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by xilencer
Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" Housing for 2.5" HDDs
Replies: 13
Views: 4611

I've been waiting a couple of weeks on an SQD2.5-1000 since ordering it from here for my wicked fast PATA drive HM160HC. Yeah, netsuperstore have a habit of listing products as available when they aren't. Did you get the quiet drive, xilencer? Yes I got it a couple of weeks ago but ordered from htt...
by xilencer
Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need advice on SATA optical drive
Replies: 7
Views: 2909

Pioneer DVR-212
by xilencer
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 146293

Only application benchmark in the THG review is PCMark05 "Windows XP Startup-Performance", here's Top5 7200rpm: 10.1 MB/s - Samsung Spinpoint F1 (3x334GB platters) 10.0 MB/s - Western Digital RE2 (4x188GB platters) 10.0 MB/s - Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 (5x200GB platters) 9.9 MB/s - Hitachi Deskstar T7...
by xilencer
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 146293

Real shame WD went over the top with the power saving on these GP drives, unloading the heads after only 5 seconds idling? I wish WD had just brought the 5400rpm from the 2.5" market, they should have left the slow self destruct feature behind. From what I've gathered the APM feature (which enables ...
by xilencer
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" Housing for 2.5" HDDs
Replies: 13
Views: 4611

I've been waiting a couple of weeks on an SQD2.5-1000 since ordering it from here for my wicked fast PATA drive HM160HC . Had to call them up, apparently it was not in stock as listed on the website so they had to order it from the warehouse in Germany... Anyway they ordered a few extra also when I ...
by xilencer
Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 305936

Just noticed new 640GB capacity point has been added! So there's now 3 full density double sided disc models: HD322HJ, HD642JJ, HD103UJ
by xilencer
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Silent 8600 GT !!
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

I assume the fan part in the info is wrong, it looks like the same heatsink as on their SilentFX 8500GT, it's passive dualslot. There's a .pdf available with a higher res picture, it's definately passively cooled on the picture. By the way I mentioned this card in the bigger 8600GTS thread a week ag...
by xilencer
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [CES 07] Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 & S2
Replies: 86
Views: 42445

Yeah it doesn't seem to be available anywhere yet. By the way, official site now lists S1 too
by xilencer
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 8600GTS announced
Replies: 42
Views: 20445

I'd choose X1950PRO over 7900GS
by xilencer
Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 8600GTS announced
Replies: 42
Views: 20445

Specs state dualslot, but this looks like a nice single slot card, Gigabyte 8600GT silent-pipe
by xilencer
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 8600GTS announced
Replies: 42
Views: 20445

Here, the X1950XT can be had for less than the 8600GTS, but none are passively cooled out of the box :( Maybe if the Accelero S1 gets out shortly and goes cheap.. I'm looking into the 8600GT otherwise.
by xilencer
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 8600GTS announced
Replies: 42
Views: 20445

Found another one, MSI 8600GTS heat-pipe, also available MSI 8600GT heat-pipe

And here's another card looking nice, Gainward 8600GT dualslot heatsink
by xilencer
Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What card for an occasional gamer?
Replies: 13
Views: 4938

8600GT is due out 17th April at 43W power consumption
by xilencer
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Fans page
Replies: 146
Views: 143422

I can say the 80mm Noctua Fan ( NF-R8 ) seems like a safe investment. It's very high quality and the best 80mm fan I've had. Installed it in my Xbox and it works great, inaudible, nice static pressure, it's all good 8) Three things surprised me with this fan. The first thing I noticed was the colors...
by xilencer
Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent DVD drive
Replies: 47
Views: 52153

Yes that's what I'm suggesting. I think most have a problem when they use certain discs frequently and over long periods of time. In this case you can just dump an image on the HDD first. However if you use new discs all the time then it won't be of much help no.
by xilencer
Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent DVD drive
Replies: 47
Views: 52153

Alcohol might solve your problem :)
by xilencer
Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi's T7K500 and 7K160 with 160gb platters
Replies: 25
Views: 18962

That windowed Raptor X might seem overly loud but then again Western Digital's own specs are a full 10 dBA higher than for the standard model.
by xilencer
Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi's T7K500 and 7K160 with 160gb platters
Replies: 25
Views: 18962

Don't know anything about tecCHANNEL but I just found this review with the 7K160 showing acoustic pwnage 8) (T7K500 is missing however and the article is in german. Also note that the Raptor X is the one with the window, other Raptors are supposedly among the quietest 3.5" drives available, when idl...
by xilencer
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best Silencing plus Cooling Combo for WD5000KS
Replies: 6
Views: 3559

Firstly, that Zalman cooler is deficient. Heat pipes are meant to lead heat to some sort of radiator that can efficiently dissipate it. The heat pipes on that thing lead to nowhere :oops: Secondly, are you sure the standard mounting method is not good enough? I would test the drive out with the stan...
by xilencer
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How loud is the actual 74gb raptor 16mb?
Replies: 2
Views: 2184

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article246-page1.html That review is of the older double platter 8MB cache 74GB model. The newer drives idle slightly quieter, here's a quote from the Raptor 150GB review : At idle, the new Raptor was quieter than every other 3.5" drive in the lab except for our old st...
by xilencer
Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi CinemaStar C5K160 - CE drive goes 2.5"
Replies: 0
Views: 1356

Hitachi CinemaStar C5K160 - CE drive goes 2.5"

Just appeared on the Hitachi GST website! Highlights CE hard drive with choice of capacities: 160GB, 80GB and 40GB Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s interface Low-profile 2.5-inch (9.5mm) design SmoothStreamâ„¢ Technology Silent seek acoustics for CE applications SMART Command Transport for streaming optimization ...
by xilencer
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Beware: there are two different Hitachi 7K80 HDDs!
Replies: 8
Views: 3431

If you'll be happy to be wrong, then I'm glad to be of service :wink: This has happened before on a large scale when it comes to hard drives. For example I know lots of resellers continued to use the Barracuda IV name long after it was discontinued for selling the V and even the 7200.7 series 40-80G...
by xilencer
Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Beware: there are two different Hitachi 7K80 HDDs!
Replies: 8
Views: 3431

Also check the edit above, it was a mistake, the new 80GB model is not called 7K80.
These are the two new Deskstar product lines:

7K160: 160GB / 80GB

T7K500: 500GB / 400GB / 320GB / 250GB
by xilencer
Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Same usual question
Replies: 4
Views: 2749

I'm really happy for anyone who is not plagued by high pitched whine! However, the question always remains, is there in fact no whine or is it only not heard? Keep in mind that this type of noise is usually very directional, which means you can not hear it at all in some cases, however that doesn't ...
by xilencer
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Same usual question
Replies: 4
Views: 2749

I wouldn't put any money on SpinPoints. Just have a listen to the .mp3 recordings here at SPCR, both JVC and Nidec samples have high pitched whine. You need a Smart Drive 2002 enclosure. I recommend the new DeskStar 7K160. It's the fastest 7200rpm single platter drive on the market. As you're asking...
by xilencer
Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Debating: 100GB Fujitsu or WD notebook drives
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

If you want a 100GB 2.5" drive with minimum seeking noise you might wanna check the Hitachi TravelStar E7K100 review . It's the first drive I've heard recorded that actually has inaudible seeks! Also, it's one of the only 2.5" drives that won't be clicking every now and then because it won't unload ...
by xilencer
Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi's T7K500 and 7K160 with 160gb platters
Replies: 25
Views: 18962

I'm getting very interested in the 7K160. The idle sound power is probably about as low as currently possible from a single platter 3.5" 7200rpm drive, I'm only hoping for a smooth noise character. The record breaking idle power consumption of only 4.9W (IDE model) might tell something about the how...
by xilencer
Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 105 degrees on my fanless gigabyte x800, what to do?
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

I think modern Radeons can run safely up to 125'C, but I'm not 100% sure so ask Gigabyte or ATI.
Just watch the northbridge if it's located close to the video card, it usually overheats around 65'C.
by xilencer
Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda IV / V buyer's questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Indeed, I have a Barracuda IV 80GB (dual platter) and it has an unbearable high pitched idling, also have a Barracuda V 60GB (single platter) and it has the same noise. Overall idle sound power is about half that of a P120, but vibration is still stronger. The Barracuda IV and V are very quiet in a ...
by xilencer
Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor or Samsung SpinPoint?
Replies: 49
Views: 15018

If I understand RAID 0 correctly it's pretty simple. The problem in this thread seems to be that drives are not separated from data. * RAID 0 does not increase or decrease the chance of hard drive failure. * RAID 0 multiplies the chance of data loss with the number of drives used. In the case of RAI...