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Topic # 6678 14-Feb-2006 19:58
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Hi all,
Im just wondering who has more uses for there computer, not for whos is fastest, but whose actually has more uses as in can read the most cards, bluetooth, infared, 802.11a+b+g etc...
I'll start:

Bluetooth
USB 2 - 8 Ports availible
10/100 LAN
Disc Stakka - 100 Spaces free
CD-R -RW
DVD -R -RW +R +RW RAM
Cards: CF I+II, XD, SD, MSD, MS...
Optical In/Out (audio) + SPDIF In/Out
S-Video + Composite + tv (IN)
Firewire x2

Feel Free to beat me just remeber I didnt ask who has the most RAM or the fastest best branded CPU.

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Reply # 28455 14-Feb-2006 21:32
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Oh, my... You have a Stakka? I was thinking of one of those, for my MSDN discs. But it's a pitty it won't actually read the discs...

I have 2 10/100 LAN, 10 USB 2.0 ports, SD/MMC/CF/MS reader in 3 1/2" slot, DVD RW/RAM, Firewire 2 ports, Firewire 250GB external HDD (for backup), Firewire 60GB external HDD (for backup), 160 GB HDD, Optical In/Out (audio) + SPDIF In/Out, headset/mic front plug. This is my main desktop.

As for the cards, are these on a laptop or desktop?





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Reply # 28456 14-Feb-2006 21:38
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Main box
+ Asus p4p800 Deluxe Mobo.
+ p4 2.4GHZ o/c to 3.2GHz with no watercooling
+ 1GB ram
+1TB storage
+all pci slots filled.

8x USB 2.0 ports onboard
5x usb 2.0 ports on card (nec)
5x firewire ports on card (via)
1x firewire port on mobo
1x firewireport on SB Audigy
1x 802.11g card installed
2x 250GB sata drives connected to mobo
2x 250GB drives on Para-ATA (IDE)
Matrox mystique + Rainbow runner on PCI for video editing
TV card (bt848) for free sky
Bluetooth (usb dongle)
Gigabit lan built in
2x DVD - R/W drives, Behavior tech, and cyberdrve
built in 8 in 1 card reader.
floppy drive


Firewire:
always runs almost daily
Ipod,
3ccd Panasonic MiniDV camcorder
other various devices that come and go (mates camera's etc)

USB, has two USB sound output devices hooked up.
other mp3 player with mp3 recoding function
i-mate (pocketpc)
mouse
external 200GB hdd box (swap between laptop)
usb stick
Digital camera (pentax)

Machine copys or rips at least one DVD daily, downloads 30+ mp3's grabs 30+ photo's (i'm a shutter bug) and takes about 3 minutes average DV footage at day foir various clips.

only that poor floppy disk is really unused!!!!!


this is not lasting long, migration to server is in progress!

i won't start on server...... GeeeeeeeeeK

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Reply # 28459 14-Feb-2006 21:43
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freitasm: Oh, my... You have a Stakka? I was thinking of one of those, for my MSDN discs. But it's a pitty it won't actually read the discs...

As for the cards, are these on a laptop or desktop?



Stakkas as pretty good and im sure with a bit of kiwi ingenuity (speeling?) you could come uo with something such as mounting one of those drives with the slot instead of the tray ;) Im just dissapointed my desk is so small that I have to have my stakka about 1.7 metres from my drives...

My cards are on a USB 2 card reader that does them over 4 seperate drives on one port.

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Reply # 28460 14-Feb-2006 21:50
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Well, I haven't listed the test server of course - but I don't have floppy drives here.

Check this one, just fresh: Dell 3007WFP Widescreen LCD... Got the IM from Ubergizmo a few minutes ago and it's so cool I decided to post on the blog part of Geekzone and a link here...





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Reply # 28489 15-Feb-2006 09:13
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freitasm: Oh, my... You have a Stakka? I was thinking of one of those, for my MSDN discs. But it's a pitty it won't actually read the discs...



I quite like them aswell, but the software could do with some well, not quite serious improvement, but it could do with a bit more redevelopement. I've already suggested a half dozen or so improvements to them and apparently there's version 3 is coming out this year. BUT it's going to be a pay upgrade. If you've got v2.xxx standard (comes with the stakka) or shelled out to upgrade to Pro you need to shell out again once v3 comes out.

That and the fact they are a bit overpriced. I think imation might have pinched/bought the basic tech/concept from another company in Australia that looks like it did a very very similar product - ProjectLabs Century 100 CD/DVD Storage Unit

Also see a writeup at - http://www.creativepro.com/story/news/18824.html

"ProjectLab is an Australian owned company founded to develop and commercialize world leading technology products. The first of these products are the Century CD (CCD) and Century CD Re-Writable (CCD-RW). The CCD is an intelligent, scalable, optical storage device that provides a much needed solution for low cost archiving of CD media. The CCD-RW adds an integrated CD Re-Writable drive to the successful CCD product. With the Century CCD-RW, you can continue using all of your CD media without ever handling a CD again!"

Their one had an option for a drive aswell.




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Reply # 28785 19-Feb-2006 17:20
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hmm, guess my Kodak FilmDrive doesn't get a look-in? It's in a daisy-chain with a 100MB ZIP disc, mmm, tasty.

I can't beat you young ones with your modern technology, but my museum does have 2 AS/400's, a DEC Alpha and HP NetServer (all operational), plus some other things that have less processing power than my Palm :-(

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