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 ...

Lenovo X220 IDE vs AHCI comparision with SSD Sata 6GB/s 9

I accidentally formatted my new x220 as IDE, so I ran some benchmarks of before : and here are some now AHCI benchmarks. resolution : AHCI + 6GB/s = faster then IDE!

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 128GB in x220 – modded to 7mm 24

This was a very simple mod, did not require anything, other then 4 new/shorter screws to replace the ones that were longer on the M4, and a bit of electrical tape. Without hte electrical tape, the drive was undetected, it was shorting out by touching the metal top…so there is a reason to the spacer ...

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5″ 128GB SATA Benchmarks in an Lenovo x220 7

I recently purchased an awesome little laptop…the Lenovo x220. Specs : Intel Core i7-2620M Processor (3.4GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB) w/ USB3 Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 12.5″ Premium (IPS) HD (1366×768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 2×2 Antenna IntelĀ® HD Graphics 3000 4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory (1 DIMM) ...

OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G Benchmarks IDE vs AHCI

I just purchased an OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G for my server, and got rid of my 2x320GB RE3 WD drives. I made sure it had the latest 1.24 firmware on it. These first marks are AHCI These are IDE you can definitely see an improvement over AHCI. As usual, short and sweet post, with raw ...

Western Digital Elements 2TB/1TB USB 2.0 speed test 2

I had someone ask me to benchmark my WD 2TB elements drive. It might be useful to someone else, this is running on USB 2.0.

ICH9R Fake Raid Failed when Reinstalling OS DISC?

Hello, if you’ve read anything on my blog, you’ll note that I had a 6 x 1 TB HDD SATA raid going through my ICH9R ABIT IP35 motherboard. I recently decided to reformat the ‘server’, and was told by a few that I should be able to reformat the OS drive (separate from the array), ...

ICH9 + 6 1TB Seagate (ST31000528AS) in a RAID 5

Hardware : Motherboard : Abit IP35+ICH9 CPU : E8400 Memory : 2GB x 4 OCZ DDR2 running @ 399MHZ (5-5-5-18) OS Hard Drive : 1 x Seagate ST31000528AS Raid Hard Drives : 6 x Seagate ST31000528AS Raid info : RAID 5 64KB strip PSU : Antec Basiq BP430 430W Software : OS : Windows Server ...