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  1. Nice looking drive I would love one Yes SSD drives make all the difference. I have over 2.5 Million active files on my macs in my one man office. (GCC for cross toolchain on 9 core platforms.) My Main workstation is a ten year old I7 with 4 x 4Tb drives arrayed as 2x 4TBMirror Raid and one 120GB MLC boot drive.I could really use the extra space for working files. Currently I mount 24TB of active storage to this desktop over network. Each of the San servers uses SSD boot drives and separate SSD /var mounted partitions. When opening folders older than 1 week the AFP protocol caches the DB to the /var partitions, using generation one SSD the delay can be as long as 15 seconds for the folder contents to appear using 10K drives took as much as 90 seconds. I am sure that a fast drive would make my life easier.
  2. This is a Mac I built for a client needed to process some video files. Here are the Specs 2 X Intel S5520HCR Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5520 SSI EEB Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and Quad-Core/Six-Core 5600 Series Server Motherboard 2 x ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 4 x Intel Xeon E5520 Nehalem 2.26GHz LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server Processor Model BX80602E5520 2 x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive 8 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive 8 x WINTEC 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) ECC Registered Server Memory Model 3SR33590K-13 2 x Intel EXPI9404PTL 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express PT Quad Port Low Profile Server Adapter 1 Xtreme 5E Opticall Fiber switch Cases Monitor and Keyboard Macosx 10.6.8 retail boot and install all working
  3. I am a Hardware Hacker on any day of the month I get deep into some tweek or another. Pictured in this photo are three Hackintoshes running 10.6.8 on Pentium 4 4GHz, 10.5.8 on Atom mini ATX. Acer D257, G5 3.0Ghz Quad Macosx 10.5.8, In the background are two Imac 700 running Leopard server. In the foreground is a group of 4 x 20 ma leds drawing 80 ma at 150Khz for that last 24 hours from a single AAA battery. Getting ready for charging 12x 3000F ultracaps to run UAV electronics for remote arial WIFI repeater drones. Aniracitam, Hydrogene, Cholene, Cardival, Lisinipril, Norvas, and gummy lifesavers to fuel the brain and prevent a stroke or heart attack.;-)
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