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by SilenceOfTheFans
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB drive, BIOS only supports upto 1TB, two 1TB partitions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2661

Re: 2TB drive, BIOS only supports upto 1TB, two 1TB partitio

Are there only PCI-E USB3 expansion cards? Is PCI too slow?

My only PCI-E x16 slot is taken by my Asus Xonar D2X :(

Is the PCI-E 1x slot designed (and spaced) to be used at the same time as the x16?

Apologies for all the questions


Thanks everyone :)
by SilenceOfTheFans
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB drive, BIOS only supports upto 1TB, two 1TB partitions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2661

Re: 2TB drive, BIOS only supports upto 1TB, two 1TB partitio

Thanks so much, all of you, that's a big relief, it's so great to find there's still nice, selfless people out there willing to help someone in need :)
by SilenceOfTheFans
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB drive, BIOS only supports upto 1TB, two 1TB partitions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2661

Re: 2TB drive, BIOS only supports upto 1TB, two 1TB partitio

Full speed? So I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the 2TB drive on USB3 and SATA directly into the motherboard? That would be fantastic! Almost seems too good to be true, what's the catch? :wink: Does anyone know of a good quiet fast USB3 enclosure that supports 2TB? I was thinking "I...
by SilenceOfTheFans
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB drive, BIOS only supports upto 1TB, two 1TB partitions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2661

Re: 2TB drive, BIOS only supports upto 1TB, two 1TB partitio

Thanks guys, if when I try it I can find no other way of getting 2TB, will a USB 3 enclosure, that supports 2TB, show 2TB in windows even though the BIOS only supports 1TB? (As the enclosure has it's own sort of BIOS I'd imagine)


Many thanks
by SilenceOfTheFans
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB drive, BIOS only supports upto 1TB, two 1TB partitions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2661

2TB drive, BIOS only supports upto 1TB, two 1TB partitions?

Hello everyone, I hope you had a good Christmas The latest BIOS for the mATX motherboard (MSI P7NGM Digital) in my HTPC only supports upto 1000GB, I'd like to buy a 2TB (WD20EARX) storage drive for it (it has an SSD system/boot drive), I'm guessing if I was to install it directly it would only see i...
by SilenceOfTheFans
Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What was that Samsung HD501LJ speed trick? cant find it
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Cool, thanks guys, i plan to put in a new 500gb drive, boot from the xp disk and format then partition the disk 100GB (20%) for system and the rest for long term storage :) does that sound like a good plan?
by SilenceOfTheFans
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What was that Samsung HD501LJ speed trick? cant find it
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

If you create a partition does it automatically make it on the outer, fastest part of the drive no-matter what? is there any way to check its worked? Thanks :D
by SilenceOfTheFans
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What was that Samsung HD501LJ speed trick? cant find it
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

What was that Samsung HD501LJ speed trick? cant find it

Im sure i read a thread about making a Samsung HD501LJ a third the capacity at 3 times the speed, i think it was compared to a raptor but without the seek speed? Can anyone find the thread or remember if it was worth it? I'd like a quiet but faster drive for my quiet gaming machine, wondering if ano...
by SilenceOfTheFans
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: stream all but 1080p from 100mbit NAS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3026

lets hope so :)
by SilenceOfTheFans
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: stream all but 1080p from 100mbit NAS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3026

TBH music will be on a local drive anyway really, as would 1080p, any other media played across the network will rarely need seeking and a slight delay before playing is a small price for silence :)
by SilenceOfTheFans
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: stream all but 1080p from 100mbit NAS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3026

it will always be slower than running it on a local machine :p the question is whether it would be quicker to manually copy the exe or would the pc automatically copy the file to a temp folder on a local drive, faster than we would and deleting itself for you? or would it just be stupid and run slow...
by SilenceOfTheFans
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: stream all but 1080p from 100mbit NAS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3026

MoJo wrote:I can confirm that 1080p works fine on 100Mb. The only real advantage of going to gigabit is that starting playback and seeking are both a lot faster.
would the slow play and seek be with 1080p only? or all media files?
by SilenceOfTheFans
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: stream all but 1080p from 100mbit NAS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3026

Re: stream all but 1080p from 100mbit NAS?

fantastic, great info! thanks guys, exactly what i was hoping to hear :) what about installing applications from a remote pc? would they install just as fast if the exe was executed through 'my network places' as they would if the exe was first copied to the local machine? (and would this difference...
by SilenceOfTheFans
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: stream all but 1080p from 100mbit NAS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3026

stream all but 1080p from 100mbit NAS?

Im hoping to store everything on drives in a dell SFF (100mbit) in another room and access it via a 15m cat6 cable, (quieter) would this be fast enough for everything other than 1080p?
what about FLACs to a high end stereo? (bit of an audiophile)
Cheers :)
by SilenceOfTheFans
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

i got the akasa apache and Arctic cooling one, i can instantly tell that apache will be more silent. holding both fans in my hands the plastic on the AC has a little give (flex) while the apache one does not even budge. build quality on apache is 5 stars, AC 4 stars doing a simple test, i hold the ...
by SilenceOfTheFans
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

thats great, does it help all fans or just unusually loud ones? would it be worth doing it with every fan? more lube = quieter? or could you create resistance and deiminish performance?
by SilenceOfTheFans
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

thejamppa wrote: I had few poor sample iof Slipstream's and Nexus RealSilent basics in myself and they were pretty much audiable at any rpm, however bit relubrication did amazing thing for them.
sounds interesting, would love to hear more, what did you use to lubricate them and how/where did you apply it?
by SilenceOfTheFans
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

thejamppa wrote: Sarcasm has its place and is good when executed properly its good... If not... Well impression is misguided heavy handidly well as bright fellow you can do the math...
i almost fell off my chair!! i love it when stupid people try to sound intelligent :lol:
by SilenceOfTheFans
Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

How close you are computer also affects your hearing but one of the thing we have to remember when it comes to silent PC's 1) Noise, sound and anything related noise are subjective to the individuals. Which leads to us in 2nd thing: 2) We're all individuals. Way we hear and especially experience so...
by SilenceOfTheFans
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

I seriously can't hear it unless I kneel down and put my head in level with the intake vent slits on the P182. Sure, but I would say the same thing about a 550RPM fan. I definitely can't hear that from more than a few inches away . . . At least not in a normal room. Do you live in an anechoic chamb...
by SilenceOfTheFans
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

i agree, if we can find the quietest fan at 500rpm or 800rpm then we know which is quietest and will most likely be quietest in our own system when turned up to whatever the required speed :)
by SilenceOfTheFans
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

That would be amazing, i hope it can be done and soon :)
by SilenceOfTheFans
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

great, would be very interesting to hear how you get on with those fans halcyon :)
by SilenceOfTheFans
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

if there is quieter available, yes ;) why buy a good one when with the same money (or little more) i can buy the best? :) id like it to be as quiet as possible, have a slipstream in there at the moment and would like quieter, and PWM so that it can be temperature controlled (m-atx motherboard, PWM i...
by SilenceOfTheFans
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

great, thanks, does anyone know of any fans quieter than the apache and scythe? (which of these is quietest, the apache?)
Thanks everyone :)
by SilenceOfTheFans
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?
Replies: 90
Views: 38240

Which is the quietest 120mm PWM fan?

have been searching and searching but cannot find a definitive answer, can anyone give any input on this? will PWM fans ever be as quiet as regular 12v DC fans?

Thanks :)
by SilenceOfTheFans
Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest 7200rpm ~100GB 3.5" drive
Replies: 15
Views: 3464

wouldnt need to be a 10,000rpm but it would be nice to be a bit quicker than avergage, treat myself ;)
maybe one of the OCZ SSDs would best suit? or do they still stutter? :cry:
by SilenceOfTheFans
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing a projector (slightly OT)
Replies: 11
Views: 15951

its small, and noisey :(
by SilenceOfTheFans
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: would/nt 3 hard drives be optimum for a heavy downloader?
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

that is great news, so could one go as far as to say that downloading to the storage drive would not decrease hard drive life span or realiability or increase chance of failure? (at least not enough to notice, as they will be replaced by SSD in a few years when big drives are reasonably priced) Than...
by SilenceOfTheFans
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest 7200rpm ~100GB 3.5" drive
Replies: 15
Views: 3464

blimey, never would have guessed bigger would be faster/quieter
an SSD was my primary choice, thought i may save a bunch with a 3.5" but guess its not worth it, good enough excuse to get a 32/64gb SSD :lol: