Configuring the Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 250GB disk

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Dave (from the UK)

I've read a few reviews on the Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 250 GB SATA drive.

Looking at some customer reviews on the Dabs web site:

http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx?Quicklinx=3NXV&CategorySelectedId=11154&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11154,4294960493,366860000,4294963789&InMerch=1&v=3#infoarea

it says the drive is shipped as SATA I
Sata I mode and will give you failures in some Sata II systems (ie
Shuttle XPC's). You can set this in Sata II mode by downloading the
ftool.exe from the
following URL: http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
Does anyone know if this is has to be done once, or is a program loaded when the
machine boots?

I do *NOT* want to use it under Windoze at all, but 64-bit Solaris. So whilst I
don't mind setting a drive up once via Windoze, I can't have a drive that needs
it done eash time the machine boots.

The Tyan motherboard supports SATA II, so obviously I want to get the best
performance I can.

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Dave K MCSE.

MCSE = Minefield Consultant and Solitaire Expert.

Please note my email address changes periodically to avoid spam.
It is always of the form: [email protected] Hitting reply will work
for a couple of months only. Later set it manually.
 
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Dale Brisket

Dave (from the UK) said:
I've read a few reviews on the Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 250 GB SATA drive.

Looking at some customer reviews on the Dabs web site:

http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx?Quicklinx=3NXV&CategorySelectedId=11154&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11154,4294960493,366860000,4294963789&InMerch=1&v=3#infoarea

it says the drive is shipped as SATA I


Does anyone know if this is has to be done once, or is a program loaded
when the machine boots?

I do *NOT* want to use it under Windoze at all, but 64-bit Solaris. So
whilst I don't mind setting a drive up once via Windoze, I can't have a
drive that needs it done eash time the machine boots.

The Tyan motherboard supports SATA II, so obviously I want to get the best
performance I can.

--
Dave K MCSE.

MCSE = Minefield Consultant and Solitaire Expert.

Please note my email address changes periodically to avoid spam.
It is always of the form: [email protected] Hitting reply will work
for a couple of months only. Later set it manually.
You just set it once. Mine ran for a while with the default settings on my
SATA II mobo, with no problems. I used the Hitachi util to set it to SATA
II, but frankly can detect no speed difference in it's performance. Nice,
inexpensive drive though.
 
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Dave (from the UK)

You just set it once. Mine ran for a while with the default settings on my
SATA II mobo, with no problems. I used the Hitachi util to set it to SATA
II, but frankly can detect no speed difference in it's performance. Nice,
inexpensive drive though.
Thank you. I might well get one of these for mass storage of infrequently used
data, although I might still l buy a SCSI drive for better performance on data
accesses frequently. Not sure yet !!

--
Dave K MCSE.

MCSE = Minefield Consultant and Solitaire Expert.

Please note my email address changes periodically to avoid spam.
It is always of the form: [email protected] Hitting reply will work
for a couple of months only. Later set it manually.
 
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Squibbly

Dave (from the UK) said:
I've read a few reviews on the Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 250 GB SATA drive.

Looking at some customer reviews on the Dabs web site:

http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx?Quicklinx=3NXV&CategorySelectedId=11154&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11154,4294960493,366860000,4294963789&InMerch=1&v=3#infoarea

it says the drive is shipped as SATA I


Does anyone know if this is has to be done once, or is a program loaded
when the machine boots?

I do *NOT* want to use it under Windoze at all, but 64-bit Solaris. So
whilst I don't mind setting a drive up once via Windoze, I can't have a
drive that needs it done eash time the machine boots.

The Tyan motherboard supports SATA II, so obviously I want to get the best
performance I can.

--
Dave K MCSE.

MCSE = Minefield Consultant and Solitaire Expert.

Please note my email address changes periodically to avoid spam.
It is always of the form: [email protected] Hitting reply will work
for a couple of months only. Later set it manually.

yikes the deathstar........
 

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