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by ficod
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A 500GB 2,5" drive for "portable" storage
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: A 500GB 2,5" drive for "portable" storage

Ciao Luca (I'm italian too) Thanks a lotfor your reply... I usually read the articles here, just being lazy and never heard about the samsung. My choice is going towards the momentus 7200.4... Any issues about reliability in favour of the Hitachi 5k500? Never had any Seagate or Hitachi lately, just ...
by ficod
Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A 500GB 2,5" drive for "portable" storage
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

A 500GB 2,5" drive for "portable" storage

Can you give me some advice about the most silent among these drives? - Samsung: HM500JI - Hitachi 5k500: HTS545050B9A300 - Western Digital Scorpio Blue: WD5000BPVT - Western Digital Scorpio Blue: WD5000BEVT - Western Digital AV: WD5000BUDT - Toshiba: MK-5065 GSX - Seagate 7200.4: ST9500420AS other ...
by ficod
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suggestion for a quiet speedy small OS drive (not SSD)
Replies: 16
Views: 4298

Re: Suggestion for a quiet speedy small OS drive (not SSD)

first post updated.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions...
by ficod
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suggestion for a quiet speedy small OS drive (not SSD)
Replies: 16
Views: 4298

Thanks a lot for your replies. According to what I've read, since this drive should be both silent and cheap, it's best to look at drives with higher areal density, so I'm trying to find infos on JUST single platters drives: 1) SINGLE PLATTER // 2,5" // 7200rpm - Seagate MOMENTUS 7200.4 (ST9250410AS...
by ficod
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 126191

the new F4EG seem to have a great combination of performance/noise/power... However 2 things: 1) I can't find any F4EG here in Italy 2) I don't need that much space (sure I'd buy one because of the good price) I've Heard that F4EG performs +20%better than F3, wow... Any alternatives? Will there be a...
by ficod
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB most silent drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 10866

At present... I found the following 3,5" drives here (in Italy):

- Samsung Ecogreen F3: HD105SI
- Samsung Ecogreen F2: HD103SI
- WD Green: WD10EARS

They've similar prices: about 50 Euros..

1) what would you choose (I'd go for the F3)
2) Apart from these three, are there any alternatives?
by ficod
Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 126191

is the 2TB drive a 3platter one? and so the 1,5TB would be... 2 platter?

thanks
by ficod
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suggestion for a quiet speedy small OS drive (not SSD)
Replies: 16
Views: 4298

Thanks a lot for the replies. dhanson865: thank for the suggestion... I have heard that "green" drives were not so good for OS drives but I think that if the performance loss (against normal 3,5" drives like caviar blue or black) is not that big... I think I'll go for the silent solution Parappaman:...
by ficod
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suggestion for a quiet speedy small OS drive (not SSD)
Replies: 16
Views: 4298

Suggestion for a quiet speedy small OS drive (not SSD)

Any suggestion for a OS drive (2,5"-3,5") which must be (in specified order) - small (just for the OS... about 100GB would be enough) - speedy - silent (as much as a speedy drive can be! not a priority) - much cheaper than SSD (I cant afford one...)! Here's a list, it is a w.i.p., to some of the mos...
by ficod
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 5,25" docking station for a 3,5" hard disk: any si
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

5,25" docking station for a 3,5" hard disk: any si

Hi, I would like to mount my 1TB hard disk (which will be a WD green or Samsung Ecogreen) using a 5,25" docking station (that way I can use my hd either as an internal or external one) I know only about this one: Raidsonic ICY BOX http://www.raidsonic.de/data/products/icybox/IB-390StUSD/IB-390StUSD_...
by ficod
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2608

Do you have any quick n dirty suggestion for a replacement to the REAR FAN of his case? Maybe some models that are clearly better than the Antec Tricool (more air, less noise)
I've heard that tricool is silent only at "low" setting but that way it doesn' move much air........

thanks.
by ficod
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Krick's Antec NSK3480 - behind the tray cable management
Replies: 28
Views: 44598

awesome! thanks for giving me inspiration!
by ficod
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2608

thanks so much for your suggestions...I'll try adding a fan at a time and see if it's enough....
by ficod
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2608

Noctua NH-U12P can be mounted to make air flow to the back of the case... It's possible ordering a (free) kit from Noctua :D Any idea if it's possible to mount a 120mm fan to the front of the case? This way I could make an "horizontal airflow" from the front of the case - passing through the cpu coo...
by ficod
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2608

- cpu cooler : Do you think it will be good to get one with a "tower" form factor, with a big fan pushing air outside, in the direction of the case fan which will push air outside too? This is typically the most effective configuration. There are some nice budget CPU coolers on the market that will...
by ficod
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2608

thx psyopper, speedkar9, RoGuE... As I am on a low budget, I think I'll go gradually... and get the most with less :-) Option 1: - tricool lowest speed - swap left side panel with right side panel - do some cable management to minimize cable mess around the mobo - for the HDD, i'll go wd green or sa...
by ficod
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2608

Antec 3480: maximizing air flow / minimizing noise

Hi guys, I'm completing my pc which will be hosted inside an Antec 3480. -Asrock 890GM Pro 3 -Athlon X4 630 (to buy) -2x2GB DDR3 -1 HD (to decide) -1 DVDRW -EarthWatts 380W (built-in) Can you suggest me some options for vents and cpu cooler ? I want them to collaborate to reach max silence and minim...
by ficod
Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Most Quiet way to achive ~1TB storage?
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

Have a look here... hopefully we can get a wide and deep discussion on this topic
viewtopic.php?p=515347 :D
by ficod
Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB most silent drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 10866

It would be interesting if these threads would merge here... isn't it?

viewtopic.php?t=59269

I started the topic with 3,5" drives in my mind.. but wouldn't it be useful to many of us to have a detailed and open discussion about GETTING 1TB SILENT STORAGE?
by ficod
Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK-4000 II vs NSK-3480
Replies: 4
Views: 4343

thanks for your reply...
by ficod
Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK-4000 II vs NSK-3480
Replies: 4
Views: 4343

Antec NSK-4000 II vs NSK-3480

Apart from the presence of a PSU is there any reason to prefer a 3480 to a 4000 II?

NSK-4000 II seems a valuable choice in terms of cost-features, but I'm trying to understand if it's good for a silent pc.

Thanks.
by ficod
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB most silent drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 10866

Thanks everyone for your contributions :-)

Any update?
by ficod
Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB most silent drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 10866

Thanks a lot for your help... In a couple of weks I have to choose between samsung ecogreen and wd green... Is that correct? speed ? samsung wins noise ? wd green wins vibration ? samsung wins annoyances ? are there any problems left WD with park features and so on? PS: I'll be using Ubuntu and/or w...
by ficod
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB most silent drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 10866

Thanks a lot whiic for your reply: I'm impressed!

Does someone know which one among these two is better in terms of noise/vibration?

- Samsung Ecogreen F3 - HD105SI
- Samsung Ecogreen F2 - HD102SI

thanks..
by ficod
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini-ITX suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

@ryboto: small is GOOD.. but i'd like to have a flexible solution. For example, I like your antec but, for my needs, it's far too limited to have just one 5,25" slot... I'm yet searching and maybe I won't find the "ideal" but I would like to have room enough to put: 1) a 3,5" dock for a 2,5" drive 2...
by ficod
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini-ITX suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

Thanks to all of you for your suggestions! The best looking case I've found so far is definitely the Sugo SG05. Must have a good airflow too, thanks to the big fan on the front (and I could put one on the back too since I'm using a pico-psu instead of the built-in PSU... that would be GOLDEN for kee...
by ficod
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini-ITX suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

APEX MI-100 W 8.70; H; 5.10; D 11.80; (ONLY ITX) APEX MI-008 W 8.70; H; 5.10; D 11.80; (ONLY ITX) Thanks :-) These 2 seem indeed good.. although I'd prefer something less deep and taller... something like the HQ M07 http://www.hwupgrade.it/forum/showpost.php?p=31107430&postcount=242 but with a bit ...
by ficod
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini-ITX suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 3940

mini-ITX suggestions

Hi, I'm planning a mini-itx system based on: 1) Zotac GF8200 mobo 2) AMD BE-2300 2) 2GB DDR2 800 3) 3,5" HDD : maybe a 1TB WD Green 4) 5,25" ODD 5) PICOPSU 120 Is there anything out there recommended for us silent people like the Lian-Li PC-Q08 or PC-Q07 but without the unneeded space for a standard...
by ficod
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB most silent drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 10866

Still I can't choose... I need your valuable opions!

Can you please help me further?
by ficod
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New HD: hd502hi or hd502hj ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4278

I don't want to complicate things but... what about the HD503HI (Samsung EcoGreen F3)?