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by MikeMcr
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47360

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

I wish I had found this thread earlier. The "new" WD Reds are awful. Even with one drive the seek noise is annoying but when you load a NAS with them it is unbearable. As has already been mentioned, this is made worse by the "background scan" noise every 10 seconds or so which means they are never q...
by MikeMcr
Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F2 HD103SI annoying whirring
Replies: 4
Views: 5674

I am really surprised there are so few posts about this. I don't mind the noise at boot, it is the recalibration "racket" every so often (mine seems less than 40 minutes). EVERY recent Samsung does this (F2, F3). They even changed something in the firmware for later F1 batches since earlier F1s did ...
by MikeMcr
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F2 500GB / platter is out!
Replies: 110
Views: 67789

Ksanderash wrote:
MikeMcr wrote:I also have the "rattling sound" on two F2 drives, just like in the recording
You mean at the startup? Or sometimes during usual work?
Always at startup for the new drives but only once during use. Probably not surprising if it only happens at idle/boot.
by MikeMcr
Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F2 500GB / platter is out!
Replies: 110
Views: 67789

I also have the "rattling sound" on two F2 drives, just like in the recording. It seems to be firmware related because I just bought an F1 7200 Samsung drive (dated 2009.06) and that also has this noise. Other F1 drives I have with earlier firmware do not have this issue. All drives pass the ESTool ...
by MikeMcr
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309143

I've got AHCI set in the BIOS and I have reinstalled Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit. It didn't ask for any drivers and detected the drives fine. I think this may be the problem. You have to install the Intel drivers during installation even if Windows can see the drive. Otherwise it will be using non-opt...
by MikeMcr
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309143

zzombi wrote:That's expensive.
Expensive? For a 1TB drive? In the UK, inclusive of VAT and delivery? :shock:

They are practically giving them away at that price! I've ordered one.
by MikeMcr
Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 139652

Well I received 2 of these HD501LJ drives from OCUK and first impressions are bad. Both are faulty - full of sector errors and a loud clicking sound :x

I could not even use Samsung's own diagnostic utilities because they have not been updated to support this range yet :roll:
by MikeMcr
Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB: Big Low Noise Champ?
Replies: 107
Views: 98708

Has anyone re-checked their AAM setting after a reboot? I have used both the Hitachi Feature Tool and WinAAM to change the AAM value from 254 to 128 (recommended), which appears to work. It makes a noticeable difference to the seek noise. However, after a reboot, the AAM value always goes back to 25...
by MikeMcr
Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP0812C - Nidec FDB available @overclockers.co.uk
Replies: 10
Views: 4230

You were lucky you ordered 2 drives from ocuk. I ordered one and it was sent in a standard Jiffy bag with no additional protection! Two sides of the drive were bashed in and looked like someone had bounced it off the floor :shock: Needless to say I sent it back and ordered from somewhere that knew h...
by MikeMcr
Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Scratched P180 Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Scratched P180 Panel

Just received my silver P180 only to find the left side panel is badly scratched :x I have e-mailed Antec in the hope they will replace just the side panel without having to RMA the entire case. Edit: On closer inspection, the right side panel also has marks on it; some of the silver appears to be s...
by MikeMcr
Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 LEDs
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

Yes, that's helpful, thanks. :)
by MikeMcr
Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 LEDs
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

P180 LEDs

I have been looking at the pictures of the P180 but cannot work out where the power and hard disk LEDs are :?

Has anyone got a picture with them on?