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by behr
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Could you suggest 2TB 2.5" or 2-4TB 3.5" silent hard drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 5452

Re: Could you suggest 2TB 2.5" or 2-4TB 3.5" silent hard dri

2TB SSD is $300, 2TB HDD is $70.

This drive will be mostly for storage. But, I will also install operating system on it to use from time to time.
by behr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Could you suggest 2TB 2.5" or 2-4TB 3.5" silent hard drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 5452

Could you suggest 2TB 2.5" or 2-4TB 3.5" silent hard drive?

I'm thinking of buying a quiet regular hard drive for my desktop. The last quiet 3.5 hard drive that I had was Western Digital Green WD20EARS. I don't know how loud current Seagate and Western Digital drives are. I am guessing newer Western Digital Blue drives are better than the old green drives. S...
by behr
Mon May 23, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs
Replies: 48
Views: 23684

Re: Intel Core i3-2100T & Core i5-2400S Low Power CPUs

there is a 5C degree difference between 2100 and 2400. that can make a difference for building a fanless system. it would be interested in compare them in a desktop maybe with 1 fan at the exhaust, no other fans on the CPU or intake. you reviewed a fanless system a few days ago. if you still have th...
by behr
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is the biggest size 1 platter IDE ATA 3.5" drive right
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: What is the biggest size 1 platter IDE ATA 3.5" drive ri

Thanks for your response. I am looking for IDE drive, not SATA. The problem with Western Digital is they use different platters on the same model. If I could guarantee this as at least 2 platter, I would get it. They also have WD2500AAJB which is 250GB. But, if this is 1 platter I would prefer this ...
by behr
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is the biggest size 1 platter IDE ATA 3.5" drive right
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

What is the biggest size 1 platter IDE ATA 3.5" drive right

Hi:

I am looking for biggest capacity 1 platter 3.5" internal IDE ATA hard drive.

Thanks
by behr
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 41198

you should also include results with no fan, testing outside a case... makes passive cooling tests worthless, since inside a case with a single exhaust fan, you'll have more airflow and completely different end result. tests should be done in a case. nobody is using open. results would be different...
by behr
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 41198

you should also include results with no fan, maybe system being idle for a while and running some video and flash.
by behr
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling Test in Antec Solo
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

your temps are low. what hard drives, motherboard and power supply are you using?
by behr
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 293762

Re: SilenT3: A new SPCR-certified system from Anitec.

1. why didn't you use E8500/E8400 for the processor, is it the price or heat issue?

2. is it possible to replace the Momentus with 7200rpm notebook drive with similar noise?
by behr
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Kill A Watt readings
Replies: 6
Views: 2526

I used to think multi rail was better than single rail since power source would be independent in each rail. But, I researched after you mentioned. Some people say single rail might be better for high power systems. As you said, some multi rail power supplies maybe actually single rail. I think at l...
by behr
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Kill A Watt readings
Replies: 6
Views: 2526

Thank you for your suggestions. The problem I have with Antec True 380s is after a while PSU heats up and fan ramps up and becomes noisy. 1. I looked at the Antec Earthwatts before. I saw them at sale a few times. But, many people say they are loud. I am guessing it is similar to my Antec 380. 2. I ...
by behr
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Kill A Watt readings
Replies: 6
Views: 2526

Kill A Watt readings

Kill A Watt is showing at full load my computer is using around 166Watt/260VA. Power supply is Antec True 380s. I think it has efficiency 65%. I would like to buy a power supply quiter, cooler and more efficient. What would be the minimum watt I would need? What would be a safe watt with some levera...
by behr
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest 3.5" Harddrive
Replies: 10
Views: 2975

Are Travelstar 7K200 120gb or Travelstar 7K100 100gb single platter?
by behr
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest 3.5" Harddrive
Replies: 10
Views: 2975

klankymen wrote:if all you need is 80GB, why don't you just get a 2.5" hard-drive? up to 120GB size they are single-platter (very quiet), and 120gigs only cost 75$.
Is there any SATA 2.5" single platter 120 or 160gb drive?
by behr
Thu May 25, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Where to get Samsung SP80 hard disk with Nidec Motor?
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

I went to MicroCenter. All the SP80's they had had JVC motors. Only SP120's had
Nidec motor.

Do you know if Fry's, Best Buy or any other retail store carry SP80 drives under different brand?
by behr
Tue May 23, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Where to get Samsung SP80 hard disk with Nidec Motor?
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

Where to get Samsung SP80 hard disk with Nidec Motor?

I have a SP0812C with JVC motor which has a pitchy motor noise. It bothers me a little bit. Seek noise is so so. I wished it was quieter. I would like to buy another SP80 with nidec motor. But, all the ones I found are SP120. From the reviews, it seems like SP120 is louder than SP80. Where can I fin...
by behr
Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Any ATX 350W 12V/18A quite power supply less then $30?
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

OK, back to square one, I need to find cheap Seasonic.
by behr
Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Any ATX 350W 12V/18A quite power supply less then $30?
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

Thanks a lot for your reply. I was leaning towards Antec. I know that many power supplies are labeled quiet, but actually they are not. I am a bit suspicious of the 120mm bottom fans. My BIOS states that the temperature around my CPU is 40C. However, when I touch, CPU sink is pretty cold. 40C should...
by behr
Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Any ATX 350W 12V/18A quite power supply less then $30?
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

I was thinking of Thermaltake Silent PurePower TT-420AD at Newegg which comes to $38. Reviewers are saying it is quite, but I did not see it mentioned on this forum. I also do not want to have power supply with two fans. Antecs have good reputation too, but I do not see them mentioned here either. S...
by behr
Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Any ATX 350W 12V/18A quite power supply less then $30?
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

Thank you for your replies. I have found FSP300 series power supplies which are in my price range; however, they have 15A on 12V line. If I am not wrong, both Sparkle and AOPEN rebrands Fortron PSUs. FSP350 has 16A and comes around $50 including shipment. Also, I am concerned of the power supplies w...
by behr
Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Any ATX 350W 12V/18A quite power supply less then $30?
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

Any ATX 350W 12V/18A quite power supply less then $30?

Hi: I have been looking for a quite ATX power supply with more than 350W power and 18A output on 12V line for Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz PC. But, suggested Seasonic, Enermax, SilentX power supplies are more than $50. Is there any power supply with a few dB more noise than Seasonic for less than $30? Thank you.