bitfeniex prodigy with 7 hard drives

I bought this bitfenix prodigy case for about $30 off craiglist, someone didn’t like that it was white, and for $30, couldn’t be beat for this case. As it was retailing for about $80 at newegg/microcenter. I was going to build my girlfriend a new PC and thought ITX was the way to go, after ...

Windows 7 – Windows cannot be installed to this disk

I was trying to install windows on my new ASRock H81M-ITX motherboard and for some reason loading windows 7 pro 64bit to my OCZ agility 2 I got this error message: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer’s hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk’s controller is enabled ...

Can Dell PE860 (power edge 860) run 3TB drives on the motherboard SATA?

I found out the answer is yes! I have hooked up 2 3TB drives into the onboard SATA and was able to successfully raid 1 them within Ubuntu 12.10. I was not able to do this with the Perc raid controller, as it only saw 2.2TB.

Samsung 830 256GB in raid 0 with Z77 chipset and TRIM

Got my new drives, two Samsung 830 256GB I then dropped them into an intel ROM raid 0 with Intel RST 11.6 drivers and I get some pretty great looking benchmarks AND TRIM! These were running on my Asus P8Z77-I DELUXE ITX motherboard. The benchmarks speak for themselves. If anyone would like me to run ...

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 MC7750 4G Verizon Issues – 2101 Error 8

We have a few new Toughbook CF-53′s in that occasionally get the 2101 error within Verizon Access. I was wondering if anyone else was having these issues? I am in touch with Panasonic, and Verizon on trying to get a permanent fix, but it seems to be very intermittent right now. If I get a ...

FPS stuck at 50 in Diablo 3

I am not sure what was happening, but every time I would join a new game, hit CTRL + R (gives you ingame FPS) it would be locked at 50FPS, even with the limiter at 61, or even off. To fix it, I had to do the following : For reference, I have an i5 ...

Hard Lockup’s With Asus P8P67PRO and Random Freezes

My PC : i5 2500k corsair 1050W EVGA 680 GTX 4x4GB DDR3 G.Skill Asus P8P67 PRO REV3 Corsair M4 case – Corsair 600T My PC was randomly locking up on me whenever it felt like. It was generally under 24 hours of being booted. I was replacing stuff left and right, and on a whim, ...

Lenovo x220 BIOS 1.26 – fixes suspend problem 1

Looks like my Lenovo x220 got a new BIOS update! official download link : 1.26 BIOS changelog : UEFI: 1.26 / ECP: 1.13 – (New) Allow to enable WWAN and WLAN device simultaneously. – (Fix) Fixed an issue that might not resume from suspend state with combination of specific CPU and BIOS setting for Intel ...

Corsair CMFVY3S vs CMFVY3 vs CMFUSB2.0 1

I am doing a second round of tests on my Corsair flash drives, first round was here : Link Same hardware as the test rig : Asus P8P67 PRO i5 2500k 16gb ddr3 Corsair 600T case Test devices : Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB USB 3 (CMFVY3S-32GB) Corsair Flash Voyager 16GB USB 3 (CMFVY3-16GB) Corsair Flash ...

Lenovo x220 BIOS 1.21 – fixes CPU throttling problem

update : 1-17-2012 a newer BIOS is out which includes these changes : Go Here Looks like my Lenovo x220 got a new BIOS update! official download link : 1.21 BIOS ——————————————————————————– CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE Version 1.21 [Important updates] Nothing. [New functions or enhancements] - Improved system performance when heavy program is executed with ...