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by Elliot
Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Scorpio: disable power management?
Replies: 8
Views: 3777

I'm using Scorpio as my primary desktop system drive. Model: WD1200VE (120GB/IDE). I was able to disable the APM using hdparm: hdparm -B 255 /dev/sda I had to reboot the machine in order to see the new APM setting reported by DTerm. That said... I'm not at all convinced that disabling APM is a good ...
by Elliot
Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Homebrew drive enclosure
Replies: 111
Views: 87103

slimeballzz, since you are asking about the coolpacks, I assume you already tracked down a container.

Any Canadian sources you can point to?
by Elliot
Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 146740

They were a total pain in the butt to install, especially in the beginning, they were so tights and the adhesive was way more than needed. IIRC, silver matte molding was a bit softer than the rest of the colours. I don't remember any difficulty installing it. So I think it was a bit different than ...
by Elliot
Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 146740

This list is incomplete without Canadian Tire :D part #41-9333-6 TrimBrite Door Edge Molding Cars, Vans & Light Trucks Silver Colour I used it to trim 120mm fan hole in my Antec 3700AMB, after I cut out the stamped fan grill. The moulding fitted perfectly. It's flexible and self-adhering. $4 is thi...
by Elliot
Sat Jan 03, 2004 9:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Spinpoint 8MB hard drives no show in Canada?
Replies: 20
Views: 11268

Yes, but... does it come with Canadian warranty?? 1. SP1213 is not listed on Samsung Canada web site. 2. According to Samsung Canada, 8MB models are not available in Canada. If it's grey import, chances are Samsung won't honour the warranty. I emailed Frontier and asked them to clarify the issue. I'...
by Elliot
Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Australian site steals SPCR article!
Replies: 49
Views: 26799

he-he http://subvers.com/index.html redirects to techobabble. There is also http://subvers.com/indexpolitical.html Scrolling down the page: FAIR USE NOTICE This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such ...
by Elliot
Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Australian site steals SPCR article!
Replies: 49
Views: 26799

Editor's email address: Domain Name: technobabble.com.au Last Modified: 17-Aug-2003 16 Registrar ID: R00015-AR Registrar Name: NetRegistry Status: ok Registrant: karim bauer Registrant ID: NSW BN 172595769 Registrant ROID: C1291053-AR Registrant Contact Name: karim bauer Registrant Email: editor@sub...
by Elliot
Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Australian site steals SPCR article!
Replies: 49
Views: 26799

they added a link here (in a very sneaky manner, without actually saying who wrote the review)

but they still have full review posted here

bastards..
by Elliot
Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where, exactly, does the sound come from?
Replies: 6
Views: 2385

Re: Where, exactly, does the sound come from?

I have a theory that the real source of fan noise is from small spinning tornadoes of air, known in scientific terms as a "vortex", that is like slicing a peeling off the surface of cheese, and the peeling curls up into a tight roll. From ARX FAQ: Airflow noise is mostly associated with wide band n...
by Elliot
Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cutting a fanless blowhole in my case - good idea or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 2057

Have you seen this thread?

My PC has a chimney
by Elliot
Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a software that turns off fans w/going to standby?
Replies: 16
Views: 4988

Here's a good intro to the subject of PC power management:

Information Week article
by Elliot
Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I modified my refrigerator to cool my PC!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 11098

Re: I modified my refrigerator to cool my PC!!!

ABAQUS888 wrote:The only draw back is my dog does not like the reservior in the refrigerator, he drank all the water in the reservior when I was not in home once, which almost caused a fire!
Your dog can open refrigerator?? Does he close it every time? How about doing some cooking for you? Grocery shopping?
by Elliot
Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommendations please...
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

4 120mm fans - must be a typo.
by Elliot
Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a software that turns off fans w/going to standby?
Replies: 16
Views: 4988

Wedge wrote:In Standby, I thought the only active current was being received the RAM.
Even if it's true, the question remains about PSU.
by Elliot
Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a software that turns off fans w/going to standby?
Replies: 16
Views: 4988

Wedge wrote:If I jiggle the mouse it comes out of standby.
Ok, it's standby. Which means that CPU and PSU are not shut down. How you know that it's safe to shut down the fans?
by Elliot
Sun Dec 07, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a software that turns off fans w/going to standby?
Replies: 16
Views: 4988

I *think* that selecting Start --> Standby can put PC in hibernate mode, rather than standby, depending on how power management is configured.

How long does it take your PC to come back from that mode?
by Elliot
Sun Dec 07, 2003 7:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a software that turns off fans w/going to standby?
Replies: 16
Views: 4988

Wedge wrote:Now, in standby the fans all shut down.
All fans??

My understanding is that PSU and CPU do not shut off in standby mode (in contrast to hibernate mode). If all fans in your PC shut down, how come your PSU and CPU do not burn?

I guess I don't understand how standby mode really works.
by Elliot
Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 146740

Note that it's made of vinyl. It's flexible, but not soft. If you want to completely decouple the fan from the case, you have to figure out how to mount the fan so that it doesn't touch the moulding.
by Elliot
Sat Dec 06, 2003 7:13 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 146740

This list is incomplete without Canadian Tire :D part #41-9333-6 TrimBrite Door Edge Molding Cars, Vans & Light Trucks Silver Colour I used it to trim 120mm fan hole in my Antec 3700AMB, after I cut out the stamped fan grill. The moulding fitted perfectly. It's flexible and self-adhering. $4 =======...
by Elliot
Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Stock PSU mod alternatives push or pull the air?
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

Here's the original one.

Here's how Mike modded it.

The only additional change I made was to bent the intake grill slats (on the wall opposite the fan) parallel to airflow.
by Elliot
Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Stock PSU mod alternatives push or pull the air?
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

EDIT: Look's like I jumped the gun. Can't reproduce some of the claimed results. Post removed. Sorry.
by Elliot
Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 87421

I finally bought a multimeter and measured my Evercool. It starts reliably at 4.5V. Anything below that is a nogo. At 4.5V MBM reports 900-920 RPM. The only thing I can hear is the moving air. No mechanical noise whatsoever, even if I put my ear right next to it. Great fan!! bonus: it's cheaper than...
by Elliot
Fri Dec 05, 2003 4:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Spinpoint 8MB hard drives no show in Canada?
Replies: 20
Views: 11268

lb131,

Thanks for posting these details. Please let us know the end of the story. I may choose the same path if it works well for you.
by Elliot
Fri Dec 05, 2003 4:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Stock PSU mod alternatives push or pull the air?
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

Re: Stock PSU mod alternatives push or pull the air?

So far my options are: 1. Remove the 92mm entirely, cover up the hole on the bottom, enlarge the holes opposite the fan, and either move the thermal doohickey or hard wire it for 5v. 2. Remove the 80mm entirely, make more holes at the back of the PSU, cover up all holes except the intake for the 92...
by Elliot
Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wooden case and EMI?
Replies: 13
Views: 5965

Can EMI from a non-shielded case cause CRT monitor to buzz?
by Elliot
Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet monitor recommendations
Replies: 49
Views: 13043

Beware, Elliot, LCD's can make a high frequency noise worse than your CRT. I have read numerous posts of people with LCD's that hear annoying high frequency noise. The LCD I have in mind is Samsung 173T . It does have built-in power supply which, according to the posts upthread, could be the source...
by Elliot
Wed Dec 03, 2003 7:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet monitor recommendations
Replies: 49
Views: 13043

CRT monitor is currently the noisiest component in my PC. It emits high pitch buzz that annoys me to no end. The funny thing is, I owned this monitor for 5 years and always thought it was silent. This past weekend I installed Silent Mike's modded Seasonic PSU . BOOM... now I hear CRT buzz that annoy...
by Elliot
Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1J?
Replies: 39
Views: 15427

fyi, I got my L1J with 3-pin tail, at no extra cost to me.
by Elliot
Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:47 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 146740

autodeletepro links upthread are invalid. The right one is http://www.adpmods.com

They now have 80mm Panaflo L1A fans for $9.95, 3-pin tail included.

They also carry 120mm aluminum Evercools (discussed here) for $22.
by Elliot
Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1J?
Replies: 39
Views: 15427

bondiablo, can you copy your label verbatim, line by line?

I have one Panaflo that is labelled:

9H27AD-1J
MODEL FBA08A12L
DC12V 0.1A