overreact, this is my first portable so i don't know what to expect. the ones i had used before had not been nearly this powerful, the drives not nearly as large, etc .
btw in case i didnt say it thanks for responding so quickly , this is one of the most useful and interesting forums i've ever run across for any piece of hardware i've ever gotten. you should see the cubase forum - hundreds of whiners and barely any content, the exact opposite of this site
i had the sager delivered to my dad's work since i was up at school all day and nobody was home. he works in tech services for the school district here and all the guys were wanting to know about the machine i got and how the Sager brand is. i'm going to show and tell next week and if they ask i'll give them this site to come ask questions on . sager is the sleeper hit of the industry
late and long winded again. this time nearly 4am..