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by tonyw
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 47607

WD20EADS Update

Hi guys, just found a preview of the new Western Digital 2.0 TB drive... can't wait! :)

http://hothardware.com/News/WD-2TB-Cavi ... e-Preview/
by tonyw
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any good 1TB drives? Samsung, WD, Hitachi all have trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 3626

I second bendit's comments. I own a WD 1TB GP drive and it's been fine, no problems.
by tonyw
Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 145381

I'll freely admit I'm not as hardcore as some with respect to absolutely needing to know the number of platters or spindle speeds. I like a quiet computer too, but at the end of the day my criteria for a hard drive is: (1) does it perform well, and (2) is it quiet? The RPM and number of platters are...
by tonyw
Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 145381

Looks like the Western Digital 1TB GreenPower is now available for retail sale: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... subcat=940

FYI, I have ordered from this site before as a Canadian without any problems.
by tonyw
Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 145381

Samsung drives are not available yet. Someone posted a link recently to a German web site that was listing a release date of October, which would be probably the third time its been delayed. I have ordered a (supposely pre-release version) of the Western Digital 1TB GreenPower drive, which should ar...
by tonyw
Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Looking for a new, SPCR-approved HD
Replies: 8
Views: 2845

I have the Hitachi 750GB model and am very happy with it. I don't have any acoustic measuring equipment, but noise levels seem comparable to the Western Digital 500GB 5000YS drive I have. I have also recently ordered the WD 1TB GreenPower drive, and have high hopes that it will be a quiet and cool p...
by tonyw
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 304400

Well, the Samsung 1TB is now supposedly in stock according to this French retailer: http://www.toutpourlamicro.com/article. ... rer=clubic

Hopefully it will arrive in North America (or even England) sometime soon!
by tonyw
Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anadtech has a nice db chart on today's large hds
Replies: 34
Views: 14820

BTW - did SPCR get out of the business of writing reviews? I was wondering the same thing. I remember how I used to read at least once a week reports about new coolers or any other component for that matter. Now, I only turn to silentpcreview when I have to see the usability of older components, wh...
by tonyw
Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 304400

I Google'd the search term "Samsung 1000gb" and came up with a few hits. This place in Germany appears to be selling it (at least several customers have reviewed it, so I think they are selling it): http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/Samsung_SpinPoint_F1_1000GB_16MB_SATA_II_HD102UJ_a260325.html All ...
by tonyw
Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25514

Hitachi makes a 750GB version of this drive, using four platters instead of the five that are needed for the 1TB model. It has not received nearly as much press as the 1TB model, but here it is: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-033-HI&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=768 (and FYI f...
by tonyw
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25514

I just got the 750GB version of this drive and am very happy with it. It's at least as quiet as my 500GB Western Digital drive :)
by tonyw
Tue May 22, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25514

Availability in Canada

Anitec Computers shows the Hitachi 1TB drives as in stock: http://www.anitec.ca/product/8878/hitac ... _drive_kit_/

... as does Infonec Computers: http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?mo ... &id=342492
by tonyw
Wed May 16, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scoop! Western Digital 7500AAKS 750GB drive
Replies: 7
Views: 2914

Scoop! Western Digital 7500AAKS 750GB drive

Hi all,

Looks like Western Digital has finally answered the large capacity bell: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =HD-144-WD

I have high hopes for this drive, as I have the WD 500GB RE16 drive and am very pleased with it :D
by tonyw
Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Troubleshooting a Socket A system
Replies: 15
Views: 4321

I agree with Andy. I think you've got a bad DOA replacement somewhere, and it's messing up your troubleshooting.
by tonyw
Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: SPCR component culture?
Replies: 18
Views: 9249

North American availability. Unless you're thinking of some site I'm not familiar with, most other dedicated "silencing" websites are EU based, so their users tend to talk more about products that they can get there. Hi, can you point me at these EU websites? I'm in the UK but SPCR is the only sile...
by tonyw
Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 review
Replies: 74
Views: 25305

Hello all, I found a cheaper price at Sharka Computers in the U.S.: http://sharkacomputers.com/zacn95ledcpu.html
by tonyw
Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 257057

Not dead yet, but...

Great thread guys, thanks! I've had a Phantom for about two months now, and it's been running great up until today. My Intel Active Monitor has gone off twice today, registering a warning that the power supply voltage has gone out of specified range. I checked my CPU temps and they're fine (mid-30ºC...