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by Skirge01
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 3TB Green released
Replies: 37
Views: 12401

Re: WD 3TB Green released

Our house definitely falls into the "hoarder" category. I have 13TB on my WHS box and half of that is currently being used for video. According to SageTV, I have 1005.12 hours of video content. Where does it all go? We regularly record entire seasons or entire shows and don't get to them for quite a...
by Skirge01
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Platter density plateau?
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: Platter density plateau?

Oh, the irony. Now, just release one with 2 platters at 7200rpm.
by Skirge01
Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Platter density plateau?
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: Platter density plateau?

Wow! Awesome research there. That certainly is eye opening and clearly shows that I am indeed early in my expectations. Maybe next year... :D
by Skirge01
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Platter density plateau?
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: Platter density plateau?

Maybe it's all in my head then and they haven't been at 667GB for all that long. The noise issue is precisely why I'm looking at no more than two platters. My current setup has primarily 2 platter, 1TB, 7200rpm Samsung drives. I think I have 5 of these in my server and the rest are 4 platter, 1TB, W...
by Skirge01
Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Platter density plateau?
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Platter density plateau?

Is it just me or has the industry seemed to be stuck at 667GB/platter for quite some time now? I'm still waiting for a 7200rpm, 2 platter, 1.5 or 2TB hard drive, so I can begin replacing my 1TB drives. Any rumors?
by Skirge01
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Front Page Link to Forum Discussion?
Replies: 3
Views: 3328

From the lack of responses, I guess that explains why there isn't a link on the front page... apparently, I'm the only one who would find it useful. Oh well, it was a thought. Guess I'll continue to be the lurker on the site. ;)
by Skirge01
Wed May 20, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Front Page Link to Forum Discussion?
Replies: 3
Views: 3328

Front Page Link to Forum Discussion?

I'd like to see a link on the front page that goes to the relevant forum discussion. At a minimum, I'd like to see this for anything the site reviews, but a link for all items would be welcome in my book, as well. Anyone else? My primary reason is that in order to return to a discussion, I have to c...
by Skirge01
Mon May 18, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 86243

Filters

You mention that the filters are LESS restrictive in the P183. How do they compare to something like a Nexus 80mm filter ? Any chance of a side-by-side? From the looks of all the pictures, it's doesn't appear that there were any filters in place when the pictures were taken. Either that or they're R...
by Skirge01
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: News on Windows Home Server
Replies: 94
Views: 128779

I'm actually just about to attempt to accomplish this very thing. I've got a blog going over at Missing Remote. No pictures yet, but I spent a ton of time doing research here at SPCR and elsewhere before purchasing anything. I've got very high hopes for the resulting server. While the primary focus ...
by Skirge01
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 243542

Yes, you're willing to wait... but there are many complex relationships SPCR has with sample suppliers, advertisers, and others you could call partners -- and they've been waiting for some reviews for months. Their expectation that their samples get reviewed -- whether positively or not -- are star...
by Skirge01
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 243542

I haven't posted because I really don't have much to add from a technical standpoint. However, I did want to say how much I'm enjoying reading about the progress, the discussion, and the problems. Well, I'm not "enjoying" the problems, but you know what I mean! :D I really appreciate the effort here...
by Skirge01
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help on reducing vibration of one fan [large pics]
Replies: 27
Views: 5423

Get some temp readings however you can, just so you have something to compare to each time you make a change. Speedfan just happens to be the most common tool. Without something to gauge the temperatures, you have no way of knowing whether the changes are having an improvement or actually making thi...
by Skirge01
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help on reducing vibration of one fan [large pics]
Replies: 27
Views: 5423

Definitely a step in the right direction!!! I would still work on routing the cables even further out of the way, along and under the motherboard tray. If you're overclocking, you need as much free airflow as possible. Again, though, HUGE improvement already! Run Speedfan and see what kind of temps ...
by Skirge01
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help on reducing vibration of one fan [large pics]
Replies: 27
Views: 5423

9 fans [ 5 120mm, and 4 60-140mm fans ] WOW! That's a pretty large number of case fans. Which case are you using? My thought is that if you have the right number of fans both taking in and expelling close CFMs, then you should achieve a good balance of cool and somewhat quiet pretty easily. Remembe...
by Skirge01
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help on reducing vibration of one fan [large pics]
Replies: 27
Views: 5423

Okay, so, if you're looking to save money, then I sincerely think that some serious cable management is in order. Also, how many fans can your case support... actually mounted, that is! ;) I'd make sure that you have nearly identical flow into the case and out of the case, from the bottom up. Then, ...
by Skirge01
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Computex '08: Asus Eee stuff & Xonar HDAV1.3 a/v card
Replies: 11
Views: 10777

That sounds more logical. My guess is you'll need a videocard that has an HDCP compliant HDMI output, which you'll plug into the HDMI input on the Xonar. In turn, the Xonar will add the HD audio to the HDMI stream and output it over it's own HDMI output. That thing better come with a custom HDMI cab...
by Skirge01
Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Computex '08: Asus Eee stuff & Xonar HDAV1.3 a/v card
Replies: 11
Views: 10777

and is equipped with the proprietary AV200 audio processor and HDMI1.3a certified Splendid HD video processor – making it capable of delivering the highest quality 7.1 channel 192K linear pulse code modulation (LPCM) audio and high definition video through the HDMI port. This is extremely confusi...
by Skirge01
Tue May 27, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

WOW! Talk about "ask, and you shall receive!" Thanks, Mike! I'm sure quite a few people will be interested to hear and see the progress.
by Skirge01
Tue May 27, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

Just wanted to say THANKS to the site and the sponsors! I received my prize very quickly after the drawing, but didn't have time to post until now. SPCR is now a more regular stop for me. Keep those awesome reviews coming! Also... keep us posted on the chamber progress. How about a blog/sticky in on...
by Skirge01
Tue May 13, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

Funny.. the AMD CPU would have been of more use to me than the Corsair VX450W I won, even though I do appreciate it a lot. Unfortunately, the two prizes are not really in the same league. True, but it's a matter of "needs". I think it's awesome I won the Phenom, but, in order to use it, I'd need to...
by Skirge01
Tue May 13, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

This is great! I don't know if I'm happier for the winners or for SPCR!!! I am truly looking forward to seeing the build log for the new chamber, as well as the forthcoming reviews which utilize it. Thanks to SPCR for the logos I just received (they're DAMN nice!), as well as the AMD processor. I ca...
by Skirge01
Thu May 08, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

What's the actual cost looking like now? I believe the original target was to raise $10k, but, last we heard, the quotes were coming in higher than you expected.
by Skirge01
Tue May 06, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

Even though I'll only be making a total of $2100 this summer(Hooray for a cheap Grad School!) I'm going to donate...it isn't much, but given all the knowledge and intelligent and courteous help in the forums I'd feel guilty not to. See? Now, that's exactly what I've been talking about. This is the ...
by Skirge01
Mon May 05, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

As promised, my donation just went through... more than I intended, but those prizes are too good to pass up! Definitely great to see all the people donating. Just for the record, I donate to numerous charities every year, so I'm happy to also support a free site like this. Keep up the good work, SP...
by Skirge01
Fri May 02, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

Yeah, really! These are some awesome prizes! I may very well up my original donation promise for this Monday. No way I can beat Phil, though! That was one very generous donation!
by Skirge01
Fri May 02, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

<drool> Now I'm actually pretty happy I missed the drawing yesterday! LOL! Of course, I'm assuming that's the QX9650... if so... <DROOL!>
by Skirge01
Thu May 01, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

Congratulations to the winners! Wish I had been in the contest, but, oh well. Also wanted to say that seeing the companies who donated, it makes me proud to own some of their products and really makes me want to continue buying their awesome products! Mike, just for clarification, you mentioned "cor...
by Skirge01
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

jammin wrote:0.1% is quite small, I'm sure we can do better guys! :D
WOW! I knew it was going to be a small number, but 0.1%?!?! My, my, my... that's really a shame. It truly does say something great about that 0.1%, though, just as Mike said!
by Skirge01
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

Those are some interesting numbers, Mike. I'm curious about another number, though. With only 55 people donating, what's the percentage of donators, compared to how many visitors the site gets on a monthly basis? Has it even reached 1%? I understand times are tough, but if you can afford internet an...
by Skirge01
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342361

Each $25 contribution in the period 16 April to 30 April will give you one entry into a free draw to win a range of products from Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, AMD, Enermax, Intel and others. There are well over a dozen prizes, most valued at $50~300. You have one week to enter this draw. Contribute to...