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by SileX
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 with SSD as Booting Fusion Drive
Replies: 3
Views: 4506

LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 with SSD as Booting Fusion Drive

LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 with SSD booting Mac as Fusion Drive would be awesome! LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 https://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10628 LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade - Convert LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 to External Hybrid Storage https://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10631 Indeed, ...
by SileX
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SanDisk 512GB SDXC
Replies: 0
Views: 2712

SanDisk 512GB SDXC

SanDisk 512GB SDXC available: SanDisk's Ridiculous New 512 GB SD Card Costs $800 http://gizmodo.com/sandisks-ridiculous-new-512-gb-sd-card-costs-800-1633455491 SanDisk Premieres World’s Highest Capacity SD Card for High Performance Video and Photo Capture http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/09/sandisk-p...
by SileX
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital 10TB drives
Replies: 0
Views: 2927

Western Digital 10TB drives

Western Digital 10TB hard drives are here: The World's Biggest Hard Drive Is Now Ten TB, Not Eight http://gizmodo.com/bigger-is-better-seagate-just-shipped-the-worlds-first-1627338169/1632857121/+pranavdixit WD leapfrogs Seagate with world’s highest capacity 10TB helium drive, new flash drives http:...
by SileX
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 8TB drives
Replies: 3
Views: 2715

Seagate 8TB drives

Seagate 8TB hard drives have arrived
http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/26/seag ... hard-drive
by SileX
Fri May 23, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Toshiba 5TB drives
Replies: 5
Views: 6622

Toshiba 5TB drives

5.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro 7200RPM
Mechanism: Toshiba MD04ACA500 Hard Disk Drive

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/ME3QH7T5.0
by SileX
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: LaCie 6TB drives
Replies: 0
Views: 4239

LaCie 6TB drives

by SileX
Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital 5TB drives
Replies: 3
Views: 2413

Western Digital 5TB drives

Western Digital 5TB drives.

Russian original
https://www.almodi.org/novosti-hardware ... nakopiteli

Google English translation
http://translate.google.com
by SileX
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 - 4TB
Replies: 6
Views: 6388

Re: Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 - 4TB

7K4000 (7200 rpm) available on 10th January 2012:
http://www.span.com/product_info.php?products_id=35657

And the 7K5000 afterwards.
by SileX
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 - 4TB
Replies: 6
Views: 6388

Re: Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 - 4TB

Hitachi 4TB Deskstar 5K4000 and 4TB Touro Desk External Drives Announced
http://www.storagereview.com/hitachi_4t ... _announced
by SileX
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 - 4TB
Replies: 6
Views: 6388

Re: Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 - 4TB

Expect 5TB hard disks by January 2012: 5TB External HDDs Arriving in Three Months? http://www.tomshardware.com/news/5TB-platters-GoFlex-Barracuda-GITEX-2011,13693.html Did a Seagate sales bloke just say 5TB drives are coming? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/13/seagate_5tb_drives El Reg has aske...
by SileX
Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 - 4TB
Replies: 6
Views: 6388

Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 - 4TB

Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 4000GB (4TB), SATA 6Gb/s (0F14681) from £ 187.81

http://skinflint.co.uk/eu/682487

Where is the Hitachi Deskstar 7K5000 - 5TB?
by SileX
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to REFRIGERATE an external mobile disk?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Do you have the same problem with the new/refurbished drive? If so, have you tried pointing a fan at it? The new one arrived a few days ago, and so far, so good. The disk is always used inside, where there is air conditioning (about 28 degrees C or so at most). Curiously, the disk gets hotter in th...
by SileX
Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to REFRIGERATE an external mobile disk?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

The rubber bumpers between the internal drive and its case may be insulating it, preventing effective heat transfer to cool the drive. Checking the PDF data sheet at their site, it looks as though the drive is rated for use in environments up to 35° C. While you may be in an air conditioned buildi...
by SileX
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to REFRIGERATE an external mobile disk?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

For the record: It worked fine since November 2008, but started overheating and blocking the Mac when the ambient temperature reached about 40 degrees Celsius, even though the disk was inside a refrigerated building. The cooling was just to recover data from the disk without the Mac blocking. Believ...
by SileX
Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to REFRIGERATE an external mobile disk?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

How to REFRIGERATE an external mobile disk?

Is there a way to REFRIGERATE an external mobile disk? It is used to boot Macs at home and at work (a way to carry all the work from one place to another), and overheats, blocking the Mac.

LaCie Rugged Hard Disk 320GB 7200 rpm
http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11135

Thanks.
by SileX
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: World’s most energy-efficient desktop computer
Replies: 7
Views: 4391

sounds impressive to me... although I won't be buying one as it is too much $$$ for me I wonder if this will be quiet, or if it'll sound like a whiney laptop fan I do not have that model (released today), but the two previoous ones are absolutely quiet (bedroom quiet; you do not hear them at all). ...
by SileX
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: World’s most energy-efficient desktop computer
Replies: 7
Views: 4391

World’s most energy-efficient desktop computer

The world’s most energy-efficient desktop computer is the brand new Mac mini* When it’s idle, Mac mini uses less than 13 watts — that’s 45 percent less energy than ever before. http://www.apple.com/macmini http://www.apple.com/macmini/environment.html *Claim based on energy efficiency catego...
by SileX
Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 47981

HERE IS A SUMMARY (EXCERPTS) OF ABOVE REVIEW LINKS: Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green Drive Preview A quick glance at the numbers here show this new big-boy Caviar Green drive from WD offering more than competitive performance versus the likes of Samsung's Spinpoint F1 and Seagate's Barracuda 7200.11...
by SileX
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 47981

Yes!

WD introduces 2 terabyte hard drive
http://www.macworld.com/article/138462/ ... green.html
by SileX
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 47981

Well, we've (some friends and I) probably bought close to 80 Samsung F1 drives, and so far the failure rate has been more than acceptable, but not all raid cards will play nice with them. the 10^15 URE rate is better than 10^14 seagate specs their drives to, for one. However, the 7200.11 series fro...
by SileX
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 47981

Here it comes THIS week:

WD's mammoth 2TB drive to launch this week
http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?optio ... 3&Itemid=1
by SileX
Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 47981

2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?

Is the new and massive (2TB) Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) a quiet disk? Any audio specs? Thanks.

http://www.cdr.cz/picture/44966/large
by SileX
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 305533

Always have a backup of any drive, small or large. The size is irrelevant. The backup is not.
by SileX
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 305533

Hello, Here's a review of the 1TB F1: http://techreport.com/articles.x/14200 And here's the juicy bit: http://techreport.com/articles.x/14200/14 Amazing, taking into account that the Western Digital Green Power drives are 5,400 rpm and not 7,200 rpm as the Samsung SpinPoint F1 is. Truly remarkable ...
by SileX
Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 305533

320GB review. http://www.hartware.de/review_791_1.html I'd like to see this vs WD's 320GB. :D German to English http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hartware.de%2Fnews_44143.html&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8 Also for SpinPoint 1TB: http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww....
by SileX
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 305533

> Now of course the even more interesting question on this off topic subject that has always bothered me is why would all HDD manufacturers only choose to read only single platter at a time. All the platters are spinning and heads are tracking same position after all. Tracks are quite narrow, and t...
by SileX
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 305533

So, do you people recommend me to buy new Samsung (640gb or 750gb)? I'm on Intel 975x chipset... I'm little concerned about drive failures...don't wanna lose my data :oops: If not, what is the alternative? I'm searching for fast and reliable drive... Thx! We have had horror stories with any hard dr...