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by jjr
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Did U know... USB HDs can write data quieter AND 4x faster ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Yeap just checked ... XP does. :oops:
But Win 2K doesn't ... and I have to use it :(
by jjr
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Did U know... USB HDs can write data quieter AND 4x faster ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Amourek wrote:Hmm... all my external USB drives can have write caching enabled via the device manager. My drives top out at 25-30MB/s regardless.
Which is your OS ???
by jjr
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Did U know... USB HDs can write data quieter AND 4x faster ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Did U know... USB HDs can write data quieter AND 4x faster ?

:!: Caution this is about registrey editing. Just discovered this after buying an external HD for my backups. So far I had always done it through CDs or network devices. Starting to back up and ... gosh :x only 5Mb/s writting : I was shocked and feeling abused. What was this shit they had sold me !?...
by jjr
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja review
Replies: 64
Views: 52321

92mm nexus would be cool to see on it. i have a feeling that the length of the tower did not much to cool the bigger boy. interesting. i like it. I will actually buy it now. :) rare that I say that! That close from the exhaust fans, is there any point having a fan. Better duct no ? Unless you'll be...
by jjr
Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: The practical side....Solar panel w/wire diagram.
Replies: 42
Views: 25438

A new follower of Al Gore !!!
by jjr
Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The true face of neo-cons : small time crooks ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Another good one :
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/18b3bad0-e914-1 ... 10621.html

Ha ! Again one of those liberal posts : FT.
by jjr
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The true face of neo-cons : small time crooks ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

The true face of neo-cons : small time crooks ...

Wolfowitz caught red handed ........ stealing from the world bank. (That's from the poor and the hungry) http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2056501,00.html After being one of the strongest advocates of the war in Irak for the weelbeeing of the Irakis (just don't laugh now) : Wolfowitz is on the ...
by jjr
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Finally, a quiet SATA drive...I mean really quiet.
Replies: 49
Views: 41585

Sadly its an SATAII drive and my motherboard only has standard SATA drive ports. SATA II drives, at least both of my Samsungs, work fine on regular SATA ports. There's a jumper (supplied with the HDD) that is set for SATA "I" operation. No bridge or other cable required. You won't get SATA II perfo...
by jjr
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many HDs do you use?
Replies: 39
Views: 15061

Home RAID fileserve : 3 (250Go / 200Go / 400 Go)
Laptop (dual boot work / personal + 2 for backup) : 4(80Go x 2 + 40 Go + 40 Go)
3 other PCs of PCs lying around put not really used : 3 (80 Go + 20 Go + 4 Go)
1 not used either laptop HD : 1 x 40 Go

Total : 11
by jjr
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anna Nicole : Justice is blind ....
Replies: 5
Views: 3341

honestly, who cares that some random rich bimbo died of a drug overdose? This is getting way too much press. It should have been a 10min video clip on the evening news the night she died, and then never mentioned again. Indeed, Anna Nicole isn't worth more than a few seconds of the world's attentio...
by jjr
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anna Nicole : Justice is blind ....
Replies: 5
Views: 3341

Anna Nicole : Justice is blind ....

.... and deaf, ... and DUMB (I mean stupid - half-witted). Good lord ! I have been casually watching some of the debates : this is appalling. I mean those people are judges and lawyers and they are supposed to have make studies, be "smart", eloquent. However when they speak, they have utmost difficu...
by jjr
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MicroATX mainboard to an ATX case fit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

AFAIK 99% of the standalone ATX cases can also accomodate the smaller µATX boards.

The only thing needed to ensure the compatibility (that's what you need to check for) is whether there are additionnal mounting holes for the µATX.
by jjr
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Scythe Infinity cooled by 4ea 120mm fans! (no kidding)
Replies: 16
Views: 3794

Yep ! A typical 2 fan push - pull would definitely work better and quieter IMHO.... I would definitely like to see that theory put to the test.... ;-) (personally I think you would seriously have to finetune both fan speeds to avoid counterproductive turbulence) Not that difficult. If you use two s...
by jjr
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't believe : HDs would fail when running ... cold
Replies: 3
Views: 2151

It is alco contrary to this : http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/technolo/drivetemp/drivetemp.htm However the below 30°C pattern is quite constant in proportion despite being a lesser impact in medium life ranges. Having said that, the bin below 30°C is wider than the others (15°C vs. 5°C) and the lo...
by jjr
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't believe : HDs would fail when running ... cold
Replies: 3
Views: 2151

Can't believe : HDs would fail when running ... cold

According to this study from Google : http://216.239.37.132/papers/disk_failures.pdf and this specific graph : http://www.pcinpact.com/actu/news_popup.php?id=37593 HDs would be more likely to fail when running .... COOL. With all the efforts we make here to run HDs cool at the expense of some noise ...
by jjr
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Scythe Infinity cooled by 4ea 120mm fans! (no kidding)
Replies: 16
Views: 3794

Yep !
A typical 2 fan push - pull would definitely work better and quieter IMHO.
4 fans is pointless and counter productive ...
by jjr
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Finally, a quiet SATA drive...I mean really quiet.
Replies: 49
Views: 41585

Had one of those too (the 250Go version) ... Was very quiet indeed. And then went ultimately quiet (aka DEAD) after 3 weeks and a mere 15 hours working. It was full but thankfully on a RAID. By lack of better solution (part exchange) I got a 400Go version and its very quiet too. Just lit a candle to...
by jjr
Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright SI-128: Evolution of a Past Master
Replies: 26
Views: 20785

Yes, those results changed, and the Ninja's results were better than the Ultra120's this time around. ... Thanks for the answer. I went (rapidly) through the test methodology article and realised that you had picked that up too. One question : I didn't see any mention of mobo orientation. (Hope I h...
by jjr
Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright SI-128: Evolution of a Past Master
Replies: 26
Views: 20785

Sorry ... have I missed something ?

Those 2 articles :
- http://www.silentpcreview.com/article646-page3.html
- http://www.silentpcreview.com/article719-page4.html
give a completely opposite view of how the top contenders (Ninja and Ultra 120) fare against one another !

How is that possible ?
by jjr
Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Highly vented (9 fans) yet relatively low noise PC
Replies: 3
Views: 3961

You have the same case I just bought a few weeks ago :D Hdds rattle the entire case with the default mounting system though :cry: But I realised it's really easy to suspend the hdds in this case so I did and now they are barely audible. What kind of drives do you have ? Mine are quite silent, espec...
by jjr
Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Highly vented (9 fans) yet relatively low noise PC
Replies: 3
Views: 3961

Highly vented (9 fans) yet relatively low noise PC

It has been quite I while since I started thinking about posting a small article here about my own PC. Hopefully an interesting result of fruitful hours of browsing through the articles and forums here at SPCR, and a good way to bounce a few ideas around. I am interested in all kinds comments of cou...
by jjr
Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help me decide between Antec NSK2400 or Fusion!
Replies: 21
Views: 13487

Alternatively there are some (though few) silver colour DVD drives / burner.
Some from Sony in particular.
by jjr
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seaonic S12 430W vs. Antec Neo HE 430W
Replies: 6
Views: 2367

I've had the NeoHE in my P150 ducted for over a year now. It's never ramped up once, ever. I couldn't ask for a better PSU. Found the pics under General Galery / Staff rigs : interesting !! I was thinking in a system with an affixed fan on the cabling side of the PSU. Something with clothing elasti...
by jjr
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SiverStone TJ04 'v' CoolMaster WaveMaster 'v' Antec Solo
Replies: 5
Views: 1990

The Solo definitely has the edge on the other 2 cases :
- bigger / more numerous fans,
- heavier construction and damping material,
- less airflow imedance,
- indirect sound paths,
- HD suspension.

Not even a close call ....
by jjr
Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Where do I go from here?
Replies: 14
Views: 6935

A few comments building on the previous posts. You say you use the specific 4 in 3 modules for Staker. I am using one myself and I am very pleased with it though in another enclosure (with a door I must say). They already have a suspension (the inner cage is monted on rubber inside the outer one) : ...
by jjr
Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seaonic S12 430W vs. Antec Neo HE 430W
Replies: 6
Views: 2367

Buddabing wrote:... So if you are planning on ducting your PS's air intake, you might consider the NeoHE.
Did you experiment that ?
I have long wondered if ducting in or even adding an intake fan can effectively remove some workload from the exhaust and allow it to run quieter.
by jjr
Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CNPS 9500 vs. SI-128
Replies: 14
Views: 4543

XP 120 would have probably been a better choice with this case ...

Otherwise you could try and duct the SI 120 to one of the exhaust fans.
It should significantly improve your temps.
by jjr
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The holy grail : a chip that .... CONSUMES heat.
Replies: 17
Views: 9504

My classes in electronics and thermodynamics date back more than 10 years but I think we are getting mislead here : for me this is more similar to photoelectric components : using some source of energy and turnung back some of it into electivity though of course with no perfect efficiency. Here it i...
by jjr
Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The holy grail : a chip that .... CONSUMES heat.
Replies: 17
Views: 9504

The holy grail : a chip that .... CONSUMES heat.

Could this be the future in PC cooling and silencing ? http://www.eneco.com/technology.html The chip actually consumes heat to produce electricity or when a power is applied will act as a heat-pump !! Imagine a double layer CPU : normal CPU next to this : a 0W TDP !!! (Found via : http://akosh.pcinp...
by jjr
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Running two different video cards
Replies: 3
Views: 4302

Note also that if you are a casual CAD/CAM & 3D user the FireGL will probably be quite an overkill.