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by Oscar
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342250

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

David Cole wrote:Does anyone know what causes the hum and whether anything can be done about it?
Try changing brightness level. If that doesn't help, try changing contrast level next.
by Oscar
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Warning to all SPCR members: do not buy the WD10EALX
Replies: 18
Views: 7931

Re: Warning to all SPCR members: do not buy the WD10EALX

I have replaced two quiet WD5000AAKB-00YSA0 with two WD10EALX-009BA0 that have a firmware date of Jan-31-2012 this past weekend, and the two WD10EALX are not louder than the WD5000AAKB that they replaced. Having read this and other threads in SPCR forums, I had planned to return the WD10EALX if they...
by Oscar
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342250

ViewSonic VG175: Highly annoying whine; could even be heard in another room.

NEC MultiSync LCD1990SX: Virtually silent @ 40% brightness and 50% contrast.
by Oscar
Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What drive to replace my Hitachi T7K500 320GB?
Replies: 8
Views: 2908

Re: What drive to replace my Hitachi T7K500 320GB?

My 500GB Hitachi P7K500 is at least as quiet as the WD3200AAKS, and probably better made. It has slow 18ms seek times--slower than 16ms of the WD3200AAKS. Hitachi also has a 250GB 1-platter version of the P7K500. Thank you for sharing your experience. How would you compare the idle noise and vibrat...
by Oscar
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Big Corsair PSUs
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

I can't comment on the HX line, but TX650W is generally quieter than TX750W.
by Oscar
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD making 167GB platter PATA drives
Replies: 2
Views: 2345

WD3200AAKB is available in the channel now (also confirmed by a WD rep).

http://www.wdc.com/en/partners/PDF/2178-001010.pdf
by Oscar
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10's Acoustic Profiles
Replies: 13
Views: 15238

The numbers listed under the "2.10 Acoustics" section (where the "FDB motor acoustics" table is located) are the actual measured values. If one were to look up the Configuration and Specifications page of ST3320620AS (Barracuda 7200.10 320GB, Serial ATA NCQ) in Seagate's Technical Library , for inst...
by Oscar
Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10's Acoustic Profiles
Replies: 13
Views: 15238

Re: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10's Acoustic Profiles

The numbers in the product manuals are correct.

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 345#272345
by Oscar
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10's Acoustic Profiles
Replies: 13
Views: 15238

Seagate has posted Barracuda 7200.10's PATA and SATA product manuals onto its official website. Barracuda 7200.10 PATA http://s88519401.onlinehome.us/docs/100402369a26.png Barracuda 7200.10 SATA http://s88519401.onlinehome.us/docs/100402371a36.png winguy > As you can see, 7200.10 PATA 320GB models g...
by Oscar
Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10's Acoustic Profiles
Replies: 13
Views: 15238

All Barracuda 7200.10 models use perpendicular recording, I think...
by Oscar
Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Bad time to buy a new HD ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4957

...... Sample variance? Tweaked firmware?? Different components???

http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200601/250_7.html

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by Oscar
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10's Acoustic Profiles
Replies: 13
Views: 15238

Nope, but I specifically asked him to verify this since the Product Overview on their website says that "400GB and below" models are supposed to be quieter, and his reply was that the numbers in the Product Manual are the correct ones. I saw your Antec Solo thread the other day, by the way. Good stu...
by Oscar
Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10's Acoustic Profiles
Replies: 13
Views: 15238

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10's Acoustic Profiles

http://s88519401.onlinehome.us/docs/100402369a.png So, 400GB and 320GB models are actually noisier than 750GB and 500GB models :x ? According to Seagate's representative of whom I obtained the product manual from, these are the correct specifications to refer to despite the discrepancies with the i...
by Oscar
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 250GB Rhythmic Vibrations
Replies: 41
Views: 19220

discdude wrote:Also, I'm certainly willing to try the blue EAR grommets since they seem to be a fairly easy "upgrade." Does anyone know the model # and a good place to purchase them?
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=9623
by Oscar
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 250GB Rhythmic Vibrations
Replies: 41
Views: 19220

by Oscar
Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Getting a new case, any non-Antec reccommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 4463

Is there anything that will hold the door at 180° or it will just keep swinging?
by Oscar
Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Getting a new case, any non-Antec reccommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 4463