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by Goldmember
Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar Black noise levels
Replies: 23
Views: 14527

Not known yet as it has just arrived in the United States. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284 I was looking at some pics from Japan and it seems that it has the same chassis as the SE16 640GB. Hard to tell, but it looks like it has 7 ribs for your acoustic pleasure. 8) h...
by Goldmember
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Ninja Copper: Scythe's 5th Year Celebration
Replies: 84
Views: 42744

I just noticed the Scythe Ninja 2 SCNJ-2000. Looks like the copper version sans the copper. :D And is that a slipstream fan? It still has those stupid push pins though.

http://www.scythe.co.jp/cooler/ninja2.html
by Goldmember
Wed May 21, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green Power - a new quiet 3.5" hdd standard
Replies: 76
Views: 106119

The 1TB GP has been updated with 334GB platters. The model number is WD10EACS-D6B0.

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/ho ... tml?i#d6b0
by Goldmember
Wed May 21, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD to release 320GB platter drives
Replies: 49
Views: 28421

Ok, it looks like WD has updated the 1TB GreenPower with 333GB or 334GB platters. The model number is WD10EACS-D6B0. Looks like they used the same model number again. :roll:

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/ho ... tml?i#d6b0
by Goldmember
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 77899

Does anyone know of any full size ATX boards on the horizon for this chipset? 2 from Asus: http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6174&Itemid=37 And 1 more from Gigabyte . ...I believe its a software only at the moment and future version of the hardware will implement thi...
by Goldmember
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 65139

LOL you sure are a quick poster. :) I just edited my post so tell me what you think.

I was just thinking that maybe they used the "better" heads for the 640 and the less capable heads for the 320.

But you're probably right. They just went a little crazy with the firmware.
by Goldmember
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 65139

You are correct nicko, but my cache is bigger than your cache. :wink: Haha J/K. I think they will have to give in to the marketing aspects of 32 megs before too long. I respectfully disagree about the 7,200rpm 320GB's seek time though as 16.4ms is a lot slower than the 5,400rpm GreenPower's 14.8ms. ...
by Goldmember
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 65139

Yay, a fast and quiet drive! Hmm, if TechReport is claiming the 2 platter WD 640GB at 12.9ms seek is nearly as quiet as the Green Power, then why slow down the 320GB so much? I understand their logic for providing a quiet OEM drive, but it seems they went a little too far. As for 32MB of cache: I'll...
by Goldmember
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 77899

floepie,

I think I saw one recently, can't remember where though! Also, AMD might release the 790GX soon. It's essentially the 780G northbridge with 2 x16 pci-e slots and support for Crossfire X.
by Goldmember
Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.11 320GB single platter (ST3320613AS)
Replies: 25
Views: 24115

Thanks for the info. Seems everyone is rushing to 320GB platters on the desktop and 160GB platters in notebooks. I don't think these are too widespread yet. And IIRC, the 7200.10 had a 250GB single-platter model before the 7200.11 arrived. BTW, I was reading some of the 7200.11 reviews on Newegg and...
by Goldmember
Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD 780G: Best Ever Integrated Mainstream Chipset?
Replies: 140
Views: 77899

I was hoping that the discrete VGA card would be disabled when in 2D mode but your power data suggests this wasn’t the case. Maybe a driver issue!... It's a driver issue in the sense that the feature hasn't been included yet. It will be in a near-term Catalyst release, maybe the next one. ATI has...
by Goldmember
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 320GB 2.5" Drives are here
Replies: 3
Views: 1833

Samsung has one on the way too, but I forgot where I read it though.

Aren't we boycotting Western Digital? Just kidding people. :)
by Goldmember
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 146351

Why do you guys care so much about rotational speed? The GP is silent, energy saver and a decent performer. Why bother about anything else? Honestly, I have more important things in life to worry about than spindle speed. I just don't like being lied to. I can handle the truth. The GreenPower seems...
by Goldmember
Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Senior Vice President Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 4145

Makes me wonder what the signature series has over the earthwatts? Modular? Flashy Design? Better components inside maybe? I'm thinking/speculating that the Signature series will be a little higher-end over the Earthwatts with higher efficiency, quieter fan, and better quality components (solid cap...
by Goldmember
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 146351

Regarding the GreenPower, I feel like a fool. I guess W estern D igital Corp is using the Nvidia/AMD business model. They should change their name to W e D eceive Corp, as in, we like to deceive our customers as much as we can. All they had to say was something like... Introducing WD GreenPower hard...
by Goldmember
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Senior Vice President Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 4145

Thanks for the link HueyCobra.

I think Antec still has some egg on their face from the NeoHE fiasco so the "hand testing" of each Signature PSU is probably a good idea. :)

Anyway, I look forward to some more info on the Signature Series.
by Goldmember
Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: More P35 Goodness!
Replies: 7
Views: 4053

http://techreport.com/articles.x/12747/17 I'd get a DS3R 2.0 if I was buying a new board Those power consumption numbers are amazing! I guess all that marketing stuff about ferrite cores and solid caps etc. was true. Puts the Asus P35s to shame. :( I've had a very good experience with the Abit IP35...
by Goldmember
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 146351

As far as I know, it is just the opposite for the same capacity drives, since fewer platters mean more compressed dada, and thus faster transfer allowed with less head movement. So, the Samsung 1TB with 3 platters should be faster than the competitors with 4 or 5 platters... I think we're talking a...
by Goldmember
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 146351

elec999, 1. Not sure why WD chose to skip 32MB of cache this round. Power consumption? BTW, Is it possible for these companies to put DDR2 on hard drives? I notice all my drives have that old school SDRAM? on the PCB. 2. I think this IntelliPower could have real benefits in the desktop environment (...
by Goldmember
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 146351

Firetech, Thanks for the screenshot. A max STR of 88.6MB in HD Tune would be over 90MB in HD Tach. Call me crazy, but doesn't this seem like a 5 x 200GB per platter hard drive instead of 4 x 250GB? IIRC, the 750GB SE16 had similar performance with 188GB platters. One more question: Do you notice the...
by Goldmember
Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 146351

The WD Green Power is also available in Japan as well as Australia and should be in North America in a few weeks. BTW, where's my 32MB of cache dammit? :) The Seagate ES.2 1TB is available at newegg . The Samsung F1 1TB is MIA. :cry: I think the conventional wisdom is that most of the new drive mod...
by Goldmember
Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Seagate 7200.11 500GB (2platter) or Samsung HD501LJ?
Replies: 26
Views: 14179

Trust but verify... The 7200.11 is an unknown drive at this point so I would be a little cautious. I also noticed the lower acoustics and lower power consumption listed in the 7200.11 data sheet. IIRC, the last really quiet Seagate drives were the Barracuda IV and V before Seagate fell off the cliff...
by Goldmember
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quietest config for 3TB?
Replies: 17
Views: 7557

Since it's "printed" on "paper" (ie. datasheet) http://ec.ingrammicro.de/pdf/8864948.pdf It probably is 3-platter. It's funny though that some other corporation than Samsung itself distributes all the information about the drive. And that all corporations that claim these Samsungs available happen ...
by Goldmember
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet and Cool High Capacity HDs
Replies: 17
Views: 7625

Holy Crap Batman! Sorry for shouting but... The new Samsung F1 1TB drive apparently uses 3 x 334GB platters! :shock: I read the news in this thread over at Storage Review so thanks to those guys over there. Some links from the aforementioned thread: F1 pdf file . PowerPoint presentation by a Samsun...
by Goldmember
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 2007 lineup
Replies: 66
Views: 36849

Heh.. yeah, I guess I'll buy the NSK2400 instead of waiting for a couple of months for the NSK2450 to become available in Sweden... Aw, what's a few more months? :) I meant when we buy a product and then the manufacturer sneaks out a new model immediately after. Oh Snap! Hate when they do that. So,...
by Goldmember
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 2007 lineup
Replies: 66
Views: 36849

hravn, Don't worry be happy. :) You can always rest assured that a newer product will be released soon after we purchase the previous model. I think my Solo will keep me happy for a while, despite what Antec may have up their sleeves. Yes, that seems to be a NSK2400 sitting on a NSK2450 non-B. And, ...
by Goldmember
Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 2007 lineup
Replies: 66
Views: 36849

Haha, I was lost in translation. Thanks for that effort. So the difference between the 2400 and the 2450 is a bigger PS, the stealth optical drive, and the brushed front ? Oh, and I see front firewire too. Yeah dude, if they are already for sale in Japan, then they should be in Australia very soon.
by Goldmember
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 2007 lineup
Replies: 66
Views: 36849

Firetech,

Just to make your decision more complicated, I think Antec is coming out with a NSK2450B. :)

Found another pic from Akiba and a lot of pics from Links.

I also found some pics of the new Solo White. Looks like a P150 sans power supply.
by Goldmember
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anandtech reviews the P182 SE
Replies: 8
Views: 3774

Interesting, no mention of the raised motherboard tray. And they have a nice cable salad there. The lack of the possibility to run the wires behind the motherboard tray was one of the most criticized points of the P180. Haha. The cable salad was funny. Me thinks they need to attend the Ralf Hutter ...
by Goldmember
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New 250 GB Samsung 2.5" HDD
Replies: 6
Views: 2711

Some other specs: The MP1 server version is 3Gbps. The M5 notebook version is 1.5Gbs. Yeah, I know it's meaningless as far as STR is concerned but it allows for a higher burst rate. BUT what really caught my eye is that Samsung is saying the M5 will have single disk capacities up to 160GB! The dual ...