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by dorkus
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD reliability vs. WD, Seagate
Replies: 22
Views: 6415

we run large RAID sets, and our experience has been that most drives will fail after 2-3 years of continuous duty What are you doing to your drives? the ones at work are used in large RAID arrays that are constantly slammed with read/writes (image files ranging from small JPEGs to larger RAWs). for...
by dorkus
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD reliability vs. WD, Seagate
Replies: 22
Views: 6415

thanks everyone for their input, very helpful and much appreciated. my friend/colleague who is director of ops where we work (an online photo archival/distribution service) actually mentioned Hitachis as being rock solid as well, though he may have been referring to the higher-end enterprise grade d...
by dorkus
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD reliability vs. WD, Seagate
Replies: 22
Views: 6415

Samsung HD reliability vs. WD, Seagate

hi guys, looking for your feedback on Samsung HD reliability... for those who have used a Samsung drive at least a year or so, how has the failure rate been? i haven't bought many hard drives in the last few years, but bought quite a few Seagates back in the 7200.1 - 7200.4 days with zero problems t...
by dorkus
Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S2 in Antec Solo
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

Accelero S2 in Antec Solo

i have a Radeon X800XL that i'd like to cool passively... looking at the Arctic Cooling Accelero S2, but i've read warnings that your case must be high enough. has anyone tried fitting one in an Antec Solo?

thx,
dorkus
by dorkus
Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: windows xp "standby" mode
Replies: 8
Views: 3067

Re: windows xp "standby" mode

Go to something like 'Power Options/Management' in your BIOS and set the ACPI to S3 or STR (suspend to RAM). Sounds like your mobo is preconfigured in S1 or POS (power on suspend). sweet! that was exactly what i was looking for, worked like a charm... thanks very much. only peculiarity now is that ...
by dorkus
Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: windows xp "standby" mode
Replies: 8
Views: 3067

windows xp "standby" mode

hi all, lately i have been putting my computer (Gigabyte NF4 Ultra mobo, can't remember the model offhand) into standby to conserve power at night. when i do so, all my system fans (video card, cpu, case) continue to run, unlike Dell computers which seem to shut everything down. i also noticed that ...
by dorkus
Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7950GT at low voltage?
Replies: 12
Views: 7735

interesting thread! i am in a similar position... looking for low heat/power consumption, but also a speed upgrade, and i do game once in a while. due to the conflicting requirements, i have always had two PC's... the 24-7 "work" box has a fanless P3-933, Matrox G400 video card with 80mm Panaflo (on...
by dorkus
Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best of Sonata, Sonata 2 and SLK3000B for Budget System
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

my SLK3000B is coming today. i'll let you know how the build process goes, and how it fares as a quiet box. my current boxes are both very quiet (modded Fong Kai FK603, modded older Dell DImension - great quiet case btw) so it'll be interesting to compare. the 3000B isn't destined to be a quiet home...
by dorkus
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused about Dual 12V lines? Here's the FAQ!
Replies: 55
Views: 175170

OK, dorkus, I stand corrected. Not getting zapped is what my Intel power eng copnjectured. oh, not really trying to correct you Mike - the 240VAC limit UL imposes is just a general guideline (and possibly a very old one at that). not getting zapped is indeed probably one of the motivations behind t...
by dorkus
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused about Dual 12V lines? Here's the FAQ!
Replies: 55
Views: 175170

It only takes 0.1A to kill a human being.... how is limiting it to 20A "safe"? just to clarify, there is no way you will get 20A through a human body at 12V. the resistance is too high. in fact, you will never get electrocuted by 12V, period. you'd barely be able to feel it. to get 0.1A through a p...
by dorkus
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused about Dual 12V lines? Here's the FAQ!
Replies: 55
Views: 175170

So if the CPU is a 70W TDP Northwood like the P4-2.8 in my main rig, that accounts for just 6A just a nitpick, but isn't that only assumming 100% efficiency of the power regulators on the board? i'm guessing they're fairly efficient, on the order of 80-90%, but a little bit of power does get dissip...