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by mastabog
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: reducing whoosh sound of 2.5 drive - recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 3718

Re: reducing whoosh sound of 2.5 drive - recommendations?

Pressing too hard on the top can indeed kill it. However, the idea is to transmit vibrations to a denser mass to absorb them. As such, pressing hard or gently achieves pretty much the same result (depending on how dense is the 2nd object) ... i.e. no need to press hard. However, to be effective, tha...
by mastabog
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: reducing whoosh sound of 2.5 drive - recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 3718

Re: reducing whoosh sound of 2.5 drive - recommendations?

Anyone knows of an effective way to muffle/silence the whoosh sound of 2.5" drives? Does gently pressing against the disk top panel (when wooshing) change anything? I knew of this old trick. Unfortunately, while it does slightly muffle the whoosh, it doesn't make much of a difference. I have a feel...
by mastabog
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Spinpoint M9T 2tb 2.5" 9.5mm
Replies: 11
Views: 8582

Re: Spinpoint M9T 2tb 2.5" 9.5mm

http://www.storagereview.com/samsung_spinpoint_m9t_hard_drive_review The M9T is highlighted by its capacity and physical size, but there's plenty of other engineering inside. The drive is notably quiet thanks to its use of NoiseGuard and SilentSeek technologies; it reportedly maintains 25 decibels ...
by mastabog
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I want a quiet 2.5" HDD
Replies: 30
Views: 18636

Re: I want a quiet 2.5" HDD

What about the Western Digital Slim (WD10SPCX) 1TB ? I just posted this about the new WD10SPCX: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=67652 I quite dislike their whoosh noise ... waiting on 3 x Samsung M9T (667 GB/platter) to see how they compare. Theoretically, a single M9T shou...
by mastabog
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: reducing whoosh sound of 2.5 drive - recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 3718

reducing whoosh sound of 2.5 drive - recommendations?

Hi all, I got 4 x 2.5" WD slim 1TB, 7mm (WD10SPCX) and they are currently sitting on 4 vertical hard rubber rails, which are suspended form the top. No vibration transmitted to the case or in-between drives. The whoosh sound they make is pretty high. I was expecting some since they are acoustically/...
by mastabog
Fri May 31, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3TB, 2TB or 1TB noise-wise (WD Red vs Samsung F2 so far)
Replies: 3
Views: 3097

Re: 3TB, 2TB or 1TB noise-wise (WD Red vs Samsung F2 so far)

Note that I tested the WD Reds without booting into the OS, with only the power cable attached (to speed up testing). Does anyone know if they spin faster without the data cable attached? Also, does anyone really know the max rpm of these drives? Is it 5900rpm? Some people are saying 7200 rpm but I ...
by mastabog
Fri May 31, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3TB, 2TB or 1TB noise-wise (WD Red vs Samsung F2 so far)
Replies: 3
Views: 3097

Re: Opinion [sought]: 3TB, 2TB or 1TB noise-wise in RAID con

I just had the chance of testing the WD Red 3TB and 2TB drives. I tested 4 drives of each kind (8 in total). The results are quite interesting, and also disappointing. All drives have quite different acoustics, despite same model. - The 3TB ones varied with as much as 2.2 dB between the quietest and...
by mastabog
Tue May 28, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3TB, 2TB or 1TB noise-wise (WD Red vs Samsung F2 so far)
Replies: 3
Views: 3097

3TB, 2TB or 1TB noise-wise (WD Red vs Samsung F2 so far)

Hi all, I'm going to purchase a bunch of drives and I'm interested in primarily noise and vibration and then size ... I don't care much about speed. The drives I'm considering are: - 3x 3TB WD Red 3.5" = 3disks, 3platters of 3.5" - 3x 2TB WD Green 2.5" WD20NPVT = 3disks, 4platters of 2.5" - 5x 1TB S...
by mastabog
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?
Replies: 13
Views: 13677

Re: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?

I can tell you that the Corsair ones are annoyingly loud, with the same buzzing/humming noise. I had the H100 and returned it straight way.

You should however create a new topic about it (or did you?).
by mastabog
Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?
Replies: 13
Views: 13677

Re: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?

I wanted to buy the MCP35X but for the life of me I couldn't find it in Europe for a reasonable price to get it into the UK. I bought the Laing D5 in the end. Actually, I bought the Alphacool VPP655 SINGLE, which is basically the Laing D5 without any top. Separately, I bought the EK D5 pump top EK-D...
by mastabog
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?
Replies: 13
Views: 13677

Re: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?

Thanks very much for the reply, Matt. I read a bit more about the MCP35X PWM and it appears to be a nice pump, also quite powerful. Martin reviewed it and I could listen to it (sounds like the DDC-1T), and he also compared it against the DDC, D5/PMP-450/VPP655/MCP655 and the Aquacomputer XT Ultra (l...
by mastabog
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?
Replies: 13
Views: 13677

Re: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?

Yes, I've seen those silentboxes recommended by others too. The DDC-1 pump in this review http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/03/10/pump-noise-testing-round-1/ sounds the loudest of the bunch, and quite annoying in my opinion .. granted, the reviewer could have offered a reference sound of some sort fo...
by mastabog
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?
Replies: 13
Views: 13677

Re: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?

Funny, someone posted in the past about exactly this: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=553064 "An interesting test of pump noise at martinsliquidlab says that the best pumps, when fully decoupled, can deliver 1.6 GPM with about the same noise level as a Gentle Typhoon at 700 RPM."
by mastabog
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?
Replies: 13
Views: 13677

Re: Pump as [quiet] as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?

Which pump was that? I tried the Corsair H100 and I returned it on the same day as the pump noise was just horrendous (granted, we're talking SPCR standards, but it was absolutely annoying). The pump in this video is also very annoying to my standards: http://youtu.be/i15O2ZF_W-w (most probably he h...
by mastabog
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?
Replies: 13
Views: 13677

Pump as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM?

Are there any pumps as quiet as a 12cm fan at 700 RPM? (I did see this thread , but I couldn't form an opinion about how quiet those actually are) The reason I'm still using air cooling is because I want a silent system at idle .. I don't mind noise at full load because that happens rarely when I'm ...
by mastabog
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Decent replacement for UltraX Keyboard?
Replies: 29
Views: 35387

Re: Decent replacement for UltraX Keyboard?

I do too but that's irrelevant. I'm interested for this particular keyboard, the UltraX. Not all USB keyboards work with a USB->PS/2 passive adapter.
by mastabog
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Decent replacement for UltraX Keyboard?
Replies: 29
Views: 35387

Re: Decent replacement for UltraX Keyboard?

Sorry to resurrect this zombie of a thread but do any of you know whether the USB version of the UltraX works with a passive USB -> PS/2 adapter, i.e. to be then used on a PS/2 port.

(please don't ask me to buy a USB card for that machine .. it's for a very different purpose).

Cheers
by mastabog
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer
Replies: 44
Views: 23559

Re: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer

It's in the article : http://www.tichepc.sk/Vyhladavanie?arg0=vibration%20killer Considering you will probably have some issues with the website in slovak language anyway (plus website doesn't describe the shipping costs to other countries anyway), i suggest you to write GABO, using email address t...
by mastabog
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer
Replies: 44
Views: 23559

Re: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer

Ok, call me silly but due to lack of time, can anyone post here a direct link to where these things can be bought from Tiche PC. I went there and did a search for "killer" but didn't find them. Or are these not yet available anywhere? (someone above was suggesting buying them from EU so I assumed th...
by mastabog
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 External HDD
Replies: 3
Views: 2196

Re: WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 External HDD

No details about the drive inside or the actual model number? I am a bit disappointed by this review too ... You can read the drive's model in Windows or Linux, which could tell us something about the drive inside. You could update the review with this information. For an external drive, I'm not tha...
by mastabog
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: WD Scorpio Black 750GB & Scorpio Blue 1TB
Replies: 4
Views: 10718

Re: WD Scorpio Black 750GB & Scorpio Blue 1TB

Just posted to say the same thing: the Samsung M8 HN-M101MBB has been available for quite a while longer than the WD and Toshiba. The article needs to be corrected. For the future, refer to the platter capacity DB posted here: http://rml527.blogspot.com/ (you can then just do a net search to see the...
by mastabog
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F2EG 1GB (HD103SI) very high access time 20-25 ms
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Samsung F2EG 1GB (HD103SI) very high access time 20-25 m

No need to make a scene. You didn't ask for that before: No, I asked whether anyone knows how to reduce the access time on this drive. As much as I'd like to discuss software issues, my post was not about that. And I think I made as much of a scene as your reply lacked tact ... I wouldn't worry abo...
by mastabog
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F2EG 1GB (HD103SI) very high access time 20-25 ms
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Samsung F2EG 1GB (HD103SI) very high access time 20-25 m

Why does the access time bother you? Maybe there is a workaround but it's pointless to try to improve a benchmark score. So what operations would you like to speed up? I offered benchmark results in order for the others to actually see what access time I'm getting. How else would I measure it? I pr...
by mastabog
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F2EG 1GB (HD103SI) very high access time 20-25 ms
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Samsung F2EG 1GB (HD103SI) very high access time 20-25 ms

Hi, I've ignored this for a very long time and finally found some time to post about it. Some time ago I purchased two of these drives. They came with AAM disabled and to my surprise I was getting 24 to 25 ms access time which is way too high even for a 5400 RPM drive. I played with AAM settings and...
by mastabog
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: UPS recommendation needed
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: UPS recommendation needed

I used to have an APC Back-UPS CS 500 ... it used to run well but recently when doing its self test it was occasioanlly shutting down the machine. The battery was still going strong but it might have been the age (it was unused for quite a while). However, instead of buying a new battery, I decided ...
by mastabog
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus value 430 whining problem with Ubuntu 10.10
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Nexus value 430 whining problem with Ubuntu 10.10

My guess: power whine from video card due to high FPS and not actually the PSU at all. All it takes is one component that is not optimized/vsynced that has FPS in the high hundreds and bingo. In my case (see my post above) there was no 3D app running at all and the 2D image was changing as I was pl...
by mastabog
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus value 430 whining problem with Ubuntu 10.10
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Nexus value 430 whining problem with Ubuntu 10.10

I have experienced this in the past with different PSUs and software. My older Nexus 500w (NX-8050 which has just died, bastard!) was instantly starting to whine when Trillian Astra alpha was being loaded and stopped whining when Trillian was closed ... looking in the task manager/process explorer I...
by mastabog
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed too)
Replies: 213
Views: 137621

Re: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed to

jonmcc33 wrote:No, my HX520 is completely silent.
Hmm, did you remove its fan completely or turned it off? :P j/k
by mastabog
Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed too)
Replies: 213
Views: 137621

stormy: Thanks. Your machine is very similar to mine. I have an x1950xt instead of 1900 and 2 x samsung 250Gb. If I get to buy a 3rd hx520 i might try scan.co.uk. MikeC: Thanks for the reply and the chat extract. I knew about the Dell notebook noise hype. PSU circuitry has definitely changed radical...