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by tutu
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX NAS build
Replies: 51
Views: 24465

Decided to go with the Lian-Li (maybe :oops:) - although it now appears to be out of stock.. . Anyone suggest a suitable 120mm quiet fan for the exhaust? Last time I looked was a couple of years ago, and slipstream fans were recommended. I don't know anything about the stock fans. Also, any suggesti...
by tutu
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX NAS build
Replies: 51
Views: 24465

Yeh the q08 is a little bit big (its 279mm wide!!) considering, I am also considering the CFI as well but I am finding it difficult to get decent pictures of the mounting mechanism Edit: Just found this http://www.e-itx.com/cfi-a7879-hdd-tray.html :oops: I have found the Gigabyte D510 board (with 4 ...
by tutu
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX NAS build
Replies: 51
Views: 24465

So we are talking 116W ish start up power - is that DC or do I need to add extra for AC (UK)?
by tutu
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX NAS build
Replies: 51
Views: 24465

Any system that will have multiple 3.5" HDDs is not a great candidate for picoPSU -- there's a lot of surge current at turn-on. You're generally better off with a high efficiency ATX or STF psu -- perhaps one of the Dell 250-300W models, modded to fit whatever case... How much surge are we talking?...
by tutu
Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358094

Re: dunno

WS green drives have several parameters that affect noise and performance. For me, the most critical was head parking AKA Load_Cycle. Other parameters that are relevant are standby and acoustic management. HTH I take it then I can disable LLC - stick it in my NAS and the drives will be able to go i...
by tutu
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358094

What about WD20EARS-00MVWB0? 3 platter 2TB? I want to use them in my own built NAS. Does disabling LLC stop it going into standby at all?
by tutu
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX NAS build
Replies: 51
Views: 24465

The Lian-Li has 6 internal 3.5" bays (using rubber grommets)
by tutu
Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mini-ITX NAS build
Replies: 51
Views: 24465

Mini-ITX NAS build

I have decided to build a Intel Atom Mini-ITX NAS build. Although most of the topics are out of date on performance of a D510/Gigabit NAS. I have a few questions regarding the components. Quiet and low power are my aims. It is initially going to use 2 x 2 TB 3.5" WDEARS HDDs but I would like to expa...
by tutu
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 5770 Accelero S2 Fits?
Replies: 22
Views: 24683

Anyone know if a Accelero S1 (Rev 2) fits a 5750? I have one at the moment on my 3870 but I would like to upgrade (need 3 monitors, infrequent PC gamer as well).

The Club 3D/PowerColor ones seem to have an S1 but I don't have know if it's been modified. They are not available in the UK still.
by tutu
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB
Replies: 50
Views: 76431

Thanks for the two reviews. I am really looking for information on which is simply the quietest of the drives - there are some specs (DBA) but I don't know in this review if that is manufacturer specced or not. According to that site, the WD is quieter by 2 DB - but how that fares in the real world ...
by tutu
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB
Replies: 50
Views: 76431

I found a german review fot the hdd: http://www.tech-review.de/include.php?path=content/content.php&contentid=8559 Seems that it is fast (4 5400 u/min) and quiet. Which one is quieter? Does the review say? The google translator says the F3 is "calm" but the WD20EADS is "for a silent machine most li...
by tutu
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB
Replies: 50
Views: 76431

Thanks. There really needs to be a new roundup of 2TB drives - the price has come down lots in the UK now.
by tutu
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB
Replies: 50
Views: 76431

What about noise? :oops:
by tutu
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 49335

Here are some actual noise graphs!!!

http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/16393/11

Still have to wait till end of Feb to get one in the UK. Hopefully they fixed the problem mentioned in the sticky tho
by tutu
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 49335

Yes. If you can click Add to Cart, it's in stock. Thanks, thats good news. Now just have to wait for someone in the UK to get stock. As well as hope it doesn't suffer from any problems like the WD sticky up above. I have a Samsung F1 1TB at the moment (as a data drive) and it is quite fast and quie...
by tutu
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 49335

Sidrack Marinho wrote:Newegg just added the 2 TB drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822136344
Is it in stock? Just wondering when it will actually be available.
by tutu
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4850 - Better Cooling/Better Performer!
Replies: 20
Views: 7125

Well if the stock cooler doesn't have any heatsinks on the VRM then I would assume it would just be the same If I replace the stock cooler with a S1 and stick a low volt fan on it?

Except it would be much quieter and cooler. Please correct me if I am wrong!!
by tutu
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4850 - Better Cooling/Better Performer!
Replies: 20
Views: 7125

XSAlliN wrote:No it doesn't, once you remove the original cooler the card is naked. :)
Damn. Maybe adding a slipstream at 5v would be less hassle than adding heatsinks to the VRMs instead of a passive solution
by tutu
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4850 - Better Cooling/Better Performer!
Replies: 20
Views: 7125

Does the 4850 not come with pre-applied VRM/RAM heatsinks? I'm thinking of upgrading from a 3870 with S1 to a 4850 with S1. Could I just take the cooler off the 3870, slap on some MX-2 and be done with it?

Planning on running passively. I didn't bother to replace the 3870's VRM heatsinks.
by tutu
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Powercolor HD 4850 SCS3
Replies: 7
Views: 4463

Whens it out?
by tutu
Wed May 07, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309505

Are you using them in SATA-II/NCQ mode? The same thing happened to me. The boot drive doesn't show anything in HD Tune regarding serial number etc. when in this mode. In SATA-I mode it reports everything. Speedfan continues to work fine so I guess its a HD Tune bug. OR a bug with the SATA driver inc...
by tutu
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help me with some good and silent DVD+-RW.
Replies: 33
Views: 15429

I've moved my SATA drive to the JMicron controller (in IDE mode) on my Gigabyte and moved my HDDs to SATA-II/NCQ mode on the Intel. I've updated the firmware on the LG to YL03. Installed AnyDVD HD and PowerDVD 8 (upgraded from 7). Now it would seem my LG is now quiet! I can hear it spin up when the ...
by tutu
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P182 availability in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 2254

I generally go with eBuyer or scan (through avforums discount) because I can get free shipping and the prices are usually lower than OcUK.

There is always the odd part however. I had to get my TRUE from OcUK as they were the only ones with stock at the time.
by tutu
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P182 availability in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 2254

eBuyer take things off their site when there out of stock. I wouldn't get it from OcUK - it's more like overpricers these days.
by tutu
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309505

What version of Matrix Storage Manager did you use? Usually when I install Vista 64 I do not need drivers on install, but later when I install this , it'll say it's older than what's currently installed. I say overwrite the newer ones and things like eSATA start working. Version: 7.8.0.1012 Did you...
by tutu
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309505

I can't get these things to go into UDMA-7 Mode. I've used ES Tool are it says max mode is Mode 7 which is OK. I've got AHCI set in the BIOS and I have reinstalled Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit. It didn't ask for any drivers and detected the drives fine. I've then installed the Intel Chipset Driver which...
by tutu
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309505

Eeeffff... just ordered two of these drives from e-buyer. Most or all hard-drives I've bought before have come packed in a cardboard boxes with oodles of foam. These came in what can only be described as a glorified jiffy bag. The drives themselves are inside one of the usual clear plastic protecti...
by tutu
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive ATI HD3650 - PowerColor 3650 or Club3D 3650?
Replies: 32
Views: 20464

In my P182 it ran about 44c (ish from memory) on the desktop. I sent it back however as I picked up a 3870 XT second hand for a decent price and fitted a S1.
by tutu
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309505

I've done a full scan using ES Tool on my 1TB - passed all tests, no errors. Same for my 320.
by tutu
Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 309505

Sorry, I didn't realize the GBP is so cheap these days. It free falled last months, a bit more and it's on parity with the Eur. However, not sure if it's a deal any more, regardless of price. It is if you live in the UK :D Got my 1TB drive today. I've been using the 320 for a while as my boot drive...