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by bradc
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W PSU
Replies: 44
Views: 83404

Re: Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W PSU

PMSL: "Secondly, they have a tough time measuring or hearing this noise because it is at such a low level, and Taipei is a noisy place. I did visit Seasonic headquarters in one of my trips to Computex, and while it is not a particularly noisy building, it is in Taipei, on the Northern side, and nowh...
by bradc
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Anyone have a use for a pair of Xeon E5-2670's
Replies: 0
Views: 2426

Anyone have a use for a pair of Xeon E5-2670's

Full specs listed here from Intel http://ark.intel.com/products/64595/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2670-20M-Cache-2_60-GHz-8_00-GTs-Intel-QPI They are from a pre-production server we have at work, we found they were too hot and have since changed to E5-2609 80w cpu's. They are ES's and are from about Oct...
by bradc
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 2.5 BackPlane suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 4291

Re: 2.5 BackPlane suggestions

I don't see the need for 4 or 6 or whatever number of hotswap drive bays for enthusiasts? I would be much happier if something like this came out for 2.5" drives but taking up 2 cd bays, allowing 8-12 hdd's in total, either 8x 15mm or 12x 9.5mm http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11681/cpa-505/Lian_Li...
by bradc
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-1050 PSU: Gold at Kilowatt+
Replies: 18
Views: 8227

Re: Seasonic X-1050 PSU: Gold at Kilowatt+

KadazanPL , I would suggest it may not be the power supply as well. I have two Zalman 850HP's and I always thought it was the first one that I bought that made quite a loud squeal until I swapped my X58 board from my desktop PC into my server (when I got my X79 setup in October - yes October!) The s...
by bradc
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus fan speed control
Replies: 6
Views: 4989

Re: Asus fan speed control

hah sweet, 2.16 fixed it! Using the exact same settings as before, the fan speed stays at about 60% of so from pressing the power button to getting into windows, then goes to the lower speeds as soon as the program starts running. It is available on the P9X79 Pro download page under utilities, I'm u...
by bradc
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus fan speed control
Replies: 6
Views: 4989

Re: Asus fan speed control

Good idea, I'm downloading 2.16, I installed 2.11 from the CD.

The cpu fan header lets me go lower as well, down to 20%, but it has the same bug, it forgets to set below 60% when the PC is rebooted.

I'll get back to you once I've installed 2.16
by bradc
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus fan speed control
Replies: 6
Views: 4989

Asus fan speed control

With my new P9X79 Pro motherboard I'm having a strange problem with fan speed. First of all, if I set the fans to quiet or anything in the bios they won't go below 60%, which is too loud. So in windows using AIsuite I've set the fans to lower speeds, the rear 92mm's on 45%, and the two 120mm's on my...
by bradc
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Cosmos II: Ultra Tower Case
Replies: 5
Views: 2894

Re: Cooler Master Cosmos II: Ultra Tower Case

Kadazan, to fit in lots of hard drives like my Server TJ-07 build!
by bradc
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Cosmos II: Ultra Tower Case
Replies: 5
Views: 2894

Re: Cooler Master Cosmos II: Ultra Tower Case

You say it is easily the most expensive case you've reviewed, the TJ-07 is about the same price :)
by bradc
Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD15EARS-00MVWB0 - 2 or 3 platter drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 4188

Re: WD15EARS-00MVWB0 - 2 or 3 platter drive?

Doing a bit of searching it appears to be using 667gb platters, possibly 5 heads, so only 2.5 sides of the platters will be used, then slightly short stroked.
by bradc
Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD15EARS-00MVWB0 - 2 or 3 platter drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 4188

Re: WD15EARS-00MVWB0 - 2 or 3 platter drive?

This post is simply a bump, I'm curious to see if any 2 platter 1.5tb's are shipping yet
by bradc
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which three-platter 2TB for raid?
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

The 3 platter 2tb uses the same chassis as other WD 2 and 3 platter drives. This means the spindle isn't attached at the top as it is on 4 platter drives.
by bradc
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Good i7-950 setup?
Replies: 10
Views: 1960

Why the 2x 250gb drives? There will be better drives out there that are faster and quieter for not much more money.
by bradc
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases w/ max # 5.25"bays for HDD suspension
Replies: 18
Views: 4686

I use a TJ-07, it has 7x 5.25" bays but if a 2x 5.25" to 3x 3.5" bay is used in the top bay and mounted back slightly you get the use of 8 5.25" bays. The power supply position means that the power supply fan stays quiet and the 6x 3.5" bays down the bottom can removed for a massive radiator or a nu...
by bradc
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate announces first 3 TB drive. However...
Replies: 17
Views: 6751

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3858/the- ... 3tb-review

Short version: It has 5x 600gb platters and runs extremely hot.
by bradc
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2010 SSD pricing (for drives >= barefoot controller perf)
Replies: 114
Views: 35748

If the ambiguous spacing on that page are close to realistic, it looks like the new 160gb will be priced about half way between the current 80gb and 160gb, possibly slightly closer to the current 80gb price. The new 300gb will be more than the current 160gb, I'm guessing it will be twice the price o...
by bradc
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboards with universal PCIe 16x slot for non-GPU cards
Replies: 20
Views: 5914

In my experience most boards with integrated graphics are a bit touch and go. Using motherboards without integrated graphics I've never had a problem putting in raid cards into any of the slots, that includes an intel 975 chipset, nvidia 680i, intel p35/45, intel x48, amd 890fx, intel x58 and p55. W...
by bradc
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2010 SSD pricing (for drives >= barefoot controller perf)
Replies: 114
Views: 35748

Price is by far the most important reason why ssd's aren't in every pc. If the price was the same per gb as mechanical disks, noone would be using mechanical disks. However the reality is that SSD's will be too expensive to replace mechanical disks for a few generations yet. I think the real questio...
by bradc
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F3 2000GB
Replies: 16
Views: 27267

There is only one problem with getting a 2TB F3, the 2TB F4 is now out!

http://www.i4u.com/article37039.html
by bradc
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman ZM1000-HP: Quiet KiloWatt PSU
Replies: 45
Views: 24060

Bump from the depths! I now own two of these PSU's as I simply couldn't find anything better out there. The new Corsair AX1200 is a stunning unit but I don't need something rated anywhere near that high. I spent hours the other day researching and ended up buying another one simply because I couldn'...
by bradc
Mon May 17, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate announces first 3 TB drive. However...
Replies: 17
Views: 6751

Of course there will be problems with hdd's above 2tb. That isn't seagates fault. I would argue that noone should have 'just buy' a 3TB drive. If you don't know of those limitations you shouldn't have that much data just sitting on a single drive! If you are smart enough to know about the limitation...
by bradc
Sat May 15, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are there any 640gb/750gb HD?
Replies: 9
Views: 4309

The largest platter is still 500gb. I think the next step will be 640gb platters and we will see a return to popularity of the 640gb drives as they will be priced similar to 500gb's at the moment and will be faster. What I'm unsure about is the next capacity up from that. 2x 640gb platters is 1.28TB...
by bradc
Fri May 14, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are there any 640gb/750gb HD?
Replies: 9
Views: 4309

I had 6x 500gb (5x 465gb, 2,500,xxx,xxx bytes usable) drives in raid 5 once and with winxp I had a partition of 2.2 or so billion bytes and another one of about 300 million. I don't have the exact numbers in front of me as I don't have that array anymore, but it was something around 2.2 billion byte...
by bradc
Thu May 06, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The worst motherboard I have ever owned...
Replies: 26
Views: 7898

I always used to use Asus boards but problems like this have made me shy away recently. I had about 15 of them from the 440BX days (if you don't understand that, google it) My woes started with a P5Q Deluxe that I was buying for my server to replace a Supermicro PDSGE (loved that board, only non-Asu...
by bradc
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: An Interview with Seagate's Henry Fabian
Replies: 9
Views: 6302

I was surprised too, nothing referring to noise at all!

More importantly though, where is my 10K SATA Cheetah to compete against the Raptor
by bradc
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green 1.5TB vs. Seagate 7200.12 500GB
Replies: 29
Views: 24124

There is a bug in hdtach which only reads over the first 1TB of a Hard Drive for random access times. If you look at the graph it clearly stops at the 1TB mark.

Witness:
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=77 ... pert&pid=5
by bradc
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EARS ?
Replies: 31
Views: 56802

WD10EARS ?

Now on the WD site http://www.westerndigital.com/en/produc ... riveid=763

It has 64mb cache which is new, but it looks as if it will still have 500gb platters.
by bradc
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel's LGA1156 and Lynnfield core
Replies: 53
Views: 17110

Well for me, I have an i7 975 in my gaming system, an E8400 in my everday use system and another E8400 in my server. I'd like to update the motherboard in my everyday system from my now ancient P5N32-E SLI motherboard, but the problem is that I need either 2x SAS ports or 3x PCIe slots (8x lanes for...
by bradc
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel's LGA1156 and Lynnfield core
Replies: 53
Views: 17110

I agree, I got to Anand and Techreport for performance and platform info, then come to SPCR for power consumption, idle states etc. I too beleive that sites should show figures with turbo boost enabled and disabled, it can make things a bit hard to compare otherwise. Personally I think turbo boost i...
by bradc
Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help choosing hard drive upgrade, seagate 7200.4 500gb or we
Replies: 5
Views: 1742

My bad, I meant this drive. http://www.westerndigital.com/en/produc ... riveid=477

Stupid naming schemes! As above, if you don't need 500gb then that hard drive is the quickest.