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In Pursuit of Silence

Devon Cooke, once an essential SPCR editorial staff member who now pursues a career in film-making, wrote me recently about a new documentary. It sounds well worth seeking out: “I saw an excellent documentary last night — my new favourite documentary — that I wanted to share with you. It’s called In Pursuit of Silence,

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Seagate Barracuda @ 10TB!

CUPERTINO, CA – July 19, 2016 – Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today unveiled a new portfolio of 10TB high capacity drives dubbed the Guardian Series™. Purpose-built to help customers better manage and move the huge amounts of digital data they consume and create, the 10TB Seagate® BarraCuda® Pro

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Noctua New Fans Coming

Noctua, which became the torch bearer for silent PC cooling in recent years, showed many new fan developments at Computex in Taiwan last week. Liquid crystal polymer (LCP) compound for fins in the next-gen 120x25mm A-series fans, and large diameter bearings for new 200mm fans are among the many innovations covered in their extensive press

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ASUS Straight Edge Podcast: Rajinder Gill, Geoff Gasior and Mike Chin

Our friends at ASUS invited me for a chat about fan control on motherboards and other PC silencing subjects dear to SPCR. They just posted the podcast at ASUS Straight Edge Podcast, featuring Rajinder Gill and Geoff Gasior of ASUS with yours truly. The queries posted by CA Steve and others in response to Geoff’s

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HDPLEX Announces Gen 2 H5 Fanless Case

HDPLEX, a long-lived maker of passively cooled cases for computers, is now offering the stylish 2nd Gen H5 heatsink case, big enough to handle ATX, mATX and mITX cases with multiple power options including ATX, SFX, Flex, a tiny 160W NanoATX (with external AC/DC adapter) and even linear PSUs for audiophiles who prefer them over

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Eliminate User and Security Breaches, Hacks Will Be Solved

The latest newsletter from PR agency Marken Communications is well-considered and timely in the wake of the recent hacks that forced Sony to its knees. "I disagree with some in the Cloud Industry who say calling the storage devices you carry with you and your home storage a personal Cloud is wrong. But they don’t

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103 120mm Fans Reviewed

Hardware.info makes history of sorts by posting a roundup review of a whopping 103 fans. The authors deserve kudos for the sheer volume of their task, though SPCR laments the relatively low usability of their results.

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Using a Standard 4-Pin PWM Fan in the HP Microserver Gen8

A relatively simple way to swap the noisy, odd 6-pin fan in the HP Microserver Gen8 with any much quieter 4-pin PWM fan. Thanks to Mihai Tianu for the great tip.

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Seasonic 520W Platinum Fanless: Sample No. 3

Last week, some six weeks after the review was originally posted, I received a third sample of the Seasonic 520W Platinum. This one is apparently representative of the current production models. I tested the new sample 3 times, with many hours of steady modest load (<100W) and also standby between high load testing, over a

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Exclusive Seasonic Promo Deals at Newegg for SPCR

Seasonic USA is offering skookum deals on their great products for SPCR audiences though Newegg. These are offered only for a very limited time, so take advantage of them quickly! Seasonic SS-520FL (N82E16817-151122) Fanless Power Supply Promotion Discount: $15 | Code: 4SILENTPCREVIEW | Promotion Period: Jan 4 to Jan 6, 2013 Seasonic SS-520FL (N82E16817-151122) Fanless

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