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by _MarcoM_
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anything faster/quieter than my WD6400AACS-00G8B1?
Replies: 8
Views: 3014

What about stuttering and performance restoration? SSDs are expensive, but a "cheap" 128GB SSDnow seems a nice toy for a fast and silent rig...
by _MarcoM_
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anything faster/quieter than my WD6400AACS-00G8B1?
Replies: 8
Views: 3014

Thank you for the help m8s. The Barracuda LP, single 500GB platter@5900rpm seems interesting. A space of 500GB is enough for me, unless you tell me that for some technical reason it is preferable the 1TB model. Model ST3500412AS, datasheet here: http://searcheng.seagate.com/cs.html?charset=UTF-8&la=...
by _MarcoM_
Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo build with Noctua heatsink
Replies: 12
Views: 2946

dhanson865 wrote:Personally I like using two undervolted 92mm fans in the front of the Solo.
I'm curious, your experience may be interesting. Which fans? With or without front-filter? Last but not least, which hard drive? :P
by _MarcoM_
Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anything faster/quieter than my WD6400AACS-00G8B1?
Replies: 8
Views: 3014

Anything faster/quieter than my WD6400AACS-00G8B1?

Hi all my friends! :) I need a new external drive for my enclosure, my "old" Samsung died past week. I want to use my actual WD hdd in rig with the enclosure, but i need a new drive as a os/data/apps drive, of course. Greenest HDD's speeds are fine for my need, but i'm wondering if exist a disk quie...
by _MarcoM_
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Acoustics: Terrabyte HDDs - 2.5" vs 3.5"
Replies: 8
Views: 4446

infrasonic: "I was wondering about noise comparisons between a 2.5" laptop drive (i.e. WD10TEVT) and a 3.5" standard size drive (i.e. WD10EVDS). Both are 1TB drives, but (naturally) the laptop drive costs more than a 3.5" 2TB drive (WD20EVDS) also." WD10EVDS is Western Digital's Audio-Visual GreenP...
by _MarcoM_
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo build with Noctua heatsink
Replies: 12
Views: 2946

IMO, 2 front fan are unnecessary. The noctua on the back is enough, negative pressure would be nice.

I'm worried about the duration of 2.5 disk compared to a 3.5 one in a desktop system, but I could be wrong: 2.5 today are good piece of hardware, cool and silent :)
by _MarcoM_
Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green 1.5TB vs. Seagate 7200.12 500GB
Replies: 29
Views: 23230

So, if i want a 7200.12 in my P150, suspensions are not enough to quiet it? Any possessor of this drive in Antec P150/Solo here? What do I need to keep it quiet?
by _MarcoM_
Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000AADS: where in the world is Caviar Sandiego?
Replies: 47
Views: 43303

A quoting from Yersys Technology Blog: "Now here's something you don't see everyday. I found a Japanese site that tested a brand new single platter WD5000AADS drive, then opened the drive up completely, taking out the platter and determining the RPM, which was found to be 4995RPM. Interesting." So, ...
by _MarcoM_
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EARS ?
Replies: 31
Views: 55478

Hi STFU! :wink:

IMO you are right, you need the align tool just in case something goes wrong with performance.

The EARS with 64MB cache is a 500GB/platter.
by _MarcoM_
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EARS ?
Replies: 31
Views: 55478

A thing is unclear for me, i'll try to explain, sorry for my not-so tecnical english. I have a "normal" hard drive with win7 home installed. If i backup this drive with the integrated MS backup tools in an external disk, and then rebuild the backup in the new AFD, do i need the align method, or the ...
by _MarcoM_
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green 1.5TB vs. Seagate 7200.12 500GB
Replies: 29
Views: 23230

I'm curious about performance of 1TB EARS 64MB cache model, 2 platter@500GB. Maybe more cache is only marketing, but what about this new advanced format in the performance department?
by _MarcoM_
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: general user experience with Club3D cards
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

http://www.techpowerup.com/109776/Power ... ition.html

But i don't know if it is available now.
by _MarcoM_
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive PowerColor SCS3 HD5750 Vs. SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD5750
Replies: 21
Views: 16040

Nice thread. My rig is similaro to your, vincentfox, so if vapor-x work for you, it will work for me i hope :)

What's your fans configuration?
by _MarcoM_
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 5900rpm Seagate Hard Drives: Barracuda LP, Pipeline HD .2
Replies: 17
Views: 7504

No, i'm talking about the Pipeline hd.2, similar to the model reviewed by SPCR in this article, except the buffer size:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/seagate-5 ... ard-drives
by _MarcoM_
Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 5900rpm Seagate Hard Drives: Barracuda LP, Pipeline HD .2
Replies: 17
Views: 7504

I founded a pipeline 500GB HD2 at a good price. But it is 8MB buffer model, and it's the only difference from the one reviewed. I will use it as a system drive in my rig, Caviar GP will become a backup drive mounted under the Seagate. Should i care about buffer? Should i care about performance? :roll:
by _MarcoM_
Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: (NEW???) SEAGATE BARRACUDA LP 5900.1 500GB
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

It is not questioning the existence of the line. It discusses the fact that this model does not exist before.

Anyway, looks like a nice toy :wink:
by _MarcoM_
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: (NEW???) SEAGATE BARRACUDA LP 5900.1 500GB
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Wibla wrote:Its not new :) the LP drives have been tested here at SPCR - http://www.silentpcreview.com/seagate-5 ... ard-drives

I have 16 of the 1.5TB drives myself, good drives :)
But I've never seen one, i thought there were only models over 1TB.
by _MarcoM_
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: (NEW???) SEAGATE BARRACUDA LP 5900.1 500GB
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

(NEW???) SEAGATE BARRACUDA LP 5900.1 500GB

It seems a new 500GB/platter drive based on LP type, i'm not sure if it is a new model. The italian store where i found it: http://www.myhardware.it/product_info.php/cPath/82_172/products_id/61028 Other links: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5317298&CatId=2...
by _MarcoM_
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000AADS: where in the world is Caviar Sandiego?
Replies: 47
Views: 43303

So xcetera, what about your new drive? :wink:
by _MarcoM_
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which quiet, inexpensive SATA drive?
Replies: 42
Views: 11338

A seagate Barracuda 5900.12 is a nice choice, too. It is 5900rpm (so slightly faster than 5400) and 500GB/platter, not too bad. But i don't have one, so i could be wrong :P
by _MarcoM_
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Midi Tower system
Replies: 9
Views: 3034

Solo with a 120mm fan at 800rpm will offer sufficient airflow for your system, i think it will work even in summer. Of course the nsk3480 will do the right job, too :wink:
by _MarcoM_
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 5xx0 quiteness - Should I beleive other website reviews ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

- HD playback -------> 5750 - occasional transcoding ------> 5750 - occasional game playing ------> 5750 - future proof the above as much as possible, for the next 2 years ---> don't worry, 5750 is here :P - Case compatibility with my Silverstone GD01 (for size and airflow) ----> i don't know, but 5...
by _MarcoM_
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 5870 and 5750 Vapor-X review(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Call for VaporX owners: how quiet is quiet?
by _MarcoM_
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung T166 vs. Caviar GP
Replies: 2
Views: 829

And the winner is... T166!

Nice, thank you Vince :wink:
by _MarcoM_
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 5750 announced
Replies: 21
Views: 10845

I've been on the lookout for a card like this to replace my passive 7600GS, but under stress this baby still draws around 85W, while my oldie only asks around 35-40W under full load. But performance wise it's no match, that's a fact :wink: According to xbit lab, power consumption is 11W idle, 44W l...
by _MarcoM_
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 5750 announced
Replies: 21
Views: 10845

With a decent quiet fan, it will be a nice gaming card, too :)
by _MarcoM_
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung T166 vs. Caviar GP
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Samsung T166 vs. Caviar GP

Hi all m8s :-) I have a new disk picked from an old computer, a Samsung T166. So now i have 2 drives: - Samsung T166: 7200rpm, 166GB/platter, 500GB (3 platters) - WD CaviarGP: 5400rpm, 320GB/platter, 640GB (2 platters) Actually i'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, my rig is in sign. One disk shou...
by _MarcoM_
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some info on ATI 57xx series cards...
Replies: 53
Views: 15763

I need to replace my sapphire 256mb 3850, too.
5750 seems a good solution, i'm waiting for the vaporx one, and a decent review about it :roll: