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    right ; it does make a difference because now the drives are almost the same:

    [~]$ /usr/bin/sudo /sbin/hdparm -t /dev/sdd

    /dev/sdd:
    Timing buffered disk reads: 622 MB in 3.00 seconds = 207.17 MB/sec
    [bsampley@dual ~]$ /usr/bin/sudo /sbin/hdparm -t /dev/sdf

    /dev/sdf:
    Timing buffered disk reads: 622 MB in 3.00 seconds = 207.29 MB/sec
    [~]$
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    I was looking for a SSD tool I could use in Windows. I wanted to compare settings to see which was faster. Mainly to see if Windows buffer flushing set to on versus off was faster. Not a big deal though. I just decided to leave it on. The system is a little more secure if the system randomly shuts off then I won't loose data. All the setting does is write the new data elsewhere before deleting the old data, as opposed to delete old data then write the new data.

    Charles, the old hard drive was removed and put in an antistatic bag. When or if I ever sell this laptop, I can drop the old drive back in and it will boot factory fresh. No OS reinstall needed!

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    Nice unit Ron, how much that one set you back if I may ask?

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    It's been 8 days so far and the Alienware M18x has been a great system! I have had Firefox freeze a total of 2 times, but otherwise the system has been stable. Games run great and everything is super fast! I'm contemplating selling my desktop since I haven't used it since this beauty arrived.

    Anyone want a slightly used desktop? It has a water cooled Core I7 Extreme 965 3.2GHz, Asus Sabertooth X58 motherboard, 6GB DDR3, OCZ Revodrive 120GB SSD, WD Velociraptor 300GB hard drive, dual ATI Radeon HD6770 1GB cards running Crossfire, 850 watt PSU and some fancy Corsair case. I didn't build it, but traded a guy my Clevo laptop.

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    I can make Firefox crash at will. Chrome, too. And a child can make IE tank... :down:

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    I've been sticking with Firefox because I love Sync. I have my bookmarks synchronized on every machine I use. Chrome will do the same thing, but the stupid installer doesn't let you pick an install destination and I want it installed on the hard drive, not the SSD.

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    I suspect there's a command line switch you can use, but I don't know for sure and I can't be bothered to look now.

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    I run Linux, Windows 7, and Mac under one roof... and I have chrome on all of them. The win7 and linux machine are on a KVM switch and I occasionally forget which machine I'm on since it all looks alike in the browser.

    It's pretty cool how in this day and age we have so much in the way of good cross-platform software.

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    Yeah, there's some hacks out there where you can create a shell directory and it'll install on one drive when it thinks it's installing on another drive, yada, yada, yada... It'd be easier if Google allowed a custom install and I could just tell it to install on the D: drive instead of the C: drive.

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