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by Denorios
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New HDDs: RAID 0 vs Single HDD
Replies: 27
Views: 11779

If ypu have two or more standalone drives, and one of them dies, you only lose the data on that drive. If a RAID 0 drive dies, you lose all the data on the entire array, because most of the files will have split into two or more pieces. You can't recover the data from the other drives in the array, ...
by Denorios
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 320Gb when???
Replies: 26
Views: 11351

Can't comment on the WD320, but the HD322HJ does support AAM, and is set by default to maximum performance (loudest).
by Denorios
Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 320Gb when???
Replies: 26
Views: 11351

In terms of the read and write transfer performance, an F1 will beat a current generation Raptor hands down. The Raptor’s 39% spindle RPM advantage can’t compensate for the F1’s fourfold advantage in areal density. Tom’s Hardware review of the 1TB F1 noted a 22% higher average read transfer,...
by Denorios
Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 320Gb when???
Replies: 26
Views: 11351

Got one

Just bought one today. First impressions are reasonably positive. Rotational noise is much the same character as my T-series HD501J, albeit quieter by 1-2db - idle is pretty much inaudible from a few feet, and shoved into a Scythe Quiet Drive in my computer, I can't hear anything at all - neither id...
by Denorios
Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 320Gb when???
Replies: 26
Views: 11351

Odd

If you mean the single platter HD322HJ, I thought it was already out. There are a number of places in the UK selling it. I'm surprised its not selling in the US yet. http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Samsung-HD322HJ-SpinPoint-F1-320GB-7200RPM-SATA-3GB/s-16MB-Cache-OEM_6208.html http://www.dacompute...
by Denorios
Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25647

Twice as loud before I enabled AAM. After setting to 128, and running in a while, it's quietened a bit more. However, since its mounted in a drive silencer, it isn't easy to be exact. It's quieter than I expected. I'm afraid I don't know the power consumption, but I'm fairly sure it's more than the ...
by Denorios
Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25647

Yes, I have AAM set to 128. The drive temperature in use is stabilsing at about 48C now, which is higher than the Saumsung, but still acceptable. So far, the noise level is still agreeably low.
by Denorios
Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25647

No, fraid not. But the Quiet Drive is quite effective at cooling. The temperature peaked at 49, but that was after a full format. Which, incidentally, takes HOURS. :twisted:
by Denorios
Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25647

The 1TB model. I considered 750GB, but decided I might need the extra space.
by Denorios
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25647

Drive temps are around 40C compared to an ambient of around 22C, which isn't bad considering that the only airflow in the case is generated by a 7V Nexus 120mm.
by Denorios
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25647

Just bought one. First impression is positive. The drive isn't as quiet as the Samsung 500GB, but I didn't expect it to be. Subjectively, it seems about twice the noise, but it's a fairly smooth swishing sound that's easy to tune out. Vibration is even lower than the Samsung. With AAM enabled at ful...
by Denorios
Fri May 04, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting review over at xbitlabs.
Replies: 14
Views: 5577

Tell me about it. I recently bought an 8800 GTX for my system, and the increase in idle temperature in the cooling loop is quite noticeable. I'm not sure my reserator could actually cope with both CPU cores and the GPU running at full bore. What puzzles me is why Nvidia don't provide any support for...
by Denorios
Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63163

Of course they didn't. Saddam's career alone demonstrates that By that logic, if there was a world in which only saddam commited genocide, saddam's actions would prove that whatever was different in that world didn't stop any genocides. I'm not quite sure what you are trying to say here, but if you...
by Denorios
Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Finally, a quiet SATA drive...I mean really quiet.
Replies: 49
Views: 41296

I've recently got the 500GB T-series and it's definitely the quietest drive I've ever had - and that's before the run-in period. And the perfromance is quite impressive too, even with AAM at max. Can you give me some more info on that AAM and how to configure it ? Thx. Well, I'm not an expert, but ...
by Denorios
Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Finally, a quiet SATA drive...I mean really quiet.
Replies: 49
Views: 41296

I've recently got the 500GB T-series and it's definitely the quietest drive I've ever had - and that's before the run-in period. And the perfromance is quite impressive too, even with AAM at max.
by Denorios
Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: First post, mini-review (Scythe), and thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Just got one of these from QuietPC to use with my new Samsung T HD501LJ 500GB (which is pretty damn quiet to begin with, even though it hasn't yet gone through the 1-2 week run-in process), and stuck it on foam at the bottom of my case . It's fantastic - Idle is totally inaudible unless I have my he...
by Denorios
Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Just how much HD space are you using?
Replies: 16
Views: 7126

Hmmm.

2.3 GB OS
2.58 GB Programs
12.9 GB Games
2.56 GB Music
227 GB Digital Video

But I am a media whore (cartoon and anime buff).
by Denorios
Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63163

So you're convinced that the death sentences in the neurenburgh trials didn't deter anyone from anything? Of course they didn't. Saddam's career alone demonstrates that. Not to mention Mugabe, Kim Jong-Il, Pol Pot, Idi Amin and others since WWII far too numerous to mention. No dictator, or dictoria...
by Denorios
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 63163

The execution of a real mass murderer by the relatives of his victims, would elicit so many expressions of sorrow. So society becomes the tyrant when it rids itself of a cancer. Poor Saddam.....maybe some wag at the UN will nominate him for a Nobel peace prize, maybe pay his relatives reparations f...
by Denorios
Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 8mb and 16mb cache?
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

Not really. The drive cache is so small compared to the total amount of data on the drive, that the odds of a cache hit are quite small. RAM is infinitely better at drive caching, since it's vastly larger and much faster. There may be a minor improvement in performance for write operations, but it's...
by Denorios
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading to Conroe C2D, do I need to reinstall Windows?
Replies: 21
Views: 6057

Technically speaking, you can replace every single component as many times as you like, and windows will adjust if you supply the correct drivers. Although replacing the motherboard will most likely require reactivating windows. In practise, windows won't behave as well as it would with a clean inst...
by Denorios
Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you WATCHING right now? ~Voted #1 Thread~
Replies: 62
Views: 28415

The Simpsons 03x23 - Bart's Friend Falls in Love - the one with the Indiana Jones rip-off scene at the beginning. I've always found it one of the funniest moments in the whole series.
by Denorios
Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How does one build a computer?
Replies: 15
Views: 3809

stromgald wrote:Yeah, the Thermaltake brand is awesome. Just putting the brand on a product is enough to increase wattage ratings, reduce noise, and increase CFM. :lol:
My God! Such awesome power! Hmm. I wonder what would happen if I put a thermaltake sticker on my cars engine?
by Denorios
Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How does one build a computer?
Replies: 15
Views: 3809

High-quality parts are feely available in the UK. Scythe, Zalman, Antec, Seasonic et al are all avilable from internet retailers. Nexus fans are harder to acquier, but they are avilable. Overclockers.co.uk QuietPC.co.uk Try these places. The reason that you may have been advised to get a high-power ...
by Denorios
Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 2 review [updated]
Replies: 47
Views: 30586

But fortunately, it isn't. I downloaded the instruction manual for the Reserator 2, and on page 16 there is an exploded view. The water is ducted from the input to the opposite end of the unit, then up to the top, then looped back multiple times through the radiator, before ending up in the reservoi...
by Denorios
Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgradeability of am2 vs core2duo
Replies: 26
Views: 10463

I’d have to agree with GlassMan. Since Intel manufactures chipsets as well as processors, it benefits considerably by forcing consumers to upgrade their motherboard every time it brings out a new core design. They have no strong incentive to stick with a particular socket/voltage/chipset combinati...
by Denorios
Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Abolish copyright? good or bad..
Replies: 44
Views: 15124

It's worth discussing. The whole concept of "Intellectual Property" is historically quite recent. The jury is still out on whether copyright is a net benefit to society.

Personally, I wouldn’t complain about seeing the end of the media industry. The mass exploitation of “artâ€
by Denorios
Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Bad time to buy a new HD ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4934

Laptop drives run at 5400 RPM, so they're substantially quieter than standard desktop drives. They also use less power, generate less heat, and are physically much smaller, so they're much easier to suspend, enclose, etc. The trade-off is that capacity is limited, cost is higher (2-3x as much per GB...
by Denorios
Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mail-In Rebates
Replies: 17
Views: 5789

Annoying and wasteful rebates may be, but the logic for the seller is undisputable. I suspect that sheer consumer inertia would allow a seller to realise considerable benefit even if they conducted the rebate perfectly honestly. That being the case, since this is not a prima facie case of fraud, I d...
by Denorios
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD My Book, External USB, Mini Review.
Replies: 11
Views: 2665

Just one thought. Isn't this feature going to radically increase the number of power cycles that the drive will go through in a given period? Wouldn't this have an adverse effect on the drive's lifetime?