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    when I go to program files/streetdect that file is not even in the folder. Can i just put a blank text named T3devControl.dll in that file to speed things up on my system? Also mine seems to work without this text file, thats werid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by customaudioman View Post
    when I go to program files/streetdect that file is not even in the folder. Can i just put a blank text named T3devControl.dll in that file to speed things up on my system? Also mine seems to work without this text file, thats werid.
    If the file didn't load, you shouldn't have a startup issue. What kind of boot time are you having from the time SD start to finish? If it is long, go to start, programs, streetdeck, tools, and start streetdeck debug mode. It will list each task as it loads. Might show the hangup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parksgm View Post
    Thanks for the info...will do that shortly.



    Geez...$650? That is a splurge! Should work well for you though...good luck.
    That's probably going to be a great drive, but for a budget, the hybrid readydrive 160gb seagate runs about $130 right now. Finding it doesn't spin up a lot once programs are running. The 256mb flash seems to be enough for normal operation (front end running with nav and/or music).

    If you don't have the budget for the "perfect" harddrive, this is a good second choice.
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    Well, actually, a "perfect" hard drive would be one of the MTron SSD's, which are even faster, as they use a different type of solid state memory. On the other hand, the 64 gB version of an MTron drive is over $2000.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caelric View Post
    Well, actually, a "perfect" hard drive would be one of the MTron SSD's, which are even faster, as they use a different type of solid state memory. On the other hand, the 64 gB version of an MTron drive is over $2000.....
    Ok, that's just obscene. lol

    Perfect meaning no moving parts and completely safe in a moving mobile environment.
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    Here you go 128 gB for $3539, possibly the fastest >100gB SSD there is right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caelric View Post
    Here you go 128 gB for $3539, possibly the fastest >100gB SSD there is right now
    Let's buy 2!

    I guess I can't be too critical. Just spent almost $300 on a motherboard thats 2 years old.....and couldn't be happier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Ok, that's just obscene. lol

    Perfect meaning no moving parts and completely safe in a moving mobile environment.
    Here's to restarting an old arguement - I think that regular hard drives work well within their operating tolerances in a car and that they are 99% as reliable as a solid state drive. I've never had one fail.

    So, I think that the speed, and possibly size, and power consumption, are the only reasons to buy a SSD...if reliability is that big a concern, then just buy a warranted drive and ghost the final install. Even if the drive fails, you're not out financially, and only out a bit for the time to reimage the drive.


    That debate aside, I just "removed" the T3control.dll from my system, and saw a 100% or better SD load speed increase, from 20+ seconds to around 10 seconds. Fantastic. Hibernate and resume times also seemed to be faster as well, and the program felt a bit more snappy in response...I don't know if that might be related to less system overhead and memory used (because I really don't know what the T3control.dll is loading), but those who are running non-Infill systems should definitely do this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by parksgm View Post
    That debate aside......
    Before i got into the carputer scene, I used a laptop on a solid mount that was screwed to the floorboard of my car. The vibration was pretty bad. I lost 2 harddrives over bumpy roads. The newer drives are better, but still, non-moving is better than moving in a mobile environment. It may not be cost effective though. That's why i like the hybrid drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Before i got into the carputer scene, I used a laptop on a solid mount that was screwed to the floorboard of my car. The vibration was pretty bad. I lost 2 harddrives over bumpy roads. The newer drives are better, but still, non-moving is better than moving in a mobile environment. It may not be cost effective though. That's why i like the hybrid drive.
    Yeah...I really think the "secret", if there is one, is to mount the drive vertically, as the vertical motion of the suspension (the most severe forces experienced in a car) will not affect the clearance between the drive head and the platter in that orientation. Lateral G forces are probably an order of magnitude less severe.

    Of course, there may be other forces at work, such as asymmetric bearing loading, temperature, etc...

    Hybrid drive seems like a good idea...I'm sure that if that technology becomes more mainstream, prices will fall.

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