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by jimmyzaas
Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacing Sonata Elite
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: Replacing Sonata Elite

I'm in the same situation. Perhaps you should mention your system specs cuz you'll have different cooling needs depending on your components. My Problems are as follows. FT02, it's nice and all but no thought has been put into those hard drive cages. There is no space between them. So if I shove in ...
by jimmyzaas
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case
Replies: 18
Views: 12495

Re: Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case

I'm told the front door isn't magnetic and from many forum posts, I've read the doors are hard to open and the clips that hold the door in place is fragile and break easily. Did you experience this with your sample? Also, did you sample have loose side panels? Are the 550d side panels better than th...
by jimmyzaas
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter?
Replies: 24
Views: 45072

Re: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter

The manufacturers will deny that it does but from all the RMAs that ppl are making on the green drives, I feel it does affect the life of the unit. I mean they specify that the unit can last 300,000 head parks but in a couple months, the head parks get into the millions. Surely, something is wrong t...
by jimmyzaas
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 - Warning about cheap plastic tabs.
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Antec P183 - Warning about cheap plastic tabs.

He was talking about the front fan grill/door, not the front panel. This is interesting because the front fan grill is already pretty open on a P183. I'm not sure why you need to cut it to be any more open. The P182, on the other hand, is a different story. Could you not have called Antec for a warr...
by jimmyzaas
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3700BQE still effective?
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Antec 3700BQE still effective?

I had this case in 2006. It was noisier and does not cool as well as the P150/Solo that replaced it. Not to mention, it looks like crap as well. I would suggest getting the Fractal R3 or Corsair 550d if you want more silence. That being said, looks like you are running onboard video and ssds. So you...
by jimmyzaas
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 361540

Re: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?

I was unable to disable head parking with the WD30EZRS WD Green 3TB using WDIDLE3 1.0.5. Basically, using the wdidle3 /d switch and then running wdidle3 /r shows that the feature is disabled, but it had 0 effect. The LLC count went from 0 - 77 in 8 hours when the hard drive was not yet formatted and...
by jimmyzaas
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter?
Replies: 24
Views: 45072

Re: AAM/APM for Seagate Barracuda 3T (ST3000DM001) 3-platter

Thanks for this post. Was really deciding between this Seagate and the cheaper WD Green 3TB because Seagate seems to have better reviews. The head parking nonsense was the deal breaker for me.. at least with the WD, I can lengthen the time or disable it.
by jimmyzaas
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo II is not too bad
Replies: 14
Views: 4934

Re: Antec Solo II is not too bad

Looks like it still uses those crappy power/reset buttons. Ruins what is otherwise a good case. After switching to Silverstone, I have seen the light.
by jimmyzaas
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 361540

So, after having this WD 640 Green running non-stop for the past 11 months (8214 hours according to the SMART reading), if I'm reading the SMART report correctly, it has only parked the heads (15HEX = 21DEC) 21 times. Is that correct, or am I reading something wrong? Wow! Either the head parking is...
by jimmyzaas
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 361540

My WD20EADS Experience

I recently decided to purchase a WD20EADS despite the LCC problem. It was either that or the Samsung F2 (Seagate = poor reviews). Given my luck with Samsung HDDs, I was really only left with one choice. After reading pages upon pages of threads on the LCC issue, it occurred to me that the issue was ...
by jimmyzaas
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 99945

I hope SPCR reviews the RV02 or FT02 soon and directly compare it to the RV01. I'm praying that my RV01 don't fall behind too much. I'm a bit worried to see how bittech rated the rv02's cooling. Maybe their cables were cluttered right on top of the fans. Hell maybe they sat the sucker on a furry rug...
by jimmyzaas
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Low temp 3.5 HDD 1 to 1.5 TB drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

I will look into that EcoGreen, however I haven't been having much luck with Samsung drives. It will be run on a Thermaltake BlacX dock.. so more than half the drive will be naked to open air. I might want to run from a few hours to a few days on this dock. Like you, based on what I've seen from the...
by jimmyzaas
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Low temp 3.5 HDD 1 to 1.5 TB drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

Low temp 3.5 HDD 1 to 1.5 TB drive

Hi, Any of you know if there is a 3.5" hard drive greater than 1 TB that does not heat up too much in open air? For example, I have my Samsung F1 in a BlacX dock. In around half an hour (ok.. maybe I exaggerate), the drive would be burning hot. Are slow spinning 1.5TB WD Greens cool in open air? Are...
by jimmyzaas
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD reliability vs. WD, Seagate
Replies: 22
Views: 6900

2 of 2 Samsungs failed for me. Well, both developed bad sectors. My hdds are always actively cooled and well spaced. HD103LJ and HD753LJ They seem to be fine for data storage but fails if you need to run an OS on it. I only trust WD Blacks now even with their higher noise profile. Although no WD uni...
by jimmyzaas
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F3 series - 500GB per platter - 7200RPM - 500GB/1TB
Replies: 169
Views: 125183

Do you have any more data on the F1 DOA's? I have used and recommended those drive since they came out, with almost no problems whatsoever except the 750GB version. Not hard data in the sense of a detailed analysis. From newegg user reports (make of it what you wish) and the lack of sales of F1 loc...
by jimmyzaas
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is Dell 2209WA a safe buy with regard to noise?
Replies: 11
Views: 6022

I also own one of these and I can attest that it makes no noise in a very quiet room.

They did disappear for a while but it seems Dell brought them back. Magnificent screens.
by jimmyzaas
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 99945

Re: raised bottom

Not sure where you got that number, but the FT02 will be about 61.6cm deep. Why to stop to only one dimension if you know also the rest of them? Sorry, the prototype case had dimensions of: 212mm (W) x 497mm (H) x 616mm (D) This may change slightly (a couple of millimeters) in the production versio...
by jimmyzaas
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silent PC? Antec, Raven or something else?
Replies: 45
Views: 14302

Will you guys also review the new Fortress? That looks like a very good alternative to the Raven. (More hdd space)
by jimmyzaas
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Raven EATX Tower Case
Replies: 29
Views: 15179

I got the original Raven because it was on sale with free shipping and I love the blackbird look. It is the biggest case I've ever owned in my life. It's almost as tall as my desk! The box is as big as that of my flat screen TV! To be fair, I expected it to be tall, but it is super long as well. I w...
by jimmyzaas
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Unusual case idea: extra power switch
Replies: 11
Views: 2604

The nicer way would be a wireless/infrared remote to turn the sucker on. I think some of the htpc cases have that remote. some boards don't support wake from USB keyboards because the bios turns off the usb ports. I know my gigabyte board doesn't. Your best bet would be to put it to S3 sleep. That u...
by jimmyzaas
Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo....BROKEN POWER and RESET BUTTONS!!
Replies: 41
Views: 32649

You should ask Antec to ship you the new Solo clothing elastic bands. There's no charge anyway. You can also take MikeC's advice and go to a fabric store to get clothing elastic. I paid like 2 bucks for several meters. I like that foam idea.. I think I'll do the same with my case.. it'll probably ge...
by jimmyzaas
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet E-ATX Case for Music Studio
Replies: 13
Views: 4456

The Silverstone Raven, despite its gaming appearance, is amazingly quiet and provides excellent cooling. Great fans. Two newer versions of this rotated mobo case (with ports on top instead of back) were shown at Computex; one is a more conventional understated Silverstone box. The Antec P193 is als...
by jimmyzaas
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo....BROKEN POWER and RESET BUTTONS!!
Replies: 41
Views: 32649

Having broken my reset button after only 4 uses, I found another flaw with these damn buttons. Vibrations. When I am burning a DVD at 16x or higher, the case would emit a rattling sound. At first, I didn't know what it was and blamed the burner. I soon realized that the button was vibrating and simp...
by jimmyzaas
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 Reviewed
Replies: 41
Views: 13888

For the amount they are charging, wouldn't it be a better choice to buy a Coolermaster Cosmos S? In terms of looks and feature-wise, that's a winner. I dunno about the silence aspect of it though.

Cosmos S only costs roughly 50 bucks more but it looks so awesome in comparison.
by jimmyzaas
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 312934

We've put more than 70 F1 1TB drives in service the last year, with a grand total of ONE failed drive, which was DOA. So its safe to say that the 1TB variant is pretty good. However, the track record with the 750GB drives are not that good, with a substantially higher failure rate. I suspect proble...
by jimmyzaas
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 312934

My Samsung HD753LJ now has a Reallocated Sector Count of 97, where the threshold is 10. According to Speedfan's explanation, "your hard disk has 151 reallocated sectors (this value is very large and your hard disk should be replaced)". Can anyone explain to me what that is? I would assume 97 is a pe...
by jimmyzaas
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 312934

I purchased the 1TB model today. My vendor was asking which chipset I was using. Apparently, this drive is incompatible with nvidia chipsets.

Could this be the reason for the complaints?
by jimmyzaas
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 PSU fan orientation
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

I'm curious, is there a gigantic hole at the bottom of the case right below the psu? Or is the psu just raised and the air drawn is still coming from the front? I'm only worried about dust clogging up the psu if there is indeed a giant hole at the bottom of the case and the psu sucks the air from ou...
by jimmyzaas
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 PSU fan orientation
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

P182 PSU fan orientation

Hi,

Which way is more optimal (temperature wise) for mounting a psu inside a P182? Fan facing upwards or downwards? Is there a dust filter for the psu intake if one decides to have it face downwards? Dust is a pretty big concern in my room.

Thanks,

James
by jimmyzaas
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 80143

MX-1 continues to disappoint me. Noise aside.. there is some serious QC issues. I forgot to turn it off last night after a backup. The hard drive WD5000AAKS was baked and was hot to touch. Turns out the fan stopped spinning. Now it won't spin if you turn the unit on without an hdd installed. Serious...