I've been looking for new hardware to build a mini-ITX server. USB 3.0 support is a must as are SATA 6.0Gb/s, ECC DDR3 RAM, and gigabit Ethernet. Disappointingly, no such motherboard exists with all the features described.
Instead, after so much browsing and searching, I've noticed how so much hardware out there are USB 3.0-enabled and curiously, despite USB 3.0 being backwards-compatible with its predecessors I find that computer cases and motherboards will almost always have USB 2.0 ports coexisting with the newer USB 3.0 ports.
If USB 3.0 is the new standard and is backwards-compatible, why half-ass the hardware by providing "crippled" ports adjacent to the super speed ones? I'm just curious since I have been coming across computer cases with both USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.
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XP keeps checking one of my hard drives. Runs check disk every time on start up. There are no errors found. It is annoying, but I can live with it. How can I get rid of it? Any help is as always appreciated. Cheers Vaclav
Thanks, I briefly scanned the link. I goes from obvious - bad drive to sometimes silly - " have you checked your cables", " did you power down properly" etc. The best "guess", and they all are guesses - with one exception, is still a bad disk. My "problem" is that it is a part of what used to be main OS partition and I do not have problems with the other partitions. That still does not mean that the problematic one is not messed up. I think I'll check what is on the partition / drive, it is part of my backup, and than reformat it. Unless someone comes up with a real answer.
I feel that my problem is related to the fact that this used to be active OS drive and the current one has some leftovers in registry about it. It will take some guts to really get into the registry to find it. But I need to finsh some software first - just in case!