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by quietdragon
Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 357646

Re: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?

Please consider making this a sticky.

I rediscovered this thread after stumbling across http://www.waldner.priv.at/ramblings/ and contemplating a heads up post to this forum.
by quietdragon
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fanless 8 port VLAN Capable Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switch
Replies: 1
Views: 1255

Fanless 8 port VLAN Capable Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switch

I'm selling a surplus fanless 8 port GbE switch. This is a Dell 2708 which has the following capabilities: Fanless Unmanaged and web managed operating modes VLAN capable Six 8032.3ad Link Aggregated Groups (LAG) with up to 4 ports/group Per port storm control Configurable CoS and DSCP Port mirroring...
by quietdragon
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: D510MO Server
Replies: 6
Views: 6773

This picture shows some detail of the stripped down ATX PSU casing: Internal rear facing grill cut out to allow for better airflow Connection for IEC socket to internal power cable For safety remember to ensure that the IEC ground is connected to both the case and the internal power cable . http://i...
by quietdragon
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: D510MO Server
Replies: 6
Views: 6773

What are your impressions of the D510MO? Do you have any fans in there and how are the temperatures? I'm still commissioning this server, but so far I think that it's good value. There are complaints in some reviews that it doesn't make a good HTPC, but I suspect that's only the case if you want it...
by quietdragon
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 124815

quietdragon wrote:What are the pinouts for the two-pin connectors?

Which pin is ground?
WinMate provide some sketchy documentation.
by quietdragon
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 124815

Except for the cable are you happy with the power supply? Yes, it arrived very neatly packaged and functions well so far. The long standoffs were not useful to me. I think: An option for ATX extension cable An option for short motherboard-style standoffs would be useful to others. See here for some...
by quietdragon
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: D510MO Server
Replies: 6
Views: 6773

D510MO Server

I have a circa-1998 dual Pentium II HP Kayak system that functions as my general email, web, and audio server running RAID1 Linux. I worked on it as a distraction a couple of years back and silenced it to make it tolerable (though not silent). It also works well as a small heater for my media room. ...
by quietdragon
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 124815

For fans you can use the dedicated smaller two pin connectors near this 4 pin molex there are two one is 12V and the other is 5V That was just the question I was about to ask. Which is the 12V and which is the 5V two-pin connector? What are the pinouts for the two-pin connectors? Which pin is ground?
by quietdragon
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 124815

Received my PSU and mounted it alongside my motherboard.

The ATX power cable is should be longer to be useful in more configurations. It was too short for my needs, and I had to purchase an extension.
by quietdragon
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 24401

morci wrote: As of now I think I'll go for a NC96-510-LF. It has its own DC to DC adapter on board and it should be able to drive 4 low power 2.5" HDDs.
I'm also looking around for something similar. The JetWay page shows a small (noisy?) fan on the CPU heatsink.

How are you going to silence that fan?
by quietdragon
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Samsung HDD RMA in Canada
Replies: 0
Views: 7724

Samsung HDD RMA in Canada

The Canadian Samsung site is totally useless, misleading and frustrating for obtaining service for your drive. If you visit www.samsung.ca you might eventually find the warranty page . The list of hard drives there is missing many models, and if you manage to navigate the maze of pages you might get...
by quietdragon
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Addonics storage tower
Replies: 0
Views: 1042

Addonics storage tower

Addonics make a 4 disk array tower AE4RCS35NSA: http://addonics.com/products/raid_system/ae4rcs35nsa.asp http://addonics.com/support/user_guides/raid/AE4RCS35NSA.pdf I find it interesting because it appears to be fairly inexpensive, is self contained and can be used in either an internal or external...
by quietdragon
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommendations for external native SATA drive enclosures
Replies: 0
Views: 767

Recommendations for external native SATA drive enclosures

I'm contemplating a new Mini ITX system with externally mounted hard drives to make drive servicing simpler. I run a simple Linux RAID-1 system comprising two drives. I don't want an enclosure with built-in USB or RAID functionality. I think what I'm looking for is something like this: http://www.co...
by quietdragon
Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81201

ultrachrome wrote:I bought the SB2 and was stunned by how good it sounded. After trying a Roku M500 and not having a great experience with it, my expectations were somewhat low but I was tired of dealing with all those CD cases lying about.
How would you characterise the difference between the M500 and the SB2?
by quietdragon
Sun Feb 29, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fanspeed
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Re: Fanspeed

I have [FanSpeed] running now and [unlike SpeedFan] the fans do not just jump to full once the predetermined temp is reached. Very impressive but not sure if it will work on all boards. I didn't like the SpeedFan control very much. When I was previously running SpeedFan and my CPU temperature was b...
by quietdragon
Sun Feb 29, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Running SpeedFan at startup on XP
Replies: 10
Views: 5246

I have not had a conflict yet running Fanspeed and Speedfan. I do not have Speedfan controlling the fans I'm running both together too, and haven't noticed anything yet. FanSpeed controls the fans, and SpeedFan monitors the readings. However, just because we haven't seen any conflict yet doesn't me...
by quietdragon
Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Running SpeedFan at startup on XP
Replies: 10
Views: 5246

I am running both Speedfan and Fanspeed in win2k with no problems I like the GUI in Fanspeed and I find the control of the fanspeeds better than Speedfan as it allows a progressive increase/decrease rather than the more abrubt change in Speedfan I did some research, and there is a potential conflic...
by quietdragon
Sat Feb 28, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Running SpeedFan at startup on XP
Replies: 10
Views: 5246

That FanSpeed is an interesting program. I think I'll give it a spin. But as to running SpeedFan at start up you need to paste a shortcut to the program in the Start folder. Then right click the shortcut and then click Properties. Then select the Run as Minimized. This will have it start in the tas...
by quietdragon
Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Running SpeedFan at startup on XP
Replies: 10
Views: 5246

It seems that speedfan really wants to draw things on the desktop, and since you don't have a user desktop yet it will get an error when trying to do this. To run things as a service you must stop the program from interacting with the desktop. I couldn't get SpeedFan to do what I wanted --- it evid...
by quietdragon
Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Running SpeedFan at startup on XP
Replies: 10
Views: 5246

It's pretty simple to get any program that runs from an executable to run as a service using MS's netsvc. Rather than explaining it all here, just read and follow this guide, just replace Speedfan.exe for the F@H exe. Overclockers.com guide to running F@H as a service (if that doesn't make sense, o...
by quietdragon
Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Running SpeedFan at startup on XP
Replies: 10
Views: 5246

Running SpeedFan at startup on XP

Does anyone know if it's possible to get SpeedFan to run immediately on startup on XP?

In its standard configuration, SpeedFan only starts when a user logs in.

This means that any fans it controls spin noisily at 100% (with an idle CPU) until someone logs in.
by quietdragon
Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sealing smaller intakes on Seasonic SS-300FS
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Sealing smaller intakes on Seasonic SS-300FS

The SS-300FS has two sets of intakes. The larger set is on the far side of the case opposite the fan, and the smaller set is adjacent to the fan and typically draws air from near the motherboard. In a vertical tower case configuration, the smaller intakes draw hot air from the motherboard (and hot c...
by quietdragon
Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Poor computer desk design suffocates Seasonic PSU
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Poor computer desk design suffocates Seasonic PSU

My noisy PC is gradually transforming into a quiet machine. I recently swapped out my Enermax EG-365P VE for a Seasonic SS-300FS (non Active PFC). The Enermax unit has two fans, and I must admit I didn't think it was all that bad. Maybe it was just my system, but I've spent my time changing the CPU ...
by quietdragon
Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS-300FS --- Active PFC or not? Caveat emptor!
Replies: 0
Views: 832

Seasonic SS-300FS --- Active PFC or not? Caveat emptor!

I recently bought two Seasonic 300W supplies. I bought my first Active PFC unit from a reputable source. On close inspection, I could see the unit was labelled as "SS-300FS Active PFC". I bought my other unit later second hand from the local classifieds, at what I thought was a bargain price for a j...
by quietdragon
Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What hardware to use for mounting 120 mm fan and grill?
Replies: 8
Views: 3101

May I ask where you picked up the Antec 3700AMB **without** the power supply? The local places near me... Vancouver BC, won't sell the case to me without the psu. I recall sending an email to Antec asking for a P/N for this case w/o a PSU, and I received a reply stating that they don't offer it in ...
by quietdragon
Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 148277

Finding Evercase in Canada

I discovered Computer Link Systems sells Evercase 4252 without PSU for reasonable prices:

<http://www.computerlinksystems.com/>

Unfortunately for me, they're located in Ontario.
by quietdragon
Wed Oct 01, 2003 2:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Canadian group buy for 80mm Panaflo medium with tach output
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: Canadian group buy for 80mm Panaflo medium with tach out

quietdragon wrote:Are there any Canadian subscribers who'd like to purchase some of these fans?
I have found some other local buyers to share in my group purchase. This offer is now closed.
by quietdragon
Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Canadian group buy for 80mm Panaflo medium with tach output
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Canadian group buy for 80mm Panaflo medium with tach output

I recently discovered this site whilst figuring out what kind of fan to buy to provide some extra cooling for my case. The thing about this site is that it becomes addictive. I suddenly realised how much noise my PC was making. So in the end I bought two Panaflos and ripped out the noisy Antec stock...