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by Turas
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: StarTech 4 x 2.5" backplate for 5.25" bay
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

There is also another model from enhance-tech called the quadrpack which is much higher quality than the startec. I also have three of those. I was using it to house 4 10K sas drives and it kept them cool enough but was by no means silent. I ended up putting vr's in one, assorted ssd drives in one a...
by Turas
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

one of their people said it will be only limited availability in Dec with full availability in Jan. Have to keep a close eye out at the regular sites.
by Turas
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: StarTech 4 x 2.5" backplate for 5.25" bay
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

I had this but ended up throwing it in the trash. When the fans were on low they were not to bad bot not silent. My problem with this was not the sound but the cheap construction. I had 3 of these and had the handles for break off on two. I had springs popout of another two and when they came the pl...
by Turas
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

They went on sale I believe on Thursday for the Black Friday sales which lasted until Monday.
by Turas
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case with 2.5" bays so no converter needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

I am planing on putting all SSD drives in them so I am not worried about the suspension.
by Turas
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case with 2.5" bays so no converter needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Case with 2.5" bays so no converter needed?

Are there any cases out there with 2.5" bays instead of 3.5" ones. I know I can get the adapters to convert a 2.5" drive to a 3.5" but would prefer to just have a case built for it from the start. I am looking for one with 4-6 2.5" bays and 2-3 5.25" bays. I currently use a device that goes into the...
by Turas
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent SAS HDs... Does they exist?
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

I have 4 of the Seagate Savvio's 10K 2.5" drives and can vouch for them not being silent at all. They are quiter than their bigger 3.5 SAS brothers but are by no means silent.
by Turas
Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1st Intel SSD Review & 4 Way SSD RoundUp
Replies: 68
Views: 55979

CDW, they do not keep them in stock but their distributor had 96 of them as of yesterday.
by Turas
Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1st Intel SSD Review & 4 Way SSD RoundUp
Replies: 68
Views: 55979

I just ordered 2 or the Intel 80GB MLC ones. I plan on putting them in RAID 0. I will post more info when they arrive.
by Turas
Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD performance difference in relation to disk occupation
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Interesting find, I will have to keep a eye out for more about this. I am not totally shocked by the MLC one though but am surprised that the posters above SLC drive expereinces this also. Since the R/W cycles on the MLC flash is a lot less I am guessing there is more error correction/tracking of wh...
by Turas
Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

I just don't get something. If the controller on the SLC one does not have this problem then why don't thye just move that controller to the MLC drives. I have been with the understanding the the price difference between the SLC and MLC drives was due to the coast of the flash and not the controller...
by Turas
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Supertalent 3rd Gen SSD
Replies: 3
Views: 2647

Thats funny since their site says it has a newly redesigned controller.
by Turas
Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core Series V2 SSD (250Gb)
Replies: 28
Views: 11815

good point, I would think it is best handled in the drive itself too, but I was just wondering who would come up with something faster. The post from earlier about the multiple channels actually making write performance worse. I am curious as to why? Wouldn't you be able to be writing to one channel...
by Turas
Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core Series V2 SSD (250Gb)
Replies: 28
Views: 11815

Yeah supposedly Intel says their controller does not suffer from the horrible write performance of the previous ssd's. I guess we will have to wait and see on this one. I guess the only way would be to us on of the caching controllers and setup a raid array. If there was no cache then I suppose you ...
by Turas
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core Series V2 SSD (250Gb)
Replies: 28
Views: 11815

I was hoping the random ones would start to improve a little more. I guess I may wait a tad longer for the Intel or Micron models and see how they are.
by Turas
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core Series V2 SSD (250Gb)
Replies: 28
Views: 11815

Highland, please respond back with some testing results when your arrives.
by Turas
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: IDF Fall 2008: Through the Silent Glass
Replies: 32
Views: 21912

at least now that intel is pushing the SSD technology, prices should drop even quicker than they have been. I like that they went with 2.5" and 1.8" form factors only, dropping the 3.5" standard. Its about time desktop HDD's moved away from the larger 3.5" form factor. Now we just need to get some ...
by Turas
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core Series V2 SSD (250Gb)
Replies: 28
Views: 11815

I am looking forward to the new OCZ drive. I have the core1 128GB model now and am pretty happy with it. Although I have now experienced some of the hitching it is tolerable as this is still developing technology. I have been running SSD drives now for over a year. I have the Sandisk SATA 5000, Firs...
by Turas
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

I have been using this drive for about two weeks now and am loving it. I was previous using a gen one samsung ssd in my notebook and have noticed a diffence even between the two. I strange freezes that I had with the Samsung are gone. Could it be faster, sure, but this seems to be a good comprimise....
by Turas
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

Andy, I think you are on to something there but my understanding is still not great of them. I have noticed in some other forums that when setting up RAID arrays with them that certain stripe sizes are best. I believe for the MTron drives it was 64KB and that was due to the fact the drives with that...
by Turas
Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

Ok, I hooked the OCZ drive up to my motherboard and had no problem at all with the write tests. I did all three hdtach tests http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/857/oczcoressd128gbhdtachqunm1.th.jpg http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/4935/oczcoressd128gbhdtachlohy8.th.jpg http://img519.imageshack.us/...
by Turas
Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

I was able to load Windows up on the OCZ Core drive also. It turns out I was just being impatient. The Drive partitioning/formating juts takes an extremely long time. I thought for sure the process locked because there was no progress for a long time. On my laptop I upgraded from a Gen 1 Samsung SSD...
by Turas
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

Well, I got mine but think there is a problem with it. I am getting excellent read results but can not complete any synthetic benchmark on it for writing. HDTach, HDTune and everest all hang. I tried installing Vista and Ubuntu on it and neither will complete. :( Update: I was able to load up a copy...
by Turas
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

Yeah, I too was a little surprised. They start off fine and then just go completly insane. I was hoping for a little more consistecy.
by Turas
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

Oooops, I forgot the link of the review in my previous post.

http://www.bluefi.co.uk/
by Turas
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

The drives are already available and in stock at newegg, directron and tigerdirect. There is one review of it out from just an individual user. Not a real review site or anything.

I just ordered one today also.
by Turas
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 46757

Is it the 13th yet? I am hoping to order 6 or 8 of these and raid them together.
by Turas
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Zalman GS1000
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

Yeah, that was the one part i am not sure about. In the Armor case I have there is a fan right in front of the hard drive bay which is nice. I do plan on switching to all SSD drives though this year so I don't think it will be as important.
by Turas
Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Zalman GS1000
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

Zalman GS1000

I am thinking about switching over to the Zalman GS1000 case. It seems to have a lot of nice features and best of all it hold EATX motherboards. What do you all think of the design for quietness and airflow? I just ordered their 1000W power supply also. Not that I need the power but I like that it s...
by Turas
Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PCI-E 2.0 and crossfire-x?
Replies: 1
Views: 1068

the 3870 can run in the 1.0 slots. I am running it in that now. I believe when in a 2.0 slot then it does not need the extra power connector but i am not positive on that one. As for the added bandwidth it does not utilize the full amount on a 1.0 slot.