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by wojtek
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which PicoPSU for 5 x 3.5inch HDD and controller?
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Re: Which PicoPSU for 5 x 3.5inch HDD and controller?

With so many drives I would go for one of the beefier models, probably the 160-XT. Even with staggered spinup? I thought that this will save me a need of juice during start... OK, will look for 160W. I'm curious about that power controller. It's a simple device plugged between PSU and drive itself ...
by wojtek
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which PicoPSU for 5 x 3.5inch HDD and controller?
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Which PicoPSU for 5 x 3.5inch HDD and controller?

Hi, This is my first post after a few years - I'm building new rig for myself (finally!), run into some difficulties so ... pooling SPCR knowledge for help :) Originally, I intended to re-use my old, trusty P180 but got something else - will require a lot of work to silence it but let me do what I d...
by wojtek
Sun May 02, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Level Eleven
Replies: 21
Views: 4764

That's so beautiful... Just don't tell my GF :) @Big Pimp Daddy: you are not the only one :) Honestly, it's difficult to find right words to describe your... computer??? But seriously, only thing which I can think about to improve is a back plate. But it's pure cosmetics... and more a matter of pers...
by wojtek
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus D12SL-12PWM: Experiences?
Replies: 10
Views: 7209

Keep it under 800 RPM and everything will be OK. It's getting really nasty above 1000 RPM. I'm using this fan only for my (rare) 'late night overclocking sessions'.
by wojtek
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617624

It was REALLY sh**ty day, so I don't have much choice....

Anthrax - 1985 - Spreading The Desease

... and good, cold beer....

Should be Nobel Prize for albums like this ;)
by wojtek
Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44950

The technology will get better. PERIOD. It will get cheaper. PERIOD. The bugs will get ironed out. PERIOD. None of which is very helpful if you happen to already own an expensive, buggy SSD. PERIOD. That's true if you are a owner of some of the early SSD's. But if you got Vertex (or something newer...
by wojtek
Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I just ordered OCZ Vertex...
Replies: 22
Views: 9579

OCZ Vertex 30GB benchmarks - HD Tune Pro, HD Tach, ATTO

Hi, Here is ATTO result after 4 months of using OCZ Vertex 30GB as a OS drive. Keep in mind that it's with first version of the firmware. FF cache in ramdisk, no swap, WinXP SP3, http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq194/wojtek103/Vertex_4months_later.jpg Partition alignment is ESSENTIAL! As I wrote ...
by wojtek
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I just ordered OCZ Vertex...
Replies: 22
Views: 9579

OCZ Vertex 30GB benchmarks - HD Tune Pro, HD Tach, ATTO

Hi, Sorry about lack of updates - I've been busy recently. Now again unemployed so will catch up with stuff... I will post some benchmarks tomorrow evening (GMT) but cutting long story short - this drive is just GREAT. After 4 months as a system drive, I don't see any changes in performance, any stu...
by wojtek
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617624

Judas Priest - 1980 - British Steel
by wojtek
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F2 HD103SI - 1TB - any experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 28658

Samsung F2 HD103SI - 1TB - any experience?

Hi, My drives fills up so it's time to buy another 1TB drive. Until now, I was using WD GP (EACS) but I'm curious about those new Samsung F2 - 5400rpm, 32MB cache and 2 platters. Does any of the SPCR'ers have any experience with those drives already? Any comparison with the GP? I mean real life - no...
by wojtek
Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD drive OCZ 64GB gives no speed-up?
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

Aris wrote:
wojtek wrote: PS2. Defrag can be useful with SSD - check OCZ forum.
Only if you want your drive to die an early death. dont defrag your ssd, ever.
Sorry, I wasn't precise enough - SOME kinds of defrag are OK - there is whole threat about this.
by wojtek
Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anandtech: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ
Replies: 45
Views: 11662

No. If you read the comments on the Anandtech article you'll see that there has already been a revision (maybe even two) released since the firmware he approved . This revision is supposed to increase sustained write without hurting random write. That's my point exactly: All officially sold Vertex ...
by wojtek
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: windows logoff automatically a virus or malware?
Replies: 9
Views: 2716

1. Why you still using WinXP SP2?
2. When I have to troubleshoot PC with Norton in it, then first what I'm doing is uninstall Norton.

My 2 cents...
by wojtek
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD drive OCZ 64GB gives no speed-up?
Replies: 20
Views: 5881

I can say only one thing: go to OCZ forum or buy Vertex and in both situations INSTALL FRESH WINDOWS (As dhanson865 set before - there is a lot of things to start with Windows)!. 10 hours for cloning?! I'm installing Win XP with drivers and some software in 9 minutes! Something is REALLY wrong. Post...
by wojtek
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anandtech: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ
Replies: 45
Views: 11662

Hi, I can tell you just one thing: I'm using OCZ Vertex since almost 2 weeks and sold already my Samsung F1. I will post benchmarks tomorrow - after 9 day of using + benchmarks after 'reseting' an aligning but still with 'old' firmware. You can expect something interesting. I really don't care about...
by wojtek
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I just ordered OCZ Vertex...
Replies: 22
Views: 9579

No, I didn't align - I intended to test first as it is. I will optimize (everything what I can find on the OCZ forum) and test today or tomorrow. But, honestly, I found benchmarks very unreliable - ATTO behaving strange at least. - when I test from different OS and program file is on the different d...
by wojtek
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ PCIe 1 SI TB SSD
Replies: 17
Views: 4759

My mistake. So why are all these other SSDs so slow? :? No cache to sequence data. Every SSD with built in cache, or any SSD used with a raid controller with cache runs fine. That's true. I'm using Vertex 30GB (which has a 32MB cache) since yesterday and I can see much improvement over previous gen...
by wojtek
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I just ordered OCZ Vertex...
Replies: 22
Views: 9579

Hi, Now some results with OS installed. I installed Windows XP SP3 and using it since about 3-4 hours. Installation of the OS and software was smooth and a bit faster than with Samsung F1 320GB. I didn't notice any stuttering. Windows was switching off VERY slow until I disabled swap file. Booting i...
by wojtek
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good affordable SSDs?
Replies: 110
Views: 30517

Hi,

I posted some benchmarks of the OCZ Vertex 30GB which I received today
viewtopic.php?t=52800&start=0&postdays= ... highlight=

More is coming...
by wojtek
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I just ordered OCZ Vertex...
Replies: 22
Views: 9579

OCZ Vertex 30GB benchmarks - HD Tune Pro, HD Tach, ATTO

Hi, I just received my OCZ Vertex 30GB from Aria.co.uk It arrived with NTFS partition on it what I see a bit strange - probably it was review sample. Firmware is 00.P Anyway, first impressions. Specification from the box: Size: 99,88mm x 69,63mm x 9,3mm Operating Temp: 0-70C Max Performance*: Read: ...
by wojtek
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I just ordered OCZ Vertex...
Replies: 22
Views: 9579

Sorry, I couldn't afford to buy 2. But I'm preparing good set of tests for single drive using 2 different PC's:

1. With Asus P5Q Pro (check my sig for details)
2. With Abit A-N78HD and AMD LE-1250

I wish I have some mobo with AMD chipset in HTPC, than all bases would be covered... Maybe next week...
by wojtek
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: eSATA question
Replies: 9
Views: 2818

I couldn't find any info regarding support for port multipliers in Intel desktop chipsets but this can be just incompatibility between ICH and chip used in my multiplier controller, driver issue, whatever - I'm guessing here... Just be sure that port multiplier will play the ball with given eSATA co...
by wojtek
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Home made HDD silencer...
Replies: 4
Views: 2937

Check last 4 posts in this thread - viewtopic.php?t=51016&highlight=

F1 is showing much lower temps than other HDD's so if you see 37C than actual temp is something like 42-44 - Samsung is cheating a bit in this department.
by wojtek
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: eSATA question
Replies: 9
Views: 2818

I'm using AHCI
by wojtek
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: eSATA question
Replies: 9
Views: 2818

Hi, I don't know about ICH7 but ICH8 and ICH10 doesn't support port multiplying. I bought sata port multiplier + power board and built my own external enclosure for 5 HDD's connected to the PC via single eSATA cable. When I connected it to the one of the on-board SATA ports (via adapter SATA -> eSAT...
by wojtek
Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I just ordered OCZ Vertex...
Replies: 22
Views: 9579

I just ordered OCZ Vertex...

Hi,

I don't know how but one of the UK on-line retailers stocked 2 OCZ Vertex 30GB. Just ordered one - should get it on Tuesday, so I will post immediately some benchmarks/real life results ;)
by wojtek
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lost, Consider providing full build options
Replies: 17
Views: 3056

Asus P5N7A-VM has on-board GPU powerfull enough for you. Besides, ATI4670 means another fan in your PC - or you need to buy some passive cooler for it. RAM: 4GB is a MUST. Even if you now do not use 64bit Vista than probably you will switch to Windows7 quickly (I'm using it since a week and it's gre...
by wojtek
Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lost, Consider providing full build options
Replies: 17
Views: 3056

Some proposition: E5200 - £64 Asus P5N7A-VM - £92 OCZ 4GB PC2-6400 Reaper HPC (2x2GB) - £32 Scythe Mini Ninja - £27 Corsair 400W CX - £37 ---------- £257 delivered from aria Case (Antec fan's swapped for something more... quiet): desktop - Antec NSK2480 with 380W PSU £78 - out of stock ATM mi...
by wojtek
Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617624

Quiet Riot - 1983 - Metal Health
by wojtek
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Occasional heavy Photoshop new build - which mobo / RAM?
Replies: 9
Views: 1922

Sorry, I have no idea why doesn't work - use copy and paste. 1. OC'ing E5200 [url]https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/Serial+ATA/320Gb+Samsung+HD322HJ+F1+SATA+?productId=33292 https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/OCZ+4GB+PC2-8000+Platinum+XTC+(2x2GB)+EPP+(Nvidia+Approved)+?product...