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by madman2003
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: F4 HD204UI Vibration variance?
Replies: 8
Views: 4010

Re: F4 HD204UI Vibration variance?

I think F3's weren't the best to begin with, those were 4 platter designs.
by madman2003
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do SATA drives need 3.3V?
Replies: 6
Views: 2933

I think 1.8" drives run on 3.3V.
by madman2003
Tue May 18, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Reliability
Replies: 120
Views: 39876

I have an intel SSD in an AMD system, because it seemed like the best choice (price/performance/reliability). I'm not an intel hater when it comes to their cpu, it's just that the price/performance/energy consumption ratio is better for AMD often (So i'm not the worst of the fanboys).
by madman2003
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Power usage of typical external enclosure
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

A bad housing may leave the sata to usb bridge running. And 500 mW may not seem like a lot, but if you're buying an SSD for the low power usage, then it is a lot. The idea is to attach it a very low power server (something in the range of 2.5-5.0 W AC). It's mainly an excercise in how low can you go...
by madman2003
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Power usage of typical external enclosure
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

Even a power usage of 500 mW, which is quite possible, seems wasteful. Has anyone ever measured what the extra DC power consumption for a external housing is?
by madman2003
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Power usage of typical external enclosure
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

Power usage of typical external enclosure

I was thinking of getting a Intel X25-V SSD for a situation where i want to keep power usage down. The power usage is supposed to be very low for that drive, and it'd be a shame to raise it significantly because of the enclosure. Any idea what kind of power usage is typical? It'll be connected by es...
by madman2003
Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's 785G Chipset Boards: 780G Evolved
Replies: 69
Views: 37424

Could S3 Suspend to RAM also be tested?
by madman2003
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's 785G Chipset Boards: 780G Evolved
Replies: 69
Views: 37424

Any info yet on the asus power consumption with latest bios?
by madman2003
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What 780G/785G motherboards offer dynamic VRM enabling?
Replies: 7
Views: 2626

DrMos seems to be a bios/hw feature.

Biostar also has something which seems bios settable.

I'm not a 100% sure about EPU or DES.

The main question is if EPU and DES are "always work" technologies.
by madman2003
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What 780G/785G motherboards offer dynamic VRM enabling?
Replies: 7
Views: 2626

What 780G/785G motherboards offer dynamic VRM enabling?

I'm eying a 785G AM3 motherboard (in a few months probably), but these often come with 4, 5 or 8 phase cpu VRMs. I'm wondering which offer bios/hw driven VRM switching for optimal power usage (especially idle). It won't be running windows, so special software is not an option. Most of the reviews an...
by madman2003
Thu May 21, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: silent AV receivers?
Replies: 13
Views: 5074

I personally think that B&O is more about looks than it is about sound, so i consider it a bad example.
by madman2003
Tue May 19, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is a truly silent magnetic hard disk possible?
Replies: 26
Views: 5494

Obviously the really cheap SSD should be avoided due to well known issues with them. OCZ Solid is one of the them.
by madman2003
Mon May 18, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: silent AV receivers?
Replies: 13
Views: 5074

Then you should watch out, because class D is probably not a given for "insert random amp".
by madman2003
Mon May 18, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: silent AV receivers?
Replies: 13
Views: 5074

Just check stores, i know i chose a yamaha because it didn't have a fan (i was looking at another model which did). A reciever with no speakers attached might stay cold'ish. I know i attached my fathers speakers once (i use it only for headphones atm) and then i knew why there was a huge piece of al...
by madman2003
Sat May 16, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: silent AV receivers?
Replies: 13
Views: 5074

Yamaha AV recievers usually don't have fans. Mine is 5 years old now, but this doesn't seem to have changed. Something like http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/prod ... ID=5000300

Ofcource you should check if like the sound of yamaha recievers.
by madman2003
Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest DVD burnerz
Replies: 20
Views: 9060

I recently put together a pc, containing a samsung SH-S223F. I noticed when booting the ultimate boot cd that it only "clicked" a few times, without speeding up a lot. During continious access you do hear it, but it's not so bad (more noise than a good hard drive though). It also vibrates a bit. Ofc...
by madman2003
Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Gelid Silent Fan Review (80mm & 120mm TC and PWM)
Replies: 3
Views: 5662

I just want to say that nexus are not that expensive anymore, a while back i bought some (120mm) for ~6 euro. I suppose this is not true everywhere, but still, it's something to consider.
by madman2003
Tue May 01, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate support AAM ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1603

AAM does not mean it's always quiter, but seagate drives are loud. Recent western digital drives are preferred (look at the recommended section for which) over seagate drives.
by madman2003
Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Two Samsung Drive, Which is quieter/better?
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

I've got 2 S166 HD161HJ and 8 T166 HD501LJ (no 160GB T166 to compare with, unfortunately). The S166 vibrates much, much less and is some 1~3 dB/A lower in both idle & seek. It comes with AAM enabled; disabling it gives seeks a little sharper, but still quite muted. Overall tonality is in higher fre...
by madman2003
Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Two Samsung Drive, Which is quieter/better?
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

I had the S166 in a usb case and the T166 lying on the floor(since the usb transfer was to slow for the initial data transfer of more than 100GB), so i did not compare them equally. I did notice they were better than P120's. While i do think the S166 is quiter, that could be due to AAM settings, whi...
by madman2003
Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Two Samsung Drive, Which is quieter/better?
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

I have a new S166 and a T166(320 GB), which replaced 2 out of 3 P120's in my system. I have a slight amount of remaining vibration in my case, due to my suspension style. This has decreased with the swap of two of the hard drives. Initial impressions are good. The drives are speedy, around 40% faste...
by madman2003
Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Worth replacing a SP2004C with a HD160HJ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Bump.
by madman2003
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Worth replacing a SP2004C with a HD160HJ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Worth replacing a SP2004C with a HD160HJ?

I have an opertunity to sell one my SP2004C at a loss of about 10-15 euros compared to the price of HD160HJ. I currently have 3 SP2004C's, one of which i will "degrade" to external backup (i need backup) and replace with a HD321KJ. My main OS drive (of which i only ~80 GB is partioned), is the other...
by madman2003
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 256939

If i didn't mention already, my 350w is also gone. It failed to work for days, after which it did start to work again, but i didn't trust it. It was D05 model. Probably overheated (i thought it was ok).
by madman2003
Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: RMA'ed a questionable Phantom 350, they offered alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 2421

I'm not really looking forward to RMA'ing something abroad, also RMA'ing directly to Antec is not applicable in europe. I also noticed that someone got a 350 replaced by a 500, i don't want a 500, because i want a passive psu, not a semi-passive psu. Let's assume for the moment phantom 350's are no ...
by madman2003
Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: RMA'ed a questionable Phantom 350, they offered alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 2421

RMA'ed a questionable Phantom 350, they offered alternative

I RMA'ed a Phantom 350 that was questionable, i just got a mail saying that they cannot get it anymore, they are offering me a Silentmaxx Fanless 400W model (the blue one). It's packaging has been opened (it's complete), but that's all it says. Also the warranty seems shorter, but that could be an a...
by madman2003
Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Chieftec GPS-350BB-101L, certainly not a loud unit
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

I replaced it with one the fans that originally came with my coolermaster stacker(i bought nexus fans, because i was unsure of the noise level), the sound signature is much more smooth now. Outside the case i had to have my ear within a few cm of the fan to hear any non-woosh sound. I'm fairly confi...
by madman2003
Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Chieftec GPS-350BB-101L, certainly not a loud unit
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

I'd like to add that the fan seems to have a strange sound, which sounds a bit like (some) hard drive seeking. It's not a constant woosh, so i'm considering fan swapping.
by madman2003
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Chieftec GPS-350BB-101L, certainly not a loud unit
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Chieftec GPS-350BB-101L, certainly not a loud unit

I bought this psu as a temporary replacement psu and i find it pretty quiet. I'm actually surprised by the level of noise. Only used for a day or two, but for a pretty much "standard" psu it's surprising (i bought it because there were one or two references on spcr that it wasn't loud). I paid about...
by madman2003
Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: can i still trust my phantom?
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Nice joke, but someone must know what is needed for the overtemperature protection to reset? If overheating phantoms are likely to blow up mainbords. If component degradation is an issue after these kinds of events and at this age? I know there can be no certainty, but i'm not the only one with a ph...