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by marcvip
Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 96285

by marcvip
Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 96285

I don't think the Thanko keyboard is available for sale in the US anymore?

http://www.dynamism.com/silent-keyboard/main.shtml
by marcvip
Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 471
Views: 629272

I don't think the Thanko keyboard is available for sale in the US anymore?

http://www.dynamism.com/silent-keyboard/main.shtml
by marcvip
Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 471
Views: 629272

Guys if you want the quietest keyboard and mouse go for the Thanko....I also have the lenovo Ibm keyboard which is quieter than most keyboards but nowhere near the Thanko
by marcvip
Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 96285

qviri wrote:
marcvip wrote:any comments?
The IBM has a decently sized space bar :lol:
True dat...but it personally didn't bother me...the effort increase took longer to get used to
by marcvip
Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 96285

Ok...here's the scoop...I now have the thanko and this lenovo Ibm keyboard and the thanko is about 10 time quieter.....the ibm is quieter than any standard keyboard but it is not as dramatic and the Thanko....if quiet is a concern Thanko is it...the only drawback is a 20% increase in keystroke effor...
by marcvip
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 96285

I bought the Japanese THANKO keyboard a while back which is very quiet...and just purchased the Lenovo IBM keyboard discussed on this thread....I'm planning to compare both...
by marcvip
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 471
Views: 629272

I've been using the THANKO keyboard and mouse for 1 month now and just love it.......the bottom line is this is the quietest keyboard and mouse on the market by FAR.....you cannot hear anything when using either....so there is a small price to pay......getting used to where some US keys are located ...
by marcvip
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 471
Views: 629272

I purchased the Thanko keyboard and mouse...we'll see how they perform. I've been using the THANKO keyboard and mouse for 1 week now and just love it.......the bottom line is this is the quietest keyboard and mouse on the market by FAR.....you cannot hear anything when using either....so there is a...
by marcvip
Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thanko "silent" keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 13402

I've been using the THANKO keyboard and mouse for 1 week now and just love it.......the bottom line is this is the quietest keyboard and mouse on the market by FAR.....you cannot hear anything when using either....so there is a small price to pay......getting used to where some US keys are located s...
by marcvip
Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thanko "silent" keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 13402

daba wrote:Hmm, it's not my taste. What other keyboards have you tried and compared this with?
I meant the THANKO keyboard
by marcvip
Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thanko "silent" keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 13402

I just bought the THANKO keyboard(and mouse)...will keep you posted on feedback
by marcvip
Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 96285

I bought the THANKO keyboard (and mouse) which should be the most quiet keyboard on the market...I will post back on feedback.
by marcvip
Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 471
Views: 629272

I purchased the Thanko keyboard and mouse...we'll see how they perform.
by marcvip
Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

Most of us don't have any SCSI drives at all. I have one, but it's an ancient 20meg dinosaur. Plenty of us have various brands of PATA and SATA drives, of course. So, you can hear the noise better when you hold your ear up next to it? Did wrapping the drive heavily in blankets reduce the noise at a...
by marcvip
Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

Hiya Mike. Marcvip has tried a different mobo, but not PSU or HDD's in someone elses PC. Andy Ok...I connected a SCSI drive on 3 different desktops....same problem so it is not the PSU nor the MOBO......can any of you connect any SCSI drive and put your ear next to it for 5 minutes you'll see what ...
by marcvip
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

andyb wrote:Appologies, I missed that one.

MOST PATA drives are OK. Seemingly older models.


Andy
Even seems as size might be a factor....do SATA and SCSI drives have "fluid dynamics" ?
by marcvip
Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 471
Views: 629272

So whats the bottom line...what is the most quiet keyboard and mouse?
by marcvip
Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

Well thats the FDB's ruled out then. So we have so far worked out, that the noise is ONLY there when using, SATA or SCSI devices. PATA drives are fine, FDB's are fine. Your motherboard is OK. Your PSU has not been ruled out. A combination of components has not been ruled out. Do you know someone wh...
by marcvip
Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is the most quiet keyboard on the market
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

What is the most quiet keyboard on the market

A keyboard where you can't hear keystrokes
by marcvip
Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

You're saying a specific load causes the psu to emit the frequency? Yes. As MikeC and others have said, sometimes it's a particular combination of electric components which interact with each other to produce electric whine. It can be very difficult and frustrating to diagnose the circumstances whi...
by marcvip
Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

I had performed your test and the frequency was so high with SCSI that it went past through the insolation/blankets of the drives... Did the amount of noise get reduced? Higher frequency noises should be blocked the easiest. The higher the frequency, the easier to block. I have the awarding winning...
by marcvip
Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

marcvip -- you have yet to answer the question most are asking here, one way or another: Have you localized the whine as coming from those drives? IE, are you sure it originates from the drives? I had performed your test and the frequency was so high with SCSI that it went past through the insolati...
by marcvip
Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

I thought I had your answer just then. I looked up the SCSI drive, and found it to have FDB's however, from my experience of D740X's they dont have FDB's. I then did a bit of googling, and some do/some dont, do your drives have FDB's.??? I also searched Wikipedia for FDB info, it does not mention h...
by marcvip
Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

the noise is not from the motherboard because when the drive is disconnected the frequency stops (cannot be heard) Please reread MikeC's explanation and follow his advice to test for his (and others) suspicions. As he notes, electronic whine may depend on exactly what equipment is hooked up. Others...
by marcvip
Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

I'm now running two 80GB Maxtor D740X-6L 7200rpm UDMA 133 ....with no problems....still don't know why the others produce a very high ultrasound frequency I could only get the Diamond MAX 10 160G to work for me in a smartdrive. I thought all of the other SATA 1 drives that I had purchased (and retu...
by marcvip
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

I'm now running two 80GB Maxtor D740X-6L 7200rpm UDMA 133 ....with no problems....still don't know why the others produce a very high ultrasound frequency
by marcvip
Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

Dude I am certain its electronics causing the noise. That's my thought as well. Since the Smart Drive didn't stop the "noise," we must be discussing a PSU coil whine or similar problem. Do you have a different PSU to test? If I disconnect the Hard drives there is no high frequency(cannot be heard)....
by marcvip
Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

I tried an old(2000) Ultra ata 40GB Western Digital...No problem as well

The only difference I see is 8MB cache VS 2MB and they are half the size as the problematic ones...
by marcvip
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15330

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