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by syrian_gamer
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where to place fan filter?
Replies: 4
Views: 2641

Re: Where to place fan filter?

Ah yes, i guess to vacuum it the best option would be in front of the fan. Thanks guys!
by syrian_gamer
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where to place fan filter?
Replies: 4
Views: 2641

Where to place fan filter?

Hey guys. Just got a new pc, its looking amazing. I want to add some fan filters so that it wouldnt be so gross on the inside after a couple of years. I got some nylon panti hoes that I plan on cutting and gluing. Now I plan on having positive pressure to keep dust out. So yeah my question is, for t...
by syrian_gamer
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need some server hard drives
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Need some server hard drives

Hey Nick, Thanks for the advice. I was planning on installing Windows server on a spare 320gb 7200rpm seagate. Wont be the fastest thing in the world, but should still be faster than the other drives. I've heard that the drives are slow. Im planning on putting everything in raid 5, and maybe using i...
by syrian_gamer
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need some server hard drives
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Need some server hard drives

Hey guys. Im planning on building myself a nice quiet server to house all my files and such, and was wondering what would be a good 2tb hard drive to get. I was thinking of something like this . I remembered there being problems with the drives a while back. Are the sector sizes not an issue anymore...
by syrian_gamer
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 15061

Re: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

or is the speed really slow? Apart what MikeC says, at anyway, if you feel uncomfortable with a WD Green, you may give a look to the newest Hitachi drives: the 5K1000.B (1TB, 1 platter, 5400rpm), the 7K1000.D (1TB, 1 platter, 7200rpm), and the 5K3000 (1.5TB, 3 platters, 5900rpm, SPCR tested and app...
by syrian_gamer
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 15061

Re: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

While the WD Greens are great for storage, they are not ideal for an OS-drive. If you have the money, go with an SSD for the OS and a quiet HDD (like the WD Green or the Samsung F4) for storage. If you want a HDD for both OS and storage then I would avoid the WD Greens due to the head park feature ...
by syrian_gamer
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 15061

Re: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

So I've been reading up a lot on the forums, and it seems that Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB HD204UI is a very popular hard drive. Although I have also been looking at the wd20ears, and it seems that its a pretty kick ass drive. My only worry is that a lot of people are not advising to purchase this driv...
by syrian_gamer
Sat May 22, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 77034

Wow, I have been looking for years to find a way to spin down my hard drive when im not using it! ... I'm not sure I understand the need for this at this point in history? I have a fairly old MB, circa 2005. With the MB and WinXP and a BIOS setting, my HD powers down at a user selected time interva...
by syrian_gamer
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-V G2 40GB SSD
Replies: 96
Views: 49923

Just a quick update for all, turns out that ncix price matched the hard drive from newegg and shipped it :D i should be getting it this week. ill let you guys know how much i like it when i get it :wink: *edit* So i got my hard drive set up with windows 7, runs great. Definitely no regrets for buyin...
by syrian_gamer
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-V G2 40GB SSD
Replies: 96
Views: 49923

That was a good price but it only lasted a few hours until newegg sold out. Word has it that they'll put other SSDs on sale tomorrow. edit: I'm not seeing any sale prices yet. Looks like they get another shipment of the $99 40GB drives on the 6th. Can you please post a link to your information? I h...
by syrian_gamer
Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-V G2 40GB SSD
Replies: 96
Views: 49923

The INTEL SSD is currently on sale at 100$ on newegg!!!!!

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6820167025

For all you canadians out there, price match ncix, add the 10$ gift card and get free shipping ;)
by syrian_gamer
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-V G2 40GB SSD
Replies: 96
Views: 49923

The Onyx appears to be a significantly slower drive. For example, sequential read is listed at 125 MB/s compared to 170 for the Intel. There is also a significant loss of capacity so it's not vastly better value. However, by sheer 'coincidence' OCZ is currently doing a killer deal on the OCZ Agilit...
by syrian_gamer
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-V G2 40GB SSD
Replies: 96
Views: 49923

For anyone interested, Anand has done a comparative review between the X25-V and Kingston's 30GB SSDNow competitor. I am installing an X25-V in my parents' computer tonight, too. 8) after reading this article, im tempted to buy this drive. Although im not sure if i should wait for something better ...
by syrian_gamer
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-V G2 40GB SSD
Replies: 96
Views: 49923

I chose the OCZ over Intel because 1) I'm on an AMD platform and figured I'd have better luck with a non-Intel drive Do you have a base for that? Doesn't make sense to me. :) OF course it makes perfect sense. Why do you think people buy HP screens when their old screen dies? because they have an HP...
by syrian_gamer
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-V G2 40GB SSD
Replies: 96
Views: 49923

Im really considering getting this SSD, however, im wondering if the slow sequential write speeds will make it slow or anything. Those of you who have bought this hard drive, do u have any regrets? Would u buy it again?
by syrian_gamer
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: games on external drive, any problems?
Replies: 1
Views: 701

It shouldnt be a problem since the speed of eSata is the same as Sata. Although why not just buy an internal drive and use HOTSWAP to turn off the drive?

There should be more information in this thread
viewtopic.php?t=56495
by syrian_gamer
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest 2.5" 320-500 GB HD (reliable too)
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: Quietest 2.5" 320-500 GB HD (reliable too)

twinbee wrote:Any other 'gotchas' about putting a 2.5" inside a desktop case?
unless your hard drives are suspended (all the cool kids are doing it 8) ) you would need to get an adapter to fit in a 3.5" bay
by syrian_gamer
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: batch scripts for turning off hard drives from windows
Replies: 34
Views: 77034

Wow, I have been looking for years to find a way to spin down my hard drive when im not using it! I can finally buy a SSD and not worry about space or anything, since half the time im just browsing the net, i dont really need all my other data. Yes this post was useless but i still wanted to say tha...
by syrian_gamer
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 2.5in 7mm-thick Momentus Thin 5,400rpm laptop HDD
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

I currently have a 160gb drive in my macbook (im assuming single platter since it is sooo much quieter then any 500gb seagate or WD notebook drive).

How would these compare in terms of performance compared to other drives as well as sound would be interesting to see. looking forward to a review;)
by syrian_gamer
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quick SSD question
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

So if I set the hard drive to power off after 1 minute, is that 1 minute after that particular hard drive was accessed, or is it 1 minute after any system activity? And will it do it on a drive-by-drive basis? Also in practical terms, will it stay off or will programs like the indexing service or a...
by syrian_gamer
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Single-platter 250GB Scorpio Blue
Replies: 1
Views: 2528

thats great news! i bought the 500 gb model, but its idle whine noise is too loud for my tastes. i had upgraded from a 160gb (probably single platter) fujitsu on my macbook. i guess ill give these single platter ones a try. any idea when a single platter 320 gb will be out?
by syrian_gamer
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet hd for macbook pro
Replies: 0
Views: 816

Quiet hd for macbook pro

Hey guys, So i recently decided to upgrade my hard drive in my unibody 13" macbook pro. The original was a fujitsu MJA2160BH 160gb hard drive. this thing is dead quiet, and barely makes an audible sound (im talking about at 2 am when the house is dead silent). I decided to try both the Scorpio Blue ...
by syrian_gamer
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Few questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Thanks! Yea.. I would like to suspend my drives some day but figuring out how to go about doing that and actually implementing it with my current case(Antec 300) would take some time. 3 Steps 1. Buy elastic cable from store (best to get it from a fabric store 2. Tie it in your computer 3. Install d...
by syrian_gamer
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Too much vibration with a Scorpio Blue?
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

anybody? i cant be the only one with this sort of problem
by syrian_gamer
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Momentus & Scorpio 500gb notebook drives
Replies: 25
Views: 14801

So back on topic, i upgraded the hard drive in my 2009 13" macbook pro from the stock fujitsu 160gb to the 500gb Scorpio Blue. It is fairly quiet, ill give it that. but it does seem a tad bit louder than the stock fujitsu hard drive. Are apple's hard drives quieter? or is it just because of the fact...
by syrian_gamer
Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Too much vibration with a Scorpio Blue?
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Too much vibration with a Scorpio Blue?

I just upgraded my macbook pro (13") hard drive from the stock 160 to the Scorpio blue 500gb. At first it sounded much louder when it was out of the case. However once the case was closed it was quieter, but still seemed a tad too loud for my liking, but still very quiet. I noticed that when I put p...
by syrian_gamer
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 948399

Hey, when suspending a hard drive, is it best to have the cords tight, or loose?
by syrian_gamer
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: To [Dremel] or not to [Dremel], that is the question
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

Well I just finished dremeling yesterday. made the holes quite big and there doesnt seem to be the whining noise, or at least its not so bad any more. although it was a pain in the arse to cut everything as well as file it smooth. At least ill get better airflow from the exhaust fan :lol:
by syrian_gamer
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: To [Dremel] or not to [Dremel], that is the question
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

... however there is still a noise when the fan is approached towards the opening. is this because air is sucked in from the sides as well as the front of the fan? or is it because my hole isnt big enough? It should be noise generated by the air sucked in through the side holes in the front plate. ...
by syrian_gamer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: To [Dremel] or not to [Dremel], that is the question
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

Ok I have dremeled the grills in my case. however there is still a noise when the fan is approached towards the opening. is this because air is sucked in from the sides as well as the front of the fan? or is it because my hole isnt big enough? Need help ASAP as I am going to continue to dremel tomor...