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by GLO
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any cases similar to the HP SmartMedia Server?
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

Any cases similar to the HP SmartMedia Server?

http://microsoftatces.com/photos/photos ... re468.aspx

Its dimensions are only 14cm x 25cm x 23cm. Seems to be a nice and tidy size!
by GLO
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: LOW Power (W) Home Server Needed - Update Time.....
Replies: 28
Views: 10687

My idea has spawned into a dedicated very small server, with plenty of ability to add more storage as required. I want to build a webserver cache/proxy server so that info can be sourced faster locally and to also reduce data usage for frequently visited http: site and ftp sites. (Squid Proxy server...
by GLO
Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: LOW Power (W) Home Server Needed - Update Time.....
Replies: 28
Views: 10687

Any updates on this topic!

I want to build a 24/7 media, file, web proxy server, that will also have utorrent duties and run mysql and a few other things.

What are people suggesting for case, hdd's, fans etc etc.

Thanks
by GLO
Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What cools your HDD better?
Replies: 8
Views: 2590

The shot below shows my CM Stacker after I got rid of the 4-in-3 (the grommets were becoming less and less effective - or maybe the HDDs are getting noisier?) - the front has been removed. http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7720/undiesuspge1.th.jpg Thanks for that update. Do you use any fan to blow a...
by GLO
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What cools your HDD better?
Replies: 8
Views: 2590

The reason for i like the Coolermaster 4 in 3 or Thermaltake iCage http://www.pccasegear.com/prod2969.htm is because it does have that fan blowing air over the HDDs and because they are a 5.5 to 3.5" HDD solution. I would use a case like the CoolerMaser 532 Centruion which has filtered front panel a...
by GLO
Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What cools your HDD better?
Replies: 8
Views: 2590

i guess that if i was to retro fit a 120mm fan to blow directly across the HDDs then i could achieve a more efficient cooling with the silencers.
by GLO
Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What cools your HDD better?
Replies: 8
Views: 2590

What cools your HDD better?

Im curious to know what would provide more efficient HDD cooling. The options are: 1. CoolerMaster 4-in-3 Module for Stacker http://www.pccasegear.com/images/cm4in3b.jpg or the Hard Drive Vibration Silencer http://www.pccasegear.com/images/hddvibe2-019b.jpg The difference being that the CoolerMaster...
by GLO
Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrives with automatic Spin Down for external USB HDD
Replies: 12
Views: 5531

The would still use an IDE or Sata HDD but i guess that the USB is only for the data transfer and as such the HDD doesnt get any signal to spin down,

Thus the search for ones that spin down automatically.

Also are there any external HDD cases that can run off the USB as its poiwer supply?
by GLO
Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrives with automatic Spin Down for external USB HDD
Replies: 12
Views: 5531

Harddrives with automatic Spin Down for external USB HDD

Where can i find a good list of HDDs that will automatically spin down.

I cant find good search terms for google.

I want it for an usb external HDD. (also can you recommend some good cool and quiet USB external enclosures?)

Thanks
by GLO
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: any data on whether straight blades vs scooped blades
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Hi Andyb, Thanks for responding in part. To answer your question. I have a Silverstone LC03vfd case and i plan to dremel an 80mm hole in the base of the horizontal HTPC case. Unfortunately 80mm is all that will fit as the mb tray gets in the way You can see what i mean from here . Except i will have...
by GLO
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: any data on whether straight blades vs scooped blades
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

any data on whether straight blades vs scooped blades

Im curious to hear if the pro's and con's for straight blades versus scooped blade and in particular which provide more pressure?

I am looking at the Aerocool 120mm Streamliner or Turbine Fans. (has more blades) and i plan to suck the air through a 10cm length of 80mm ducting.
by GLO
Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: case temp vs fan noise v air circulation
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

case temp vs fan noise v air circulation

Im thinking about this again and again. There is clearly a direct correlation between case temps, fan noise and air circulation. Firstly, what is the general concensus about good case temp for a quiet PC? Perhaps 10c above ambient? Flowing on from that is the relation of fan noise and air circulatio...
by GLO
Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: USB 5V Fan need help.
Replies: 6
Views: 2594

Im curious if any solution was found with this setup. I want to use a Zalman OP1 thin 80mm fan powered by a USB port (and possibly controolled with a Fanmate) to cool my Cable PVR. Are there any other thin 80-92mm fans that will start at 5v? Alternatively, the PVR has a HDD and if i can hack open th...
by GLO
Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Will the thermo controlled fans still operate properly at 5V
Replies: 4
Views: 1853

So do you think that just a standard fan on 5V will be my only choice?
by GLO
Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Will the thermo controlled fans still operate properly at 5V
Replies: 4
Views: 1853

Will the thermo controlled fans still operate properly at 5V

I know standard fans will run a 5V but im not sure if the temp probe will still work properly at 5V? What im looking at doing is mod one of these 80 or 120mm fans so that it gets its power from a usb port. It will be used to cool a PVR (non PC). If you have any suggestions for which model/brand plea...
by GLO
Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Effective Passive Hard Drive Cooling
Replies: 19
Views: 6378

would there be any benefit to mount the HDD on their long sides so that they heat will rise to one long side of the hdd?
by GLO
Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Computer Dehumidifier! is it worthwhile?
Replies: 4
Views: 2658

thanks for your replies.

It was curiousity that got me with this product!
by GLO
Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Acceptable temperature levels for a P4 2.4Ghz cpu
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

your asus mobo comes with temp monitoring software! (also lets you OC or UC!)

as far as the gpu temps, that depends on your card, if it has a thermal probe built in!

I have an Asus 9600XT/TVD which lets me OC it if i need to !
by GLO
Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Computer Dehumidifier! is it worthwhile?
Replies: 4
Views: 2658

Computer Dehumidifier! is it worthwhile?

check it out here i dont know anyone using this yet, but wanted to know if its a step in the right direction!
by GLO
Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: what is better cooling for the HDD?
Replies: 6
Views: 2033

what is better cooling for the HDD?

Im undecided over what proves the better option here.

1. Fan blowing over across bare mounted HDD, or
2. a HDD Sink (like hdd rails) with natural convection? ( negligible case air flow)

Thanks
by GLO
Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Should i take of Speedfan readings for my HDDs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

ok,

Im just trying to get the case temps down abit then, as the ambient case temp is around 40C. How does this compare to most other systems?
by GLO
Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Should i take of Speedfan readings for my HDDs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Yes it is Fitness that i am refering to!

If its bogus values, how do they determine it?



And lastly, to assist in the natural cooling of the HDDs, do you think that positioning them vertically, (on their long side) would be beneficial? (rather than lying in the standard horizontal position?
by GLO
Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Should i take of Speedfan readings for my HDDs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Should i take of Speedfan readings for my HDDs?

I have 2 HDDs. A Samsung SP1614C 160gb and recently a Maxtor DM10 300gb drive. The Maxtor reads excellent performance and condition (brand new unit) whils the 1 year old Samsung reads excellent performance, medium condition. Presently the Maxtor is sitting ontop of the Samsung HDD 34C and the Maxtor...
by GLO
Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best VGA RAM Sinks
Replies: 8
Views: 2245

Im not looking to OC the VGA card, but instead i just want to implement some cooling for the video card ram.

What temps do the ram normally run at?

thanks
by GLO
Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: what is better? Turning the HDD over or slow fan from below?
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

Just found this! The iCage which holds 3 hdd's with a 12cm slow fan blowing through the hdd's!

MAybe i can mod thi sto fit in my case!

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by GLO
Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: what is better? Turning the HDD over or slow fan from below?
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

i'd have to have the fans blowing from the underside of the HTPC case.

So would it be best to blow the underside of the HDD where the circuit board is? (presuming thats the hottest part of the HDD)?
by GLO
Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint.
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

my sp1614c is almost dead quiet! Do you have a NIdec or JVC motor?

Perhaps the HDD mount is not secure enough and the minor vibration is transfering across!
by GLO
Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How can i find out my HDD temps?
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

thanks, will check the bios after my recordings tonite!

Is Speedfan the replacement over Motherboard monitor?
by GLO
Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How can i find out my HDD temps?
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

How can i find out my HDD temps?

I use a Samsung Spinpoint SP1614C 160gb and also Maxtor Diamond Plus 10 6B300S0 300gb HDD

Thanks
by GLO
Sun Sep 25, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: what is better? Turning the HDD over or slow fan from below?
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

what is better? Turning the HDD over or slow fan from below?

Since adding a 2nd HDD to my case, my case temps have risen about 3C-4C. I currently have them sandwiched together which isnt helping to keep them cool, so i will separate them and wanted to know what will yield the best result? Upside down will permit the underside of the HDD (presumably the hottes...