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by xen
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Vibration via cable (WD Scorpio Black 2.5")
Replies: 1
Views: 2949

Re: Vibration via cable (WD Scorpio Black 2.5")

Bracket means cage. The most annoying part is that one day it might not make any noise and the next it does because some cable got moved 0.5 mm ;-). There is very little room between the caddy and the cage (bracket) so you have something like -------------------- | | | |--------------| | | | -------...
by xen
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Vibration via cable (WD Scorpio Black 2.5")
Replies: 1
Views: 2949

Vibration via cable (WD Scorpio Black 2.5")

So I have this 7200 rpm 2.5" Scorpio Black HDD. It is attached to a caddy that normally slides without any rubbers into a bracket but I took some none-elastic cord and at least hung the thing without direct fixed attachment, ie. it hangs from the ropes and that generally is quiet enough to not pass ...
by xen
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ability to speak on the internet
Replies: 3
Views: 7147

Re: Ability to speak on the internet

Yeah. Thanks. This site existed in the days when the web was still normal, and that doesn't have to be more than 10 years ago or even shorter. It started some 4-5 years ago. But I have been locked up somewhere for a year. When in 2014 everything was still fine for me, but I already had the feeling t...
by xen
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ability to speak on the internet
Replies: 3
Views: 7147

Ability to speak on the internet

I just want to rant a little here. Back in the day all forums used to be functional forums like this. Today, many times not only has the software been "upgraded" to something non-functional (new visual styles that are very hard to use) but also in many places freedom of speech has gone by the waysid...
by xen
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: building standbykiller from older AC/switch device
Replies: 3
Views: 3752

Re: building standbykiller from older AC/switch device

Thank you for your reply.

I don't have a computer I can turn off so that the monitor will also go off, that is all. This monitor, I turn it off in isolation and also it goes into standby in isolation.
by xen
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: building standbykiller from older AC/switch device
Replies: 3
Views: 3752

Re: building standbykiller from older AC/switch device

I am trying to create an electrical diagram of what I know, so bear with me... I will edit this post to include the image later okay. So I created like two schematics thus far. The problem is that I want to use a capacitor to delay the activation of the circuit, but because of the high resistances i...
by xen
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: building standbykiller from older AC/switch device
Replies: 3
Views: 3752

building standbykiller from older AC/switch device

So I am trying to create a digital circuit for a certain standby-killer purpose. This is a Goobay wireless AC switch: http://www.xen.dds.nl/f/i/transparents/1-voudige-standby-killer-goobay.png I won't show the remote, too much trouble. The idea is two of these things on top of each other. The regula...
by xen
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: KVM from 2x to 2x.
Replies: 0
Views: 5638

KVM from 2x to 2x.

This is just a bit of an ugly picture of my (future) KVM setup. http://www.xen.dds.nl/f/i/diagrams/cubiq-setup_expanded_new.png Normally KVM is connecting one monitor and set of input devices to two computers. In my case I want one computer (set of input devices + monitor) to be able to control two ...
by xen
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: on internet forums
Replies: 2
Views: 3695

Re: on internet forums

I agree on the clickbait thing. Have you also noticed how sites like ZDNet have merged into a platform where the articles are now below each other on a scroll-through page. But the comment sections have also been put there in-line and it is a horrid mess of a system that is practically unusable and ...
by xen
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: on internet forums
Replies: 2
Views: 3695

on internet forums

Either I am becoming different or the world just stinks ;-). I guess there are plenty of good or reasonable English language forums. Typically however on many forums I run into fights with moderators that think they need to decide how other people should live. Not here, I have never had an issue her...
by xen
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec EDGE 550
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Re: Antec EDGE 550

If I had a replacement PSU I would probably already be sending this one back.... let them deal with it, you know. The units main selling point is silence. So, you can send it back if it is not. Although I would be more than eager to replace the fan myself, that's not how it works, apparently. I am c...
by xen
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec EDGE 550
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Re: Antec EDGE 550

The AnandTech review says the unit is quiet. The TechPowerUp review says nothing spectacular. This is a comment by a reader: I bought one of these. AND IM IMPRESSED I don't know why Johhny or whomever reviewed it said the operation is noisy. It isn't! This is a comment about the 650W version but it ...
by xen
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec EDGE 550
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Re: Antec EDGE 550

Of course I read them and I expected a noisy fan but not one making a ticking noise. Cause.... I have enough soldering equipment and tools and cables and whatnot to be able to reduce the voltage on it if I need to. What I cannot change, however, is ticking. So I don't know if the unit itself is faul...
by xen
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec EDGE 550
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Antec EDGE 550

So I got the long-awaited Edge 550 that I really just wanted to have or at least see. It is a huge unit it's really very big. The cables feel much better quality (better plastic) than the Corsair RM units, that's all I can say. Very happy with the cables although they "look" almost identical. I'd sa...
by xen
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: hum in Antec P180 mini
Replies: 4
Views: 2840

Re: hum in Antec P180 mini

There are two disks (raid 0) so I'd have to stack them but it's a bit hard to take the disks out at present.

Currently trying to stress test my system for something else :p.

I can keep the disks inside the "little cage" (twin mount) and put that on a sponge. Or some foam.
by xen
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: hum in Antec P180 mini
Replies: 4
Views: 2840

Re: hum in Antec P180 mini

Hi, thank you. I think it is even wonderful that someone alludes to knowing that they are not directly answering the question :p. These days too many people even lack such awareness. And then what often happens is that you have to fight them to no end to get the answer to the question you've asked.....
by xen
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: hum in Antec P180 mini
Replies: 4
Views: 2840

hum in Antec P180 mini

I have a P180 mini and the harddisks give a hum when the case is closed, I am pretty sure of it. The only other thing could be the front fan but it only runs at perhaps 800 rpm and I don't think it would produce such a low sound. Since the harddisks are basically already suspended in those rubber gr...
by xen
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My DIY fan controller
Replies: 3
Views: 2905

Re: My DIY fan controller

No responses, lol? Did I do something so stupid?
by xen
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Slow wifi speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9060

Re: Slow wifi speeds

It's a second hand. I have another router available but it is hard to test without additional devices.
by xen
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Slow wifi speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9060

Re: Slow wifi speeds

I seriously have faster internet (external) than I have wifi....i t is just ridiculous. Possible it is just the LevelOne access point. It's not a very trustworthy thing I have found in the past. It's this thing: http://global.level1.com/en/Wireless-AP-Extender/WAP-6110/p-3246.htm I've tried to get s...
by xen
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Slow wifi speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9060

Re: Slow wifi speeds

Again I'm sorry for the confustion but the NAS does not do the writing, it does the reading. It is writing to a mounted SMB share that it has mounted from the other device. It is that other device that gives: - about 8MB/s read/write over wire (100Mbit) - about 5MB/s read/write over wifi - this uses...
by xen
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Slow wifi speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9060

Re: Slow wifi speeds

To be clear the NAS is the client (Synology) and the other device is a cheap unit that I am trying to write to (2nd NAS you might say, I just call it network disk or something). It is the NAS (client) that has IO wait in the top screen. ------------------- High thank you. So assuming 1 out of 10 bit...
by xen
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Slow wifi speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9060

Re: Slow wifi speeds

Thanks. I don't have an android phone available...

Silly Microsoft stuff I have at present ;-) :(.

I will give it a shot if I can.
by xen
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Slow wifi speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9060

Re: Slow wifi speeds

It does see it as an N connection. Actually the router can't see it but the Access Point can. And it is easy to verify by turning the thing to N only.
by xen
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Slow wifi speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9060

Re: Slow wifi speeds

I have the thing (the backup disk) mounted over CIFS. I have no clue how fast the NAS is as a client. The backup disk is also a NAS but a different one. (Much simpler). I plan to use something like a RaspBerry to be able to PULL the data instead of it being sent to it. This would be much safer as we...
by xen
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Slow wifi speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 9060

Slow wifi speeds

I have this LevelOne Wifi AP that can run in client mode that I thought was really cool, but it barely even works. Well it does work I have just never seen Wifi speeds higher than 5MB/s. That's faster than 54Mbps but not by much. The thing is supposed to do 300Mbit / second. I have a TP-Link WDR1043...
by xen
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My DIY fan controller
Replies: 3
Views: 2905

Re: My DIY fan controller

Here is a close-up of the result at the card (in the computer): http://www.xen.dds.nl/f/i/projects/fan-controller-1/farther-result_cropped.jpg The shrink-wrap looks like a half-hard dick, which is why I don't like it. But as you can see I have just taken 2 wires out of the 4-pin housing and put it i...
by xen
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My DIY fan controller
Replies: 3
Views: 2905

My DIY fan controller

So I went ahead and crafted my first (easiest, safest) voltage controller. http://www.xen.dds.nl/f/i/projects/fan-controller-1/overview-controller_cropped.jpg Erm, this is a picture with its internals open. But all I can offer at this point is the complete overview picture of this graphics card: htt...
by xen
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: DIY voltage drop
Replies: 10
Views: 4232

Re: DIY voltage drop

I hadn't seen the "build your own fan controller" thread. My GPU is SO QUIET NOW it is unsettling. The fan now starts off at about 860 RPM (instead of 1580) and you just can't hear it, but then again my 7200 rpm 2.5" HDD is the loudest component now by far. I'm running in open case but with less air...
by xen
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: DIY voltage drop
Replies: 10
Views: 4232

Re: DIY voltage drop

I got some of the items I ordered. I am really good at screwing things up, and this time I used a screw for it. Actually a drill which is pretty much the same thing for this respect. I got these little boxes where you could put electronics into. They are only 35mmx35mm x 15mm high. Drilling in plast...