Tweaking raspbmc to work better with Raspberry PI

Got the raspberry pi model b the other day, its nice and small,and fun to use

When you install raspmbc you get a black screen, not to worry, you should replace the raspberry firmware bootcode.bin, loader.bin and start.elf to the latest from github and try boot it again

when it has finished installing, you might get a file system error, but do not worry it does work

after that there are some tweaks you need to do to get xbmc to play nice with the raspberry compute power those are

Turn off Auto Update on Addons
Go into System > Settings > Addons and from the left sidemenu you can deselect Auto Update and Notifications

Turn off Download Actor Tumbnails when adding to libary
Go into System > Settings > Videos > Libary and deselect Download Actor Tumbnails when adding to libary

Turn off auto libary update and turn on Hide progress of libary update

Go Into System > Settings > Videos > Libary and deselect Update libary on startup and select Hide progress of libary updates

ASmedia ASM1061 SATA 6Gbps PCI Express x1 Controller Review

Here is the results i got on ASmedia ASM1061 SATA 6Gbps PCI Express x1 Controller vs AMD SB850 on a Crucial M4 128Gb

Jotta Review

 

i have been using jotta for a month now and here is my experience

Pros

  • The gui is nice,
  • English and Norwegian language,
  • 5GB free plan,
  • can limit network bandwidth,
  • supports many computers
  • Good Prices (Unlimited $6.99,  20GB $3.49 )
  • Android, iOS, Windows and OS X Support

Cons

but things i dont like about it is

  • Does not run as a service (so it can be quit by another program (like smartftp installer)
  • Does have problem uploading some files, hash errors
  • Web interface is missing pictures album view, view all pictures in a folder, folder share (like dropbox)

Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB User Review

Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB SATA via USB 3.0 docking

HD Tune Pro Results

EaseUS Partition Master Professional with Linux bootable disk FREE

looking for a partition manager?, Easeus has a great one and you can get the pro version for free by visiting this page on EaseUS Homepage

 

WD My Book Essential USB 3.0 Benchmarks

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]
Date : 2011/07/17 3:41:30
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)
HW: AMD Phenom II 965, AMD 790FX+SB750, NEC USB 3.0 Controller, 16GB Corsair 1600mhz CL8

Test : 4000 MB [H: 0.0% (0.6/1862.9 GB)] (x5)
Sequential Read : 120.215 MB/s
Sequential Write : 118.940 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 40.310 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 63.774 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.519 MB/s [ 126.8 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.129 MB/s [ 275.7 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.538 MB/s [ 131.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.028 MB/s [ 251.0 IOPS]

Test : 2000 MB [H: 0.0% (0.6/1862.9 GB)] (x5)
Sequential Read : 119.824 MB/s
Sequential Write : 118.369 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 42.268 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 63.790 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.518 MB/s [ 126.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.941 MB/s [ 229.7 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.538 MB/s [ 131.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.909 MB/s [ 221.8 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [H: 0.0% (0.6/1862.9 GB)] (x5)
Sequential Read : 121.490 MB/s
Sequential Write : 118.363 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 42.674 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 69.285 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.531 MB/s [ 129.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.978 MB/s [ 238.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.498 MB/s [ 121.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.902 MB/s [ 220.2 IOPS]

Test : 500 MB [H: 0.0% (0.6/1862.9 GB)] (x5)
Sequential Read : 118.149 MB/s
Sequential Write : 113.176 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 44.294 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 76.365 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.548 MB/s [ 133.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.169 MB/s [ 285.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.477 MB/s [ 116.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.247 MB/s [ 304.6 IOPS]

Test : 100 MB [H: 0.0% (0.6/1862.9 GB)] (x5)
Sequential Read : 140.706 MB/s
Sequential Write : 108.292 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 64.874 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 128.234 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 1.048 MB/s [ 255.8 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.932 MB/s [ 471.7 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.611 MB/s [ 149.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.942 MB/s [ 474.2 IOPS]

Test : 50 MB [H: 0.0% (0.6/1862.9 GB)] (x5)
Sequential Read : 173.404 MB/s
Sequential Write : 103.004 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 213.464 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 146.714 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 33.161 MB/s [ 8095.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 2.512 MB/s [ 613.2 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 13.447 MB/s [ 3282.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 2.504 MB/s [ 611.3 IOPS]