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by Edwood
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Bluefront HD suspension ... New.
Replies: 14
Views: 5907

How is it any more secure than elastic when tipping your case on it's side or transporting? Are the drives secured by a friction fit?

At least they are simple to remove.

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital GP WD5000AACS any quieter than WD7500AACS?
Replies: 4
Views: 4017

Western Digital GP WD5000AACS any quieter than WD7500AACS?

Is the 500GB version (2 platters) any quieter than the 750GB version (3 platters)?

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mini Review of 3 SSD's--Samsung, Sandisk and Mtron
Replies: 13
Views: 5480

Thanks for the high end review.

SSD prices need to be cut in half before I'll even consider them.

A 64GB Mtron would be on my short list to buy if it was at least $600 or less.

But $1200+? No thanks. I'd rather get really creative with silencing two Raptors in RAID 0.

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SmartDrive2002, still king?
Replies: 18
Views: 7089

Yes, but it is missing the SmartDrive2002.

-Ed
by Edwood
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SmartDrive2002, still king?
Replies: 18
Views: 7089

I'm wondering if the Scythe Quiet Drive will be an improvement over the SmartDrive2002.

It's nearly half the price of the SilentDrive2002C as well.

What's the "quietest" Raptor out there now? Relatively speaking, of course. ;)

-Ed
by Edwood
Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SmartDrive2002, still king?
Replies: 18
Views: 7089

Anyone try a Raptor in a SmartDrive2002?

I'm thinking of getting a Raptor, but not sure if the SmartDrive2002 will just bake it.

-Ed
by Edwood
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

Seriously, I know I'm not the only one to be burned by the defective SilentMaxx proSilence PSU's. Are all of you perfectly OK with having a Null and Void warranty due to bankruptcy, and then SilentMaxx shows up with a new distributor, but you have still have (or don't have) an expensive paperweight?...
by Edwood
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

jaganath wrote:In before the lock. :D
Glad to see we can help you increase your post count. :roll:

-Ed
by Edwood
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

they already have a history where their distributor went bankrupt, This does not influence the chance the current distributor goes out of business, so it is irrelevant. I have already contacted Quiet PC, the current distributor for SilentMaxx, and asked them what their warranty policy is. And in th...
by Edwood
Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

Chill, both of you, or this gets locked. Sorry if I came off harsh, but I have little tolerance for someone crapping in a thread and basically trying to negate the fact that people got screwed by a company, whether it be indirectly, the end result is the same. People bought a product that failed wi...
by Edwood
Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

So yes, you are saying that a SilentMaxx products sold through a distributor is not fully supported or warrantied through SilentMaxx, and is only warrantied by the reseller. Yes, but that is not something special for Silentmaxx. That is true for most things you can buy that are manufactured abroad....
by Edwood
Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 84078

sadly i dont play mine much - its just too loud - drives me nuts - good thing everyone here should understand that... Its the dvd drive - everything else is tolerable. Microsoft is begging us to put this in the living room...but its just too damn loud. no digg. If someone can quiet the dvd i could ...
by Edwood
Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

I'm not arguing for the sake of arguing. I'm arguing for the fact that on SPCR it is the habit to make sensible statements that are based on logic. Your personal cruisade against Silentmaxx is not based on logic, but on emotion. You dealt with a company. They went out of business, which caused a pr...
by Edwood
Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

Oh, you're calling names now :roll: Actually I'm not a fan of Silentmaxx. They don't sell anything I can use. Again, you argue useless semantics that only point to you liking to argue for the sake of arguing, and throwing out the baby with the bath water. The point is a SilentMaxx product was offer...
by Edwood
Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

I understand the issue. You obviously don't. Are you deliberately trying to justify SilentMaxx's dealings in the US? Silentmaxx never had any dealings in the US. That is the part you don't want to understand. The problem is not that you won't ever buy products from Silentmaxx again. The problem is ...
by Edwood
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

Yes, but imagine if ARM still distributes and has their products resold with another company. You think many people that were screwed originally flock to the new reseller to buy ARM products? -Ed Are you deliberately misunderstanding what we try to tell you? To take your response to my example: ARM...
by Edwood
Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

so by that measure you should really only by products from distributors that are guaranteed not to go out of business within the warranty period of the product? That requires far more crystalball gazing than I'm capable of. You always run that risk with smaller companies/brands. If you really think...
by Edwood
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

Perhaps they did business in the US in the past, but that is no longer true. If can show me a US web site (or even one in English) for Silentmaxx I will be very impressed. Doing business in the US is not the same as someone importing their products and selling them in the US. Antec does do business...
by Edwood
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 260501

Phantom 350 Bought from Provantage.com in Early 2005. Still works perfectly. No coil buzz or high pitched whine. System: Athlon 64 3500+ Thermalright XP-120 w/ Papst 120mm Asus A8V Deluxe 3GB of RAM ATi X800XT PE SB Audigy 2 Seagate 'Cuda V 120GB LiteOn 16x DVD-rom Ducted Papst 120mm case fan. Ahani...
by Edwood
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silentmaxx Fanless 400W MX460-PFL01 power supply
Replies: 30
Views: 129748

I suggest that everyone follow Edwood's link to learn more about his experience. It would appear that he got screwed when Silentmaxx' old distributor went belly-up. As far as I can tell, it was the warranty from the distributor that was not honoured. Silentmaxx itself is a German company, and would...
by Edwood
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

Still no excuse.

They still do business in the US.

Antec is not a US company either, but they have a US headquarters, not just a two bit distributor.

I won't touch SilentMaxx products. Not only did it not work, they don't back up their shoddy work.


-Ed
by Edwood
Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

Edwood, I know you are pretty frustrated about this. But try to look at it from a distance. It looks like their old US importer went out of business (for whatever reason). The new importer nor the manufacturer in europe have any reason to honor a warranty from the old US importer. That is simply th...
by Edwood
Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Bad, SilentMaxx, Bad!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 33186

I almost forgot about this thread, but just to update, nothing ever got resolved. Even with SiliconAcoustics looking into it, SilentMaxx never ever contacted me again. They never returned the proSilence 350 I sent to them. I will never ever touch a SilentMaxx product ever again. I currently have an ...
by Edwood
Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silentmaxx Fanless 400W MX460-PFL01 power supply
Replies: 30
Views: 129748

SilentMaxx is a Fraudulant Company!!!

Has everyone forgotten about SilentMaxx and their shady dealings? Their craptacular fanless PSU's known as the proSilence series? Long story short, they don't return phone calls, emails, and DID NOT HONOR THEIR WARRANTY. I RMA'd a dead proSilence 350, they took posession of it, and that was the end ...
by Edwood
Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: proSilence / Silentmaxx Fanless PCS-350W User Poll
Replies: 1
Views: 3932

I'm going to bump this old poll, since there is a review about a new SilentMaxx Product. They are a shady company that more or less RMA'd my defective proSilence 350, and then ignored me. Ignored phone calls, emails, in fact, I didn't know the company even still existed in the US until now. This pol...
by Edwood
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AOpen i855GMEm-LFS compatible with Pentium M 765?
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

No kidding, the only answer I got from the forum was "Ask Dr. Open." :rolleyes:

Oh, and no answer from Dr. Open yet.

I got the 756 anyways, so I'll find out myself for sure. But seeing as how I OC'd my 735 to 2GHz, I don't see how the 765 would not work.

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AOpen i855GMEm-LFS compatible with Pentium M 765?
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Well, it should work, I guess I'll find out for myself.

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AOpen i855GMEm-LFS compatible with Pentium M 765?
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

AOpen i855GMEm-LFS compatible with Pentium M 765?

Is the i855GMEm-LFS compatible with Pentium M 765 (Dothan 2.1GHz 2MB Cache 400MHz FSB)?

I tried asking in AOpen's forum, but they weren't helpful. And uh, wtf is up with their stupid Dr. Open thing? Does anyone know AOpen's tech support email? They don't list one.


-Ed
by Edwood
Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 84078

Microsoft's iron grip on the licensing of their components pretty much eliminates any possibility of swapping out the DVD drive for a quieter one. Only way to quiet it down is to put it inside a "muffling" box or some other enclosure. Otherwise, unless all you play is the XBox Live Arade and demos, ...
by Edwood
Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Xbox silencing thread - updated with photos!
Replies: 36
Views: 23981

Now the real challenge would be to silence an XBox 360. It is absolutely the loudest thing in my condo. Especially with the DVD drive spinning for standard games.

-Ed