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by egalitarian
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 12TB WD Red Plus
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: 12TB WD Red Plus

How noisy is the Seagate?
by egalitarian
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is HDD automatic acoustic management supported by any brand?
Replies: 5
Views: 5463

Re: Is HDD automatic acoustic management supported by any br

I understand but most users in this forum are not from this vast majority :) And if you have a 24/7 working server in your living room it's irritating to hear the loud clicking seeking noise. It's really disappointing that my old 2TB WD Green was virtually silent even when seeking with AAM enabled w...
by egalitarian
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is HDD automatic acoustic management supported by any brand?
Replies: 5
Views: 5463

Re: Is HDD automatic acoustic management supported by any br

So AAM is dead then. Is there any other way left to reduce seek noise? Special firmwares or any low level settings known?
by egalitarian
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is HDD automatic acoustic management supported by any brand?
Replies: 5
Views: 5463

Is HDD automatic acoustic management supported by any brand?

Wikipedia states that
AAM is no longer available for Seagate and Western Digital drives
but what about Hitachi? Is it supported by any drive today at all?
by egalitarian
Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Will 2x3.5 drives fit in the Jetway JC-300 Mini-ITX case?
Replies: 0
Views: 686

Will 2x3.5 drives fit in the Jetway JC-300 Mini-ITX case?

I'm considering the Jetway JC-300 for my Mini-ITX NAS build (http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/JC-300.html). I was thinking of removing the HDD cage and stuffing two 3.5'' HDDs in its place but I'm not sure wether there'll be enough space. Could any owner of such a case give an oppinion please? My plan ...
by egalitarian
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: enermax modu 82+ noisy fan
Replies: 66
Views: 47165

Probably it should be noted somewhere in the review that there are bad samples cause I also suffered from one. I could have bought a lot less noisy PSU for a third of that price. It spins at 600-700RPM and it's clicking badly. Given the complicated fan replacement procedure I'm already looking into ...
by egalitarian
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4 Fan Control
Replies: 11
Views: 12323

I bought the matx version - GA-P55M-UD4 which should be identical to GA-P55A-UD4 fan control wise. At least the manual of those two boards is the same regarding the fan control part. Sadly I can not control neither the CPU fan nor any of the other fans using SpeedFan. Using SpeedFan v4.40, Windows 7...
by egalitarian
Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4 Fan Control
Replies: 11
Views: 12323

Thanks for the info and yes that sounds kind of strange. What about 3pin fan to SYS_FAN2 - is it controllable separately from CPU_FAN?
by egalitarian
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4 Fan Control
Replies: 11
Views: 12323

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4 Fan Control

I'm considering buying a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4 for my next machine. I have some questions abount the board fan controls though. 1. The board has a 4pin CPU fan header - does that mean that only 4pin pwm fans can be controlled from the board by BIOS, speedfan or any other way? 2. The board has a 3pin s...
by egalitarian
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Mini P180 case and GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156
Replies: 16
Views: 4655

I am about to build a similiar machine now but I'm kind of rethinking because of the supposedly noisy top fan of the 180 mini. Do you guys know if it there's any alternative for it or it's not that bad?
by egalitarian
Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mitsumi 7-in-1 card reader
Replies: 15
Views: 4387

I had the same device with an Epox 8rda+ (Nforce2) board. In the beginning it worked like a charm. Then after a reinstall it worked only if it was unplugged and the replugged when windows was already on so it could reinstall its drivers wich was really annoying. Imagine opening your case and unplugg...
by egalitarian
Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Why is ThermalTake totally Absent from recommanded HS ?
Replies: 43
Views: 10628

earworm wrote:so its not true that for example the
ThermalTake Silent Tower
only produces 21dba of noize?
I've used to have one of those and must say that 21dba is far far off the truth. It was more like 30 or more. I sold it the same week I got it.
by egalitarian
Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS-400FT and Seasonic SS-400FB, same thing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1934

Re: Seasonic SS-400FT and Seasonic SS-400FB, same thing?

In Germany there is currently just one dealer selling Super Tornado PSUs and he's got both a Seasonic SS-400FB (Retail) and a Seasonic SS-400FT (Bulk) listed; the Seasonic SS-400FT is about $25 cheaper. Judging from seasonic's website theay appear to be the same, but are they? FB is the tornado. I'...
by egalitarian
Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Newbie needs advice on a Chieftec BX case
Replies: 7
Views: 2548

Hmm. I don't think that Newegg ships there.... :) There's a guy on the forums with the username burcakb that lives in Turkey. You might look at some of his posts and see what he's using. I think he's running a 6A19. Even if he's not, you could ask him for some sources somewhat local to you. Infact ...
by egalitarian
Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Newbie needs advice on a Chieftec BX case
Replies: 7
Views: 2548

Bulgaria
by egalitarian
Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Newbie needs advice on a Chieftec BX case
Replies: 7
Views: 2548

...I'd suggest looking at the Antec SLK3700AMB, or the Compu-case 6A19 or the Evercase 4252... Unfortunately I don't have access to anyone of those available at the local retailer. What I have from Antec is: SLK1600, SLK 2600AMB, Super LANBOY, SONATA, SX1040BII, Plus 1080AMG and thats it. No Everca...
by egalitarian
Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Newbie needs advice on a Chieftec BX case
Replies: 7
Views: 2548

I've been reading the SPCR articles and forums for some time and from them I guess that the case being made of steel instead of Al is a plus due to the lower resonance, being heavier also helps to reduce vibration noise. But at the end I don't have enough experience to decide if I'm on the right tra...
by egalitarian
Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is this a Seasonic Tornado OEM?
Replies: 20
Views: 7849

My understanding is that the Super Tornado 300 and SS-300FB are exactly the same thing. The SS-300FT is the same as SS-300FB, except that the SS-300FT doesn't have: Soft-Mounting Rubber Cushion Fan Universal Free Input [100-240V full range] Cable Management Kit [Dr. Cable] Additional connectors: +1...
by egalitarian
Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Newbie needs advice on a Chieftec BX case
Replies: 7
Views: 2548

Newbie needs advice on a Chieftec BX case

I'm new to silent computing and I need an advice about the Chieftec BX case that I consider buying soon. I did a search here on the forums and didn't find anything about it. Is it any good in terms of silence? It's gonna be eventualy the 120mm rear fan version equipped with a Seasonic 400FT (rev.A3)...