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by Tak
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 126077

I just bought some from Scan... They come up HD204UI - 103 - Out of Service area The product has been brought in from outside of this service region and cannot be serviced. Please contact your reseller or distributor. Thanks for checking. I suspected this might be the case. i bought them from there...
by Tak
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 126077

Thanks for your insights tutu. Assuming you purchased it from Scan, would you be able to check the warranty status with the serial number on the Samsung checker ? I know Scan themselves offer a 36 month warranty but it would be useful to know if an RMA can be made with Samsung direct. Many Samsung d...
by Tak
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 88388

From email enquiry:
Antec Sales wrote:Looks like late October at this point. Production has not begun though, so if there are any problems in early production that need to be corrected that could delay it further.
(P183)
by Tak
Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DG45FC looks promising for HTPC
Replies: 156
Views: 83067

frank2003, Before you RMA the board, try doing a BIOS recovery update. http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm It requires a special jumper to be removed to allow the update from CD. Location of the jumper is in the technical spec PDF: http://www.intel.com/support/moth...
by Tak
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New drive cage/sled for VelociRaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 4087

Re: New drive cage/sled for VelociRaptor

BTW. Any news on the single-platter VelociRaptor? The following single platter drives are due for release very soon: WD1500HLFS 150GB consumer WD1500BLFS 150GB enterprise Google for pricing. The single platter WD740BLFS 74GB drive is also starting to show up on Google and the WD800HLFS 80GB is bein...
by Tak
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New drive cage/sled for VelociRaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 4087

The big question is will the new sled be only for the corporate/RAID edition or will the consumer retail edition get it as well? The new sled will be on the HLFS consumer edition (which replaces the GLFS). The enterprise BLFS appears to be a standalone 2.5" drive with no heatsink (and therefore no ...
by Tak
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is the VelociRaptor really quiet?
Replies: 14
Views: 6333

dhanson865 wrote:But yes if they had gotten the WD1500HLFS under $150 before the end of October they could yank that extra $50 out of my wallet.
If 80GB is not too small for you, the WD800HLFS might be ideal if WD ever makes it available outside of large OEMs at your price point.
by Tak
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is the VelociRaptor really quiet?
Replies: 14
Views: 6333

I think we have an answer for the noise difference between review samples and the retail velociraptor Interesting, thanks. It seems that we have another confusing situation with WD models/versions/samples. I've listed the new models in this thread The SR table appears to be comparing the beta versi...
by Tak
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New WD Velociraptor Enterprise + Consumer drives 150GB/300GB
Replies: 7
Views: 3882

Added some information to the first post on the new consumer model HLFS.
by Tak
Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDTune results for the new GP revision
Replies: 3
Views: 6185

Is the WD10EACS-00D6B0 model available in Europe or the US yet?

Will they be also used in the WD My Book external drives?
by Tak
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New WD Velociraptor Enterprise + Consumer drives 150GB/300GB
Replies: 7
Views: 3882

I found an OEM evaluation version (presumably) of the WD1500BLFS on eBay.

Of course this gives no real indication of the release price but $200 sounds about right.
by Tak
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New WD Velociraptor Enterprise + Consumer drives 150GB/300GB
Replies: 7
Views: 3882

New WD Velociraptor Enterprise + Consumer drives 150GB/300GB

Enterprise BLFS series Press release 150GB WD1500BLFS 300GB WD3000BLFS I know a lot of people have been waiting for a 150GB single platter version, me included. I hope that there will be an acoustic, power consumption and temperature improvement (however slight) over the double platter version. No ...
by Tak
Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Problems fitting Scythe Infinity
Replies: 13
Views: 4207

greenuk wrote: I ordered a Thermalright Ultra-120 instead.
Hi, where did you order this from? I can't find any UK suppliers with stock (presumably they are waiting for the Extreme version). Thanks
by Tak
Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core Duo's USB bug applies to Dothan in a desktop.
Replies: 5
Views: 2027

Ok, also you can try undervolting each speedstep state (I think NHC also does this but I prefer RMclock). You should be able to run the chip 100% stable at lower than default voltages. I undervolt my laptop with it (not the desktop as it's overclocked!) and it makes a significant difference in temps...
by Tak
Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core Duo's USB bug applies to Dothan in a desktop.
Replies: 5
Views: 2027

Interesting. I wasn't aware of this bug. It already scales between 800Mhz and 2.0Ghz with varying voltage, so I've done that part. Are you doing this with RM Clock ? If not, give it a try. It's an excellent utility which lets you configure power states and speedstep options. There's a section for C3...
by Tak
Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: thumbs up for retail pioneer dvr-a09xl
Replies: 26
Views: 9042

I flashed my 109 with the A09 firmware a few months ago, for the ripunlock feature. It also enables you to use the Quiet drive utility . I can't remember the exact procedure, you cannot just flash the drive with the Pioneer flasher (don't attempt this or you may damage the drive), you need to use a ...
by Tak
Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Question about enabling intel speedstep with RMclock utility
Replies: 4
Views: 2670

Thanks Rich, I also use the P-states, I haven't tried the ODCM yet. Reason I'm interested in overclocking is because Pentium M chips are expensive so it's better value for money to get a low-end one and overclock it :) The max FSB on the Speedster is disappointing but I hear rumours that MSI will be...
by Tak
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Question about enabling intel speedstep with RMclock utility
Replies: 4
Views: 2670

I've been using RMclock on my PC and laptop for the last few months, it's a great piece of software. I set up Speedstep on the PC so it only increases clock speed when it needs to. I don't undervolt as it makes make my overclock unstable. Temps are reduced when running at low clock speeds (i.e. most...
by Tak
Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help to choose a basic graphics card
Replies: 22
Views: 5445

I also recommend the Radeon 9250. Cheap, fanless, and runs cool.