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by Edwood
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 60058

I've had my Seagates running in the high 40's and low 50's for years. And they all still work.

High 30's is perfect. I wouldn't worry about it.
by Edwood
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 60058

How are the temps with some airflow?

Edi: I guess I'll find out for myself. Just placed an order for a Velociraptor and Scythe 2.5" enclosure.
by Edwood
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 60058

Putting the who thing into a novibes barely did anything. It needs to be inside one of Scythe's rubber boxes, methinks. But take it off the frame and it's as smooth and sweet as a baby's cheek. That is good news for me since the 2.5" NoVibes is nearly impossible to find for sale in the USA. Hoping ...
by Edwood
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD guy on hard drive suspension: "It's horrible!"
Replies: 25
Views: 13487

They're just trying to justify that stupid Icepack Noise Amplifier.
by Edwood
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 60058

I hope the Bare Velociraptor fits the 2.5" Scythe enclosure with minimal modding. I'd then put the 2.5" Scythe into a 3.5" NoVibes. Heheh. Overkill, but why not? I would like to know if the production Velociraptor will have some kind of "Void Warranty" sticker or something that would prevent one fro...
by Edwood
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 77865

Hmm. Now that I've been using it for a bit, The fan is not nearly as noticeable when a meter away, and with it installed in place. I do like how well it dampens HDD noise and vibrations. I have a 7200.11 1TB SATA drive in it, and it's pretty quiet (not silent, but it's pretty good). If the room is t...
by Edwood
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 87915

Basically a fancy overpriced non-case.

DIY version = box fan, dowel rod cut into four pieces, and a sheet of cardboard.
by Edwood
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 77865

Antec hasn't fixed a thing.

Just bought a new one from Fry's today. The fan is pretty noisy, it has a low constanting buzzing noise. Back it goes to Fry's. Their lenient return policy is why I bought it from Fry's.

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLFS Previews
Replies: 89
Views: 31699

Is there a sticker or something that would indicate the 2.5" drive being removed from the 3.5" sled?

So the Velociraptor is quieter than the WD6400AAKS? Even seek noises?

If so, the Velociraptor will be on my short list for a must buy.

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLFS Previews
Replies: 89
Views: 31699

So, did anyone buy one? I'm wondering if it will fit in the 2.5" Scythe box.

-Ed
by Edwood
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 65069

Re: WD6400AAKS released

I read in the reviews on newegg about for Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AACS 500GB that: "Do NOT attempt to use this drive for your OS, gaming, or real-time applications that may need to access the drive periodically. I was having an issue with 1-2 second freezes every few minutes while web brows...
by Edwood
Tue May 27, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLFS Previews
Replies: 89
Views: 31699

When is SPCR going to be getting their hands on one to review?
by Edwood
Wed May 14, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLFS Previews
Replies: 89
Views: 31699

Poor you then. In 1997 I was playing Total Annihilation online with people who were using SCSI drives and dual Pentium Pro and Pentium II processors to load levels faster. TA shows a progress bar for every player in the game on the loading screen, and people with crappy computers held everyone else...
by Edwood
Fri May 09, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLFS Previews
Replies: 89
Views: 31699

I'm more worried about the seek noise. The idle noise is apparently pretty quiet.
by Edwood
Thu May 08, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000BLFS Previews
Replies: 89
Views: 31699

When is the Velociraptor supposed to be available in the USA for sale?

When is SCPR labs getting theirs for review? :)
by Edwood
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Bending Accelero heatpipes to get it to fit smaller case
Replies: 34
Views: 30671

Very nice! Does it fit? Thanks. I dont know if it will fit. I didnt put it on the card. I dont use that card. Just bend the S2 it for you to show you its possible. :) Some minor tweaking/bending may be necessary but it looks like it will fit. Doesnt it? Looks very clean for bending by hand, looks v...
by Edwood
Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Bending Accelero heatpipes to get it to fit smaller case
Replies: 34
Views: 30671

Very nice!

Does it fit?

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Bending Accelero heatpipes to get it to fit smaller case
Replies: 34
Views: 30671

Yeah, I was thinking of doing a more gradual bend overall, so that it would be more a wave / J curve, so that that there is no need to remove any fins.

-Ed
by Edwood
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja Worries
Replies: 25
Views: 7121

I have the "Minja" installed on my E8400 and Abit IP35 Pro. Prefect fit. I have plenty of height clearance in my D.Vine HTPC case as well. I've ordered the TR Bolt Thru kit, as I would like the improved performance from better clamping pressure, and the peace of mind as well. I dislike those new pus...
by Edwood
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 65069

Just installed both the 640 double platter and 320 single platter in my system at the same time. They are both suspended. I cannot hear them over my main system fan at all, seeks are barely audible (I have to put my ear within a foot of the case). I am very impressed. But this means the fan noise is...
by Edwood
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD to release 320GB platter drives
Replies: 49
Views: 28412

WD6400AAKS just arrived. Going to install it soon.

-Ed
by Edwood
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Buy Nvidia 8600GTS now, or wait for 9600GT ?
Replies: 30
Views: 15854

Just fired up my new E8400 system with the 8600GT. Holy crap, the fan is loud in the 8600GT. Nvidia simply does not care to include any fan speed management in the hardware itself, unlike ATi. I will definitely be ripping the stock cooler off tomorrow and put my old AC VM-101 on it. When the Acceler...
by Edwood
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Orochi now at Jabtech.
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

When is Scythe going to learn to include bolt through mounting with their 1kg+ Heatsinks. :roll:
by Edwood
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Buy Nvidia 8600GTS now, or wait for 9600GT ?
Replies: 30
Views: 15854

I ended up with the 8600GT, because I got it really cheap at a Best Buy Clearance sale.

Buys me plenty of time to upgrade to whatever later on.

Now if only the Accelero s1 rev2 were in stock...

-Ed
by Edwood
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 65069

Will there be a firmware update for the 320GB version to fix the slow access times?

I placed an order for one 640GB drive hopefully it's as quiet as the 320GB one.
by Edwood
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Bending Accelero heatpipes to get it to fit smaller case
Replies: 34
Views: 30671

Bending Accelero heatpipes to get it to fit smaller case

Anyone bend the Accelero heatpipes to get it to fit a lower profile case like HTPC cases?

Would like to see pics.

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Full Vista Aero Glass Support with Lowest Power Usage?
Replies: 20
Views: 5521

I ended up with a 8600GT. Should be enough for Vista. :p

Going to try to use Coolbits to underclock it for regular use.

-Ed
by Edwood
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 2/21 NewEgg newsletter - Kill-a-Watt for $20 shipped
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

Shipping and tax kills the deal for me.
by Edwood
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD to release 320GB platter drives
Replies: 49
Views: 28412

kurtg wrote:Do you have an idea about the vibration level of the WD320 drive ?
Very little in idle. Nearly as little as a faster laptop drive.
by Edwood
Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD to release 320GB platter drives
Replies: 49
Views: 28412

I haven't used Western Digital drives in some time. Sad to see that the legacy four pin molex power connector is no longer there, so the WDSC50RCW SecureConnect SATA connector won't work with it. I just powered up one of the drives. WOW. Absolutely the quietest 3.5" hard drive I've ever used. Idle n...