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Thursday, November 20th, 2003
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So, my windows machine is back up and running. It now has two 120GB Seagate drives in a RAID-0. The windows install went very smoothly. Maybe a little too smoothly. It did do the old "can't find NTOSKRNL" joke a few times before I applied SP1. Now it seems good as new. For reference, this is up from one 40GB IBM drive, which was down from 2 40GB IBM drives in a RAID-0.

Yes, both IBM drives failed. What a horrible product line.

Besides my ill-fated powerpoint, the only thing I lost (I just realized) was all the stuff I was working on in Buzz Tracker. I didn't have much, except for a nearly complete remake of CV_TECH with string instruments from XS-1. Would have liked to finish that :(

I'm very excited about the new Deus Ex 2 demo coming out in the next couple of days. And also about Deus Ex 2 itself, but I already preordered that. Oh well, I have Knights of the Old Republic until then, which seems vaguely entertaining.

Man, how great is it to have time for computer games again!
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[User Picture]From: suppafly
2003-11-20 04:17 pm (UTC)
ibm deathstars..
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[User Picture]From: dormando
2003-11-20 04:23 pm (UTC)
Perhaps you might learn your lesson, and start using RAID-1, and replace the drive when it fails? :P Or is there some darker, more evil requirement for the RAID-0?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2003-11-20 04:28 pm (UTC)
As a general rule, I don't keep anything on my windows machine that I wouldn't mind losing. I just completely forgot about backing up my Buzz Tracker files.

RAID-0 to shorten load times because its main use is playing games.
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[User Picture]From: dormando
2003-11-20 04:33 pm (UTC)
I guess if you have time to keep reinstalling everything, sure :P
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