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by jstyles
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower
Replies: 30
Views: 13422

Re: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower

I purchased the black version of this case and it is one of my favorite cases. I think for its size, cost, noise level and ease of install it beats all the other ones referenced in this review. Of course the black case I purchase for $70 with $10 fast rebate has slower fans, so that may make a diffe...
by jstyles
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth
Replies: 20
Views: 14150

Re: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth

Just to clarify I had non recoverable bad sectors on two out of five drives, now that two of them have been replaced. Non recoverable bad sectors are when the drive has a bad sector that cannot be marked as bad and spare used to replace it. I am not using these in raid. The sound I hear with the new...
by jstyles
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth
Replies: 20
Views: 14150

Re: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth

Possibly I have defective drives since the second of 4 drives has now failed with a unrecoverable sector.
This is after I performed a full zero fill of the drive a week earlier.

With a 50% failure rate for me I am not very happy with these drives, regardless of how they sound.
by jstyles
Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth
Replies: 20
Views: 14150

Re: Seagate Barracuda 3TB: 1TB Platter Behemoth

I had four of these drives in use and they seem very noisy to me. In fact when I shutdown the computer they make this troubling whining noise. In use they sound a little like popcorn popper. One of the four I had to RMA it had unrecoverable bad sectors within a week of use. I am comparing this drive...
by jstyles
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 20
Views: 9330

Re: Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

I returned this case, because of the vibration of the hard drives and it is way to wide for an matx case.
by jstyles
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate FreeAgent Go 1TB and 640GB portable USB drives
Replies: 28
Views: 11150

Re: How fast is the bare drive directly connect via sata

MikeC wrote:
jstyles wrote:I would be interested in how fast the bare drive is outside of the usb case. Can you test the speed of the 1tb drive direclty connect to sata or e-sata?

Thanks
w/HD Tune Pro on Win7-Intel SSD system via SATA: Avg. read - 67mb/s, random access - 21ms
Thanks again
by jstyles
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate FreeAgent Go 1TB and 640GB portable USB drives
Replies: 28
Views: 11150

How fast is the bare drive directly connect via sata

I would be interested in how fast the bare drive is outside of the usb case. Can you test the speed of the 1tb drive direclty connect to sata or e-sata?

Thanks
by jstyles
Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DG45FC looks promising for HTPC
Replies: 156
Views: 82616

Can anyone who has this board tell me if its BIOS supports Intel VT. Thinking on getting one with an E8400 to use as my main PC. I want to play around with some other OS's so having some hardware virtualisation support could be handy. I have a E8300 installed in this board and it has an option for ...
by jstyles
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Maximum Ducting.. Sparkle Project. Phase two.
Replies: 42
Views: 15379

I enjoy reading about bluefront's designs and this one reminds me of an idea I have been wanting to test, but no time to implement. I was thinking of a similar design, but where the fan on the power supply itself was used to pull air through a Mini Ninja and past a hard drive suspended above the PCI...
by jstyles
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec MX-1 enclosure 39.99+tax at Circuit City
Replies: 6
Views: 3352

I purchased one at CC and returned it. The fan wasn't to loud, but it amplified the hard drive noise to much. I tried in both vertical and horizontal configurations, horizontal was better, but not good enough. I had no problems with the esata with an nvidia 7150/630a chipset and it did keep the driv...
by jstyles
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Themaltake Silent Water - Potential Quite/flexible solution?
Replies: 0
Views: 1116

Themaltake Silent Water - Potential Quite/flexible solution?

I see where this product is available for about the same price as a Ninja Plus ($50) and was wondering if anyone has used one before. http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Liguid/All-In-One/cl-w0065/cl-w0065.asp I like the idea that the radiator/fan could be mounted on the outside of the case which wou...
by jstyles
Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help with pundit slow spinning replacement cpu fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Further Testing

Trying to get better cooling, I have recently tried the panaflo H1B fans. Replacing both the CPU and PowerSupply fans with two of the H1B. They seem to be able to cool a little better than the stock fans, but not worth the work required to get them to fit. I had read where some people got better coo...
by jstyles
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help with pundit slow spinning replacement cpu fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Qfan

I disabled Q-Fan in the bios rebooted and then the Vantec fan ran at full speed 1950 RPMs. I used Speedfan to adjust it down to less noisy speed. After that I flashed the bios to 1002 and then had the option to set the start voltage, start temp and full speed temp in the bios, but it did not seem to...
by jstyles
Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help with pundit slow spinning replacement cpu fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Bios

The BIOS version 1004 only lets you enable or disable Q-Fan, there is no settings for the fan percentage, unless you know of a different BIOS version that provides this for pundit-R Thanks for your suggestions? I will test without Q-Fan and see what that does as well. I am concerned that the CPU_Fan...
by jstyles
Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help with pundit slow spinning replacement cpu fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Help with pundit slow spinning replacement cpu fan?

Does anyone now why the Vantec Stealth 80x25 fan would spin at 600 RPMs at the same temp range when the standard Asus 70x15 fan in the pundit-r system runs at 2000RPMs? I am using the 3 wire cpu fan connector on the MB, with the case open. I also tried leaving the Asus fan on the CPU connector and j...