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by chancy
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 48053

Sorry about that, I was referring to the model numbers besides the cache values on the 500GB drives, which instead pf "5000" have "6400". I was sleepy when I wrote this, so it came out wrong. Sorry about that. Oh, I see it now, sorry for the misunderstanding. I wonder if they’ll quietly update th...
by chancy
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 48053

2) A 4-platter, 7-head 1.5TB model (500GB/platter; it can also be a 4/8, short-stroked, though); ...wouldn't this be a 3-platter model - maybe with 6 heads??? That would have been my expectation too, but if you read back through this thread, Miguel generally knows his stuff. :) If you look at the P...
by chancy
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 48053

Am I the first to post that it’s now official? :mrgreen: Press release: http://www.wdc.com/en/company/releases/PressRelease.asp?release={01D0EF49-E149-410A-A173-F872D0E6C335} Specs: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=576 Looks like that non-working link we talked about e...
by chancy
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 48053

Just a quick update about StableTrac, the reference has now been removed from the WD10EADS page.
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=559
by chancy
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 48053

Re: Confirmed by WD

The official WD CaviarGP page now lists 2 TB in its descriptions, exactly like in the pamphlet. Massive capacity - Capacities up to 2 TB offer the most available capacity for storage-intensive programs and space-hungry operating systems, like Window Vista®, with plenty of room left over for photos...
by chancy
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 48053

The known real document to compare vs is http://www.wdc.com/en/library/sata/2879-701229.pdf done in Framemaker 8.0 / distiller 7.0.5 The fake? document is done in CS2 4.0.5 / PDF library 7.0. In addition the real doc has numerous comments and is 8.5 x 11. The questionable document has no comments a...
by chancy
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 48053

What I wonder is how many platters this drive has. I'm guessing it has to be 4 or 5 platters. Seagate currently holds platter density record at 375GB per platter. I can certainly see WD upping that limit to 400GB per platter, which could make it a 5 platter drive. Even with the assumption that West...
by chancy
Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: how noisy is the c2d stock cooler? are there better?
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

The number of rpms is the key to noise with the stock cooler, what numbers are you seeing? The stock cooler on my E6300 at 1.83GHz idles at 1200-1400rpm in cool weather (with the fan set to the slowest speed in the BIOS), which I’m OK with. In hot weather or with both cores fully loaded, the fan d...
by chancy
Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [CES 07] Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 & S2
Replies: 86
Views: 42440

andyb wrote:And I have no idea from those pics how the fans are attached - if they even are.
Reading the text in the picture below the fans should give you an idea: "clips for easy installation". :wink:
by chancy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External DVD writer
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

I haven’t been out to look at any enclosures yet, but one that is widely available in Australia is the Vantec NexStar 2, which has a 40x40mm fan. http://www.vantecusa.com/p_nst525uf.html Lo and behold, where should I find what I’m looking for but right under my nose? SPCR has reviewed a drive th...
by chancy
Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External DVD writer
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Hi, I’ve just decided that I also need an external DVD burner. I’m kind of used to the loud whoosh of burning DVDs at 8x on my old Pioneer 107D, so I’d expect 16x burning to be even louder. That’s no biggie for me for the few minutes it’ll take to burn each disc, though obviously I’d lik...
by chancy
Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fast and quiet AGP video card by PowerColor
Replies: 3
Views: 1864

And I was getting all excited about a Zalman-cooled AGP 7600GT. :roll:

This should eat that card for breakfast. :P
by chancy
Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AGP 7600GT w/ Zalman cooler (Galaxy A76GT-Z/256D3)
Replies: 0
Views: 1796

AGP 7600GT w/ Zalman cooler (Galaxy A76GT-Z/256D3)

I’ve been scouring eBay and the web for a suitable upgrade from an AGP GeForce 6800 (NU) to something around a 6800GT, but with a quiet cooler. The options are pretty limited as there are very few cards selling on eBay with aftermarket Zalman or Arctic Cooling coolers. Buying a regular 6800GT and ...