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  1. I've attached the backside of the packaging, just for reference. It's interesting to note that they seem to be proud of the low CPU load caused by their adapter. I'm not completely sure if I could use HD Tune to reliably measure CPU usage, but I'll give it a try this week and report back the results. Regards. ACARD AEC-7923.pdf
  2. Guys, If anyone is interested, I ended up buying the ACARD adapter with ARC772 chipset. It's more expensive, but it works correctly. I'm getting 58.2 MB/s peak read speed and the SMART status is available to tools like HD Tune and similar. I've also passed Microsoft's chkdsk with success (no errors found). The adapter with the sunplus chipset has been properly destroyed (I've thrown it with all my force against the wall), and the resulting pieces have been sent to my local recycling center for proper processing PS: Sorry if this is a bit off-topic for this thread, but my frustration with Sunplus has been really enormous! Kind regards!
  3. I don't know where else the problem could be. I have Windows 8 x64 recently installed. I'm using a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard with AMD SB950 south bridge. The SATA controller is configured in AHCI mode, and I'm using the stock AHCI drivers made by Microsoft and included in Windows 8. The SATA cable is brand new and works perfectly well with my other disks (without CRC nor cabling errors) My setup is pretty standard. Nothing out of the ordinary. What could be wrong on my part??! Yes, I know, but I want something more portable, so I can carry it with me.
  4. I've found a few alternatives to the one with the ACARD ARC772 chipset. Here's one with an unknown Silicon Image chipset (cannot identify the exact model in the photo) http://www.manhattan-products.com/en-US/products/3155-ide-to-sata-150-converter Another one with JMicron JM20330 chipset: http://www.siig.com/it-products/controllers-storage/hard-drive-storage/drive-converters/sata-to-ide-adapter-1044.html And this one is using a Marvell 88SA8040 chipset: http://www.ioi.com.tw/products/proddetail.aspx?CatID=101&HostID=2037&DeviceID=3000&ProdID=1010048 Argh, choices, choices, so many of them! And I really want to avoid buying another crappy controller like the dreaded Sunplus!
  5. Oh, God, I wish I had seen this thread before I bought this piece of crap sata-ide adapter based on the horrible Sunplus SPIF223A chipset I'm using it to plug an IDE Hitachi HDS722516VLAT80 hard disk into a sata controller. But I'm getting an absolutely pathetic read speed of 4 MB/s. Yes, you've read that right, FOUR miserable megabytes per second I'm thinking of just throwing this piece of s*** into the trashcan and buying this one instead: http://www.acard.com/english/fb01-product.jsp?idno_no=226&prod_no=AEC-7923&type1_idno=6&ino=43 Has anyone tried it? What is the best chipset to connect an IDE hard disk into a SerialATA controller? Kind regards.
  6. I'll take a look at it Thanks for the tip!
  7. Wow, I'm having exactly this same problem: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w8itpronetworking/thread/a669657f-51d8-43da-8fb0-14e172d9c0b2 I used to like Robocopy a lot, but now it's close to useless in this buggy state! First the buggy DISM and now this! I'm beginning to think that Microsoft really DOESN'T want companies to use Windows 8. It's made only for consumers and they have broken important things deliberately
  8. OPK for Windows 8

    The OPK for Windows 8 will be available here (click on the "OPK" tab): http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/installation/downloads/Pages/technical-downloads.aspx#Tab_3 Royal OEMs already have it. But we, the lowly "System Builders" will have to wait a few more months to get it. Regards.
  9. Hi, Thank you very much, kyor. Your little .REG file has finally solved my problem. Before I found this thread I was using Symantec Gdisk32 tool (from Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5) and it didn't work, I always got the "disk read error, press Ctrl+Alt+Del" message upon restart. I was using these command lines, hoping that it would work correctly: gdisk32.exe 1 /cre /pri /for /ntfs:xp /align:CHS /q bootsect.exe /nt52 c: /force /mbr but as I said, unfortunately it didn't work at all. So much for 3rd party partitioning tools... Anyway, I'm really glad I've found this thread Thanks again!
  10. Vista 64bit event id 2021 and 2017

    Hi, I have 7 computers in total in my workgroup (5 of them use Windows XP, one uses Vista Basic 64 bit, and the other one is a Mac Mini running Mac OS Leopard). I didn't have any problems at all until I upgraded my computer to Vista. (well, technically I didn't "upgrade", I formatted the hard drive and installed the Vista SP1 DVD from scratch). It's obvious that this problem is related to the server service in Vista. I don't know what's changed, but it's clear that it needs fixing. I have also posted about my problem here: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/showpo...0&siteid=17 Let's hope that Microsoft releases a hotfix soon. I'm unable to access my shared folders from the other computers. This is a critical problem for me! Regards.
  11. Vista 64bit event id 2021 and 2017

    Ohh, crap! The errors are still there! Changing the MaxMpxCt value has just increased the number of errors A LOT! Now the Event Viewer is flooded with those errors Help, please!
  12. Vista 64bit event id 2021 and 2017

    I've googled a bit more and it seems to be related to this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937082 I've set the MaxMpxCt value to 255 and it seems to have solved the problem. I'll keep an eye on it to see if the errors crop up again. Regards.
  13. Vista 64bit event id 2021 and 2017

    I'm having the same problem. I have Windows Vista Home Basic 64 bit with SP1. One of them is a Warning (Source: srv) (Event id: 2021) "The server was unable to allocate a work item 1 times in the last 60 seconds." The other one is an Error (Source: srv) (Event id: 2017) "The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations." No domain here. Just a simple workgroup. Does anyone know what's the cause? Regards.
  14. Problem with Browse For Folder Dialog

    Hi everyone, Is there any solution to this problem yet? It's a huge problem. These tools are also affected and are rendered completely useless under WinPE 2.0: - Symantec Ghost Explorer (you cannot extract anything from an image, the "browse for folder" dialog is blank) - SalaSource PasswordRenew (you cannot change passwords, the "browse for folder" dialog is blank) This is a very very serious issue. Any workarounds?? Thanks a million, Best regards.
  15. the REAL xp-sp3 pre-beta (private)

    Hi everyone, Ok, if WMP 11 is not included, then which version is in SP3? WMP10 or WMP9 ? Also, is it true that after slipstreaming the Retail and Corporate versions of XP Pro will be the same (that is, binary identical)? In other words, will I be able to repair both retail and corporate installations with the same CD? Thanks a lot in advance. Regards.