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by Jose Hidalgo
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1050 Ti review compilation thread
Replies: 54
Views: 49825

Re: GTX 1050 Ti review compilation thread

Hi everybody, So what about the Asus GeForce 1050 Ti Expedition ? http://img1.lesnumeriques.com/produits/150/35879/asus-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-explorer_8621e0e7d8903efd_450x400.jpg It looks very quiet in this review (in french but with lots of self-explanatory charts), in both 2D and 3D : http://www.le...
by Jose Hidalgo
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47512

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

Agreed. Feel free to split this topic in two, phpBB allows that quite easily. ;)
by Jose Hidalgo
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47512

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

Long story short : I've already tried that and I'm not satisfied anymore. ;) I have already a home-made NAS (Debian-based, CLI only) since 2008 or so, where my three 1TB drives are mounted (in RAID 5, the fourth RAID 5 drive being a 1.5TB). The NAS is in another room, so yes, it doesn't bother me wi...
by Jose Hidalgo
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47512

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

Thanks :) I agree with you, so maybe I should tell you more about my plans : I always do backups. Of everything. That's like computer 101, lol. My two new 3TB drives will of course by backuped, I have already older drives for that purpose (one 2TB drive, two 1.5TB drives, and three 1TB drives, so 8T...
by Jose Hidalgo
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47512

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

Small update. I guess there is a trade-off to be made here for a 24/7 desktop drive : - WD Green/Blue : head parking = 8 sec / TLER = 30 sec - WD Red : head parking = 5 min / TLER = 7 sec (quite mandatory for RAID environments) 8 sec is nonsense for 24/7 use : the LCC will go up like crazy and soon ...
by Jose Hidalgo
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47512

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

I am currently leaning towards a Thermaltake Core V21 case (not exactly a silence-oriented case) : http://www.thermaltake.com/db/products/case/coreV21/main.jpg Not a lot of space inside, and not a lot of space for drives either, just two 3.5" slots (and three 2.5" slots on the other side) : http://w...
by Jose Hidalgo
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47512

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

I am quite pissed off that I need to revert to HD enclosures just because there's not a single "silent" 3TB HD drive on the planet right now.
Especially when there used to be a couple years ago, with the WD Red Nasware 1.0 (which I suppose is impossible to find today). That pisses me off even more.
by Jose Hidalgo
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47512

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

Oh, right, Blue is the new Green ! :mrgreen: Happened a year ago or so. Thanks WD for the headache ! :D The only downside I see with the Blue is that they are not supposed to be up 24/7. Regardless of that, I'd really like to compare the noise of the new 3TB Blue (5K rpm of course) to the noise of t...
by Jose Hidalgo
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47512

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

Thanks for your interesting reply in this topic :) So, long question short : how should we do if we're looking for silent 3TB hard disks for a PC that will run 24/7, at about 1m-1m50 from my ears ? What would be best for that particular use ? I know that's unusual, but that's the way my PC runs. Tha...
by Jose Hidalgo
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47512

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

Are you sure that Toshiba and Seagate won't be louder ? :roll: Take a look at this : http://www.hardware.fr/articles/888-15/nuisances-sonores.html It's in french, but just look at the graph. Here's the juicy part : Seeking noise : - WD Red 3TB Nasware 1.0 : 23.8 dB - WD Red 3TB Nasware 2.0 : 24.9 dB...
by Jose Hidalgo
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47512

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

And who is "they" ? Commenting without proof is meaningless. We need tests, we need serious results, not just "they say".
You wouldn't happen to be working for WD's competition, would you ? :mrgreen: :lol: :wink:
by Jose Hidalgo
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

It's quite simple : they do reduce the drive's recovery time, so that the drive can fit in a RAID array. For normal drives, when there's a R/W error, the drive can enter a "deep recovery cycle" that can take up to 2 min. During that time, the drive becomes unresponsive. Most RAID arrays do not toler...
by Jose Hidalgo
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

Thanks andy. :) So that's exactly what I suspected : the problem is coming from the software, not necessarily from the drives.

So people, stop complaining and go buy a bunch of F1's : they are worth every penny of their price. 8)
by Jose Hidalgo
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

As requested by lm, here's the way we have used to test our drives with Debian Debian (GNU/Linux) isn't Unix, and a read/write test does not check all areas of the disk. The master cylinder, for instance, is not checked by that test. Yes, but that was not the purpose of our test. I was simply answe...
by Jose Hidalgo
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

As requested by lm, here's the way we have used to test our drives with Debian (after the RAID sync itself had succeeded with no errors) : 1°) Generate a random file 1 GB size named "1go" in /home dd if=/dev/urandom of=/home/1go bs=1M count=1000 2°) Small script : copy that file XXX times (replace...
by Jose Hidalgo
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

andyb wrote:They have acknowledged that there is a problem
A problem where ? With the drives or with HDUTIL ? :lol:
by Jose Hidalgo
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

I guess I've been misunderstood. I was kidding about the "losing data" part. Of course I'm in a RAID 5 array, so I'm not afraid of that. This being said, I'm sorry but I won't waste my time in using that stupid - and probably buggy at this time - Samsung HUTIL thing. I don't know if you really are a...
by Jose Hidalgo
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

If your raid array permits running HUTIL somehow, I would be very grateful if you did, and reported your results here. should they wind up positive, I will be ordering the F1 soon. To be honest, I don't trust the current version of HUTIL. And to be more specific, the Debian-based tests we've been t...
by Jose Hidalgo
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

Just FYI, after a full weekend of work, everything is working as expected here. 3 Samsung HD103UJ in a Debian 4.0 software-controlled RAID-5 array : http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/5218/dsc06455ri7.th.jpg http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/4854/dsc06454ok2.th.jpg Hardware specs : - Motherboard : ...
by Jose Hidalgo
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

For what it's worth, that's precisely what I've been thinking since the beginning. I just think that current test software isn't able to correctly monitor those new F1 drives, and that it's the software that needs updating, not the drives. So until all this becomes crystal clear, people, please STOP...
by Jose Hidalgo
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

klankymen wrote:Jose, have you tried running HUTIL on your drives yet?
I'm mounting a software-controlled RAID-5 Debian server with them this week-end. Then we shall see. :wink:
by Jose Hidalgo
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

The Samsung F1 is known to have problems right now. Oh really ? And known by WHO precisely ? By you maybe ? Would you please tell us who in the world has real authority to say that a brand new drive is "known to have problems" ? I'm curious. It's always the same story : when a new product comes up ...
by Jose Hidalgo
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

Oh BTW, I have just received my nine HD103UJ from Newegg : http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7190/dsc06442xc3.th.jpg http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4114/dsc06446zz6.th.jpg There are only seven in the picture because the two others were for a friend of mine. I'll probably test them next week-end. ...
by Jose Hidalgo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

I will report, in a month or so, maybe less.
by Jose Hidalgo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

... in YOUR not-so-humble opinion. Please stop trying to give people lessons on what they have to buy. Unless you know much more than them about hard drives, which is not the case here. If you're no more interested in the F1's, then I believe this topic is of no more interest to you, and you can go ...
by Jose Hidalgo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

Wise words, SileX. :wink:
by Jose Hidalgo
Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

If you care to look at all reviews, you'll see that SOME people have problems also with other drives : WD, Seagate, you name it. Of course there are problems with the Samsung... but come on, why say "not looking good for the F1" ? You are completely exagerating the situation !
by Jose Hidalgo
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

Might be, might be. At least that way I won't have any regrets. Wait and see... :)
by Jose Hidalgo
Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

samsung reps themselves claimed that the F1s in europe/germany right now were "grey-imports" from a different market. I'm buying mines from newegg (HD103UJ... sigh), so I hope they're good. So noise is the same, price is a little lower, performance maybe a little less (but irrelevant for movies/mus...
by Jose Hidalgo
Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309673

I agree with you about that point. Why don't you just buy the western digital hard drive? Because the Samsung F1 is currently the ONLY 1TB drive in the world with only 3 platters, and I like that for obvious reasons. :wink: by the way in germany, the 16MB and 32MB versions are priced the same, so t...