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by Eunos
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: First Seasonic Prime reviews in the wild
Replies: 18
Views: 13094

Re: First Seasonic Prime reviews in the wild

650W on Tom's Hardware: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/seasonic-prime-titanium-650w-psu,4690.html Up to around 250 W load, the PSU operates passively, hence its noise output is zero. Once the fan is engaged, it spins quickly for a short period to exhaust heated air, after which is drops to its ...
by Eunos
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Titanium PSUs
Replies: 48
Views: 36983

Re: Seasonic Titanium PSUs

The Titanium Prime line consists of four members with 850W, 750W, 650W and 600W capacities. The smallest of them uses a passive design, meaning that it doesn't have a cooling fan, offering the lowest possible noise output. To the best of our knowledge, this the only Titanium fanless PSU available o...
by Eunos
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic's Titanium PSUs, as low as 400w fanless
Replies: 9
Views: 5869

Seasonic's Titanium PSUs, as low as 400w fanless

Seasonic has unveiled its new flagship range, including an assortment of Titanium options . There's no indication of availability except 'soon', nor pricing just yet. But just might be a game changer! http://www.tomshardware.com/news/seasonic-prime-80-plus-titanium-psu,30861.html Seasonic's competit...
by Eunos
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Acer first with Windows 10 'PC Phone'
Replies: 1
Views: 3627

Acer first with Windows 10 'PC Phone'

Hi all, It's not every day I see a new product that seems genuinely exciting, but this just might fit the bill. http://images.techhive.com/images/article/2015/09/acer-jade-primo-100611881-large.png http://www.pcworld.com/article/2979526/windows-phone-os/acers-slick-jade-primo-is-the-first-windows-10...
by Eunos
Sun May 10, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 840 EVO Restoration tool
Replies: 21
Views: 10506

Re: Samsung 840 EVO Restoration tool

Very impressive! And should be permanent this time. Thanks for posting.
by Eunos
Tue May 05, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 840 EVO Restoration tool
Replies: 21
Views: 10506

Re: Samsung 840 EVO Restoration tool

Has anyone had a chance to play around with the latest fix?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9196/sams ... 40-evo-fix
by Eunos
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Crucial MX100 512GB & Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs
Replies: 10
Views: 8582

Re: Crucial MX100 512GB & Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs

The 1 TB Samsung 840 EVO is probably the go-to drive in its class, since there's no MX100 alternative. All 840 EVOs offer the RAPID mode (albeit one that cannot use as much RAM as the newer 850 Pro), and it seems the recent issues (poor performance reading older data) have been fully addressed with ...
by Eunos
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New SSD - Samsung "840 Pro" and "840"
Replies: 3
Views: 2887

Re: New SSD - Samsung "840 Pro" and "840"

Idle consumption is a radical leap from its predecessor:

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There's been talk of 3 bit flash for some time - once the technology is sorted it may well bring the death of the platter drive.
by Eunos
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Crucial M4 64GB: Solid-State on a Budget
Replies: 3
Views: 2882

Re: Crucial M4 64GB: Solid-State on a Budget

Just thought I'd point this out from the 4th paragraph: The write performance is listed as only 95 GB/s maximum I wouldn't complain with that. :D However, I think the value for money for the 128GB is better, especially with write performance factored in. I recently upgraded from a 256GB to a 512GB M...
by Eunos
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 5K4000 - first 4TB drive
Replies: 1
Views: 1753

Hitachi 5K4000 - first 4TB drive

Not a lot said about acoustics, but looks like a good drive overall including impressive power consumption.

http://www.storagereview.com/hitachi_de ... 000_review
by Eunos
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: So the WD 3.5 green is more quiet than 2.5?
Replies: 13
Views: 3982

Re: So the WD 3.5 green is more quiet than 2.5?

Worth noting that newer 1TB Scorpios now only have 2 platters and a standard 9.5mm form factor. This should be slightly quieter than its 3-platter predecessor, and should keep a 2-platter 3.5" Green very honest.
by Eunos
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replaced my PicoPSU with...
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

Re: Replaced my PicoPSU with...

Nope, not sure which part, there isn't a lot to it anyway. When I went to boot the computer it would start to boot and then turn off and retry over and over. The coroner has said no autopsy is necessary as it died of natural causes. :mrgreen: Goes to show they are a quality bit of kit though. Cheers.
by Eunos
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replaced my PicoPSU with...
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

Replaced my PicoPSU with...

G'day all, just thought I'd let you know that my 120w PicoPSU has finally died after 5.5 years in service. It was originally an impulse buy after Devon Cooke and Mike Chin's May '06 review and was purchased with the 80w EDac brick recommended in the article. Based on the SMART data of my near 2-year...
by Eunos
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Octane: Indilinx is back!
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Re: OCZ Octane: Indilinx is back!

OCZ Petrol OCZ Technology has released their second branded SSD based on the Indilinx Everest platform. The OCZ Petrol SSD family features a SATA 6Gb/s interface and read speeds of up to 400 MB/s. The consumer appeal to the Petrol however is price, OCZ is offering the drives in 64GB to 512GB capacit...
by Eunos
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf)
Replies: 79
Views: 29549

Re: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf

http://www.storagereview.com/intel_ssd_320_rebates_prices_under_1gb Intel SSD 320 Rebates - Prices Under $1/GB The $1/GB price point for SSDs is held by many as the tipping point for SSD adoption on a mass scale. Well for a few days anyway, Intel is offering $80 rebates on their 60GB and 120GB 320 S...
by Eunos
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Octane: Indilinx is back!
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

OCZ Octane: Indilinx is back!

Sounds like an interesting newcomer, with capacities up to 1TB and competitive performance is 3 and 6Gb models.With OCZ now owning Indilinx, I wonder if this could lead to a price war...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4995/oczs ... umer-drive
by Eunos
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 - 4TB
Replies: 6
Views: 6576

Re: Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 - 4TB

Hitachi stated in 2008 that it intended to have a 5TB drive on sale in 2010. This is now technically possible with 1TB platters, but I suspect for marketing reasons they will take their time about doing it.
by Eunos
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf)
Replies: 79
Views: 29549

Re: 2011 SSD pricing (for drives >= Intel G2 X-25V 40GB perf

I have some egg on my face for predicting that the Intel 320 with 25nm flash would result in major price drops after the initial honeymoon period. Look at the 300GB model, a monstrous 1.8% price drop in 5 months. The Vertex 3 has emerged as a value buy but I have no idea if the early reliability con...
by Eunos
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: JFYI: Intel 320-series SSD "8MB" power cycle issue solved...
Replies: 6
Views: 2887

Re: JFYI: Intel 320-series SSD "8MB" power cycle issue solve

For anyone who hasn't yet bought one, it's still a good idea to wait a few more months in case the new firmware has its own issues.
by Eunos
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: First Review of the Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD
Replies: 19
Views: 10914

Re: First Review of the Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD

Intel Acknowledges Problems With Intel SSD 320s Intel has recently acknowledged issues with the new SSD 320 series, where by repetitively power cycling the drives, some may become unresponive or report an 8MB drive capacity. Through a statement to ZDNet, Intel confirmed that they are aware of the i...
by Eunos
Sun May 08, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are Scorpios vibrators now? Or did I just get a bad one?
Replies: 2
Views: 1536

Re: Are Scorpios vibrators now? Or did I just get a bad one?

I bought a 640GB Scorpio and found it to be a bit noisier than my older 40GB drives, but this is understandable given the doubling of the number of platters. Overall they are still my favourite HDD (not that I have a vast amount of experience with different models) though variance from sample to sam...
by Eunos
Fri May 06, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Extreme Overprovisioning = 5X Intel IOPS/Endurance???
Replies: 9
Views: 4430

Re: SSD Extreme Overprovisioning = 5X Intel IOPS/Endurance??

andymcca : That is one of those 'consensus' things which in practise can be expected to vary either way quite a bit. But here's a couple of references of sorts. Keep in mind SSDs use the same basic technology as USB flash drives - they can withstand more writes but I don't think they would last any...
by Eunos
Fri May 06, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Extreme Overprovisioning = 5X Intel IOPS/Endurance???
Replies: 9
Views: 4430

Re: SSD Extreme Overprovisioning = 5X Intel IOPS/Endurance??

I don't have overprovisioning experience but can make a couple of comments. Regarding endurance, it is important to put this in a real-world context by calculating how many writes it will actually do. As far as I know, flash drives all drop dead around the 10-year age, to say nothing of being obsole...
by Eunos
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Endurance - My Personal Surprise
Replies: 35
Views: 9273

Re: SSD Endurance - My Personal Surprise

I believe everything has wear levelling, even SD cards and such.
by Eunos
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Endurance - My Personal Surprise
Replies: 35
Views: 9273

Re: Intel SSD Durability

Can anyone confirm that a 160G Intel x25 will last exactly twice as long as an 80G Intel x25... assuming identical usage? No, unless the drive is only used for caching purposes or something. Typical OS and programs installations will take up a finite amount of capacity, and it is the remaining capa...
by Eunos
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which One? Intel 320 vs Intel 520 vs Intel X25-M
Replies: 11
Views: 14783

Re: Which One? Intel 320 vs Intel 520 vs Intel X25-M

I should clarify that point, yes the X25-M will have more write cycles per cell. I make the assumption that as soon as the 320's 'new release premium' wears off it will be substantially better value than its predecessor. Remember when a G1 cost $600? Still, perhaps I should reserve my comments until...
by Eunos
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which One? Intel 320 vs Intel 520 vs Intel X25-M
Replies: 11
Views: 14783

Re: Which One? Intel 320 vs Intel 520 vs Intel X25-M

I've not lost data nor have I heard of it happening, but in theory if the power is cut to the drive before a write is complete - especially in a power failure or unsafe shutdown scenario - there can be data loss on any drive. Intel has chosen to build further upon its reputation for trouble-free ope...
by Eunos
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which SSD to buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 8552

Re: Which SSD to buy?

If your system doesn't have native SATA 6Gb/s support you may wish to consider an add-in card to get the most out of it. My optimisation list includes disabling all indexing, severely limiting allocated space for System Restore, disabling defrag especially scheduling, removing all items from 'startu...
by Eunos
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is it possible to check the "usage" on an Intel SSD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2848

Re: Is it possible to check the "usage" on an Intel SSD?

The X18-M is supposed to have the same performance specs, but uses a non-standard SATA connector type as is the norm for 1.8" drives.

I expect there will be a lot of cheap secondhand X25-Ms on the market starting about now.
by Eunos
Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Solar Activity and the Safety of your Backups
Replies: 16
Views: 5872

Re: Solar Activity and the Safety of your Backups

I presume different types of storage would respond differently. I have no idea but I guess that optical disc storage would probably be least affected.