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by Immersion
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Ok guys, I did some benchmarks and surface test on the VR. Not sure how well it does perform comparing to the others VR's I guess spikes like these are normal ? I did however try to close as many programs as possible during testing... http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9738/hdtunebenchmarkwdcwd150ty...
by Immersion
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

If the drive fails, I think it will fail very soon or not at all. I've had three nasty experiences with hard drives, and in all three cases they either failed within a few weeks or showed no ill effect. One time, I lifted the monitor and the table fell over. The PC was copying over the network at t...
by Immersion
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

fyi. torx bits have half sizes. not sure about the velocipartor size exaclty.. fwiw. after subjecting the drive to so much vibration, (sawing off a screw) i would run a lot of bench marks and more than just a windows scan. as well as check the smart info. Yes you are right, what programs would you ...
by Immersion
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Anyway, all's well that ends well. Windows can scan the disk. Yeah..ok, I will look, I am totally new to Vista... By the way I am in total euphoria now, I have upgraded from P4 Northwood 2.2ghz to Core i7 920, it is sooo fast! I am not used to this I have been using the old computer for 8 years, no...
by Immersion
Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Alright, all works fine 8) I am very surprised the HDD temp for the 150gb VelociRaptor is only 32C, but the 120mm fans runs on full though, I will see how much the temperature will rise when I lower the fanspeed... However, I will need as much margins as possible, cause in the summer it will be warm...
by Immersion
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

I hope your customer doesn't mind. You will be giving him or her a warranty, right? (If it's not for you.) Well, this drive is useless in the IcePack it sounds loud I can gurantee you! However I did really regret that I did not buy the version WITHOUT the icepack... but none of the stores I did ord...
by Immersion
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Mission complete!!!

I hope the HDD survive I will need to make a surface scan to see no damage was done etc...
by Immersion
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

seems like that yeah..makes things even more difficult.

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by Immersion
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Did finally succeed to remove the Sata Adapter... I am trying to wiggle the hdd on all side.. I can manage to get it to tilt upside a little bit... I am not sure how the HDD looks on the backside...to put an screwdriver under there and bend it out upside..would make the hdd loose for sure...but I am...
by Immersion
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Mr Evil wrote:
Immersion wrote:...I did manage to saw away the head of the screw...
You sawed the head off? I think I will go with lm now and say you should stop.
to saw the head of...was not a bad idea...if I only can get lose the sata adapter at the front...I think I will be able to get the HDD out of the Icepack.
by Immersion
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Chewing up a Torx screw is really, really hard to do. Being hard to chew up is the entire point of those screws after all. There are countless ways of removing damaged screws. The easiest for a Torx screw is to use a bit one size too large and hammer it in, widening the hole. You can then unscrew i...
by Immersion
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Your business shouldn't be any more urgent to us than any others, no matter what it is. It's very rude to ask for FAST help. There are threads on this forum about removing the frame which probably have all the details you need. Screw and driver 101: - Use a correct type of screwdriver for your type...
by Immersion
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 5680

Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST

Hello, I bought the VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS. It was incredibly loud in the Icepak, so I really hope it will be drastic change without the icepack. I will try to make it fit into the Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5. However...I am trying to remove the ICEPACK, it is very frustrating, I did damage ONE of the s...
by Immersion
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 32709

Hello, I bought the VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS. It was incredibly louad in the Icepak, so I really hope it will be drastic change without the icepack. I will try to make it fit into the Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5. However...I am trying to remove the ICEPACK, it is very frustating, I did damage ONE of the s...
by Immersion
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 60055

Immersion wrote:http://www.dustinhome.se/pd_5010129626. ... sjakt_5297

Will this one work you think ?
Or will it be too to hot for the drive you think ?
by Immersion
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 60055

scythehttp://www.dustinhome.se/pd_5010129626.aspx?cs ... sjakt_5297

Will this one work you think ?
Or will it be too to hot for the drive you think ?
by Immersion
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolermaster 3 to 4 HDD Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 868

Coolermaster 3 to 4 HDD Bay

Yeah I am planning to buy some Samsung 1TB hdds now. I have heard that they are very silent, but they also "vibrate" more then normal disks from what I have heard. So I wonder if there is any kind of solution for the 3-4 HDD Bay which I can use to improve damping/vibration, to minimalize all kinds o...
by Immersion
Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply for my new Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 7373

ACook wrote:According to that calculator, my system would draw 440W at full load.

in reality if it breaks 150 it must be making coffee as well

fyi, I have a 380W seasonic in the system...
That is strange, how it can calculate such wrong numbers...
What does it really calculate is the question :)
by Immersion
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply for my new Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 7373

Just as maf718 wrote, those tech bit numbers are for a whole system not just vid card. Immersion: your system will not brake 450W fully loaded and overclocked. Your PSU will do just fine. Yeah I hope you are right, cause my core i7 system will be very expensive as it is :) Well thanks for your help...
by Immersion
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply for my new Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 7373

I think the power consumption in that Bit-tech article is for the whole system, so you can't really add them together. I just checked SPCR's review of the Core i7 and the power consumption for a 3.2Ghz i7 with a GTX260 graphics card (which uses more power than a 4850) is 367W for the whole system. ...
by Immersion
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply for my new Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 7373

Hi, the graphics card will probably take about 40W at idle and only over 100W at full load. I very much doubt your system, even when overclocked, will draw anything like 509W - in my experience these power supply calculaters overestimate the wattage you are going to need. If I had to guess I would ...
by Immersion
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply for my new Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 7373

I can't say for certain unless you tell me your entire power configuration, but your current power supply should be more than sufficient. My friend's dual-GPU, overclocked E8400 rig only uses 390W peak, so you should have plenty of headroom. If we should assume my calculations above is correct I go...
by Immersion
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply for my new Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 7373

Power Supply for my new Core I7 system

Today I own a very good power supply, a Seasonic S12 600W which I am very happy with (very silent). However for this new system I have calculated with a calculator (http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine) that my system will use at least 509w when the CPU is overclocked to 3.5 GHZ. At most I h...
by Immersion
Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Choose the ultimate fan for my TRUE/Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 2850

Rebellious wrote:If your CPU header is PWM and you're overclocking to 3.6GHz only occasionally, you can also try Arctic Cooling AF12025, more headroom at 1500 rpm. I tried them in in my build here:

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Thanks but I thought Thermalight was better ?
by Immersion
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Choose the ultimate fan for my TRUE/Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 2850

Alright guys, I want to thank you for all your responses, it helps a lot. I did not thought it would be this hard to find the the best fan but the reality is that we all have different subjective experiences so it seems like a lot of sites talk against each other. But when you go through more and mo...
by Immersion
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Choose the ultimate fan for my TRUE/Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 2850

I don't really think that there is only 1 best fan out there. Sorry :) But for instance some fans have better "sound" or noise profile if you will when undervolted but whine when at full blast, and then you others that have good CFM/sound ratio and so on and so on...But unfortunately I don't know o...
by Immersion
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Choose the ultimate fan for my TRUE/Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 2850

Scythe S-Flex SFF21D is my tip, or Noctua NF-S12-1200. Nexus D12SL-12 is also a very, very good fan but if as you say money is no object go for S-Flex. I should also mention Scythe SlipStream. Good air/RPM ratio and a nice price. Any one of above mentioned fans together with decent fan controller/F...
by Immersion
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Choose the ultimate fan for my TRUE/Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 2850

Scythe S-Flex SFF21D is my tip, or Noctua NF-S12-1200. Nexus D12SL-12 is also a very, very good fan but if as you say money is no object go for S-Flex. I should also mention Scythe SlipStream. Good air/RPM ratio and a nice price. Any one of above mentioned fans together with decent fan controller/F...
by Immersion
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Choose the ultimate fan for my TRUE/Core I7 system
Replies: 13
Views: 2850

Choose the ultimate fan for my TRUE/Core I7 system

I have been trying for two days now, many hours of browsing I can't still decide what 120mm fan to use to my Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme. Also the main reason why I did create this thread is also that many of the tests and reviews or forum threads I have read is many months old some even a year, ...