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by hsinhow
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: is 700D a better case than the P180?
Replies: 20
Views: 3965

Re: is 700D a better case than the P180?

Hi, I just moved from a P182 to Corsair 650D, which is a reduced-size 800D or 700D, and here are my thoughts: 1. P182 is quieter than 650D especially at idle. 650D is made mostly from steel with aluminum from plates. It is a lot lighter than P182. 650D does not have the case chamber divider as we sa...
by hsinhow
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS
Replies: 67
Views: 89173

I would like to contribute my 2 cents about the 5000KS vs 5000AAKS... Originally I have 2500KS and 5000KS in my PC and I bought a 5000AAKS to replace the 2500KS. Performance-wise, 5000AAKS beats 2500KS with big margin. The Windows load up time is cut short a lot. PC Mark05 HD score jumped from 4xxx ...
by hsinhow
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Does The WD2500KS = WD5000KS as far as noise goes?
Replies: 6
Views: 3364

I have both 2500KS and 5000KS in my system. They are quiet but acoustic characteristics are different somehow... Between them, 5000KS has more vibration (even on a Antec Sonata II) and more low frequency hum during idle (may due to vibration?). 2500KS is better in terms of vibration and idle noise. ...
by hsinhow
Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-450 PSU
Replies: 40
Views: 39414

My Antec SP 450W failed about 1 month ago. It is about 10-month-old that matchs many NewEgg user reviews. Therefore, if you have a SP 450W or Sonata II case, pay extra attentions to your power supply.... The first thing I noticed is high-pitch noise from my machine. It is not loud by you can hear it...
by hsinhow
Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the word on WD SE16 hdd drives? Are they reliable?
Replies: 10
Views: 3377

I have both 2500KS and 5000KS

I have both 2500JS (10 months old)/2500KS (2 days old) and 5000KS (2nd one, 2 weeks old) in my PC. I RMA'd my first 5000KS due to bad sectors and low performance (due to bad sectors?). The 2500JS and first 5000KS also seem to have problem with my new power supply (Antec Neo and then Seasonic S12) th...
by hsinhow
Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB: Big Low Noise Champ?
Replies: 107
Views: 97334

My (Frustrating) WD5000KS Experiences

I also got a WD5000KS for my desktop PC due to its quietness. WD5000KS is much quieter than Seagate 500GB 7200.9 I have for my HTPC (Well, maybe I should have the 5000KS for HTPC ....). Except from the acoustics performance, WD5000KS is pretty warm and vibration is noticeable. However I am not too h...