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by __Miguel_
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 949066

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

2nd picture (sort of ) shows that not much foam is actually in contact with drives. Oh, I saw that the drives were not completely covered. That might actually become a problem. I was just wondering if you noticed any increase in temps from covering the area you covered. plus, with the open 5.25 bay...
by __Miguel_
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 949066

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... : The green (ghetto) way!

Ive tried to explain this in a few other threads, but don't think it made that much sense without pictures. It took far longer to take and post these pics, than it did to silence these old PATA drives with some leftover packing foam. Interesting concept, indeed. I wonder how the drives are doing in...
by __Miguel_
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: TDP list for Intel chipsets
Replies: 48
Views: 121183

Re: TDP list for Intel chipsets

I see why they are really skimping out on motherboard heatsinks for a lot of boards now, they just barely need any dissipation. That's because the PCH is not really a "chipset" anymore, it's just the equivalent of the Southbridge of the days gone by. Since the Northbridge was "absorbed" into the CP...
by __Miguel_
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 949066

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

besides its always nice to let it hang freely :lol: OK, this is officially the thread with the most double entendres I have EVER participated on... lol but I have made some adjustments so I can still keep my hdd cage, more importantly tho jock strap is not quite so visible :wink: Wow, three-in-one ...
by __Miguel_
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 949066

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

Nice work guys but doubt you can outdo this... Behold the ultimate jock strap suspension mod Silenced my buzzing samsung for good!! :mrgreen: Not considering the lack of cable management on that case and the shivers the picture sends down my spine (not in a good way, if I may add :shock:) for knowi...
by __Miguel_
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: TDP list for Intel chipsets
Replies: 48
Views: 121183

I am only interested in knowing about the Intel CPU itself if the embedded GPU is not being used). While I can't really answer your question, as only probably Intel engineers know the answer to that one, here's an "educated guess": At least up to G45, and AFAIK, Intel IGPs didn't actually have an "...
by __Miguel_
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: TDP list for Intel chipsets
Replies: 48
Views: 121183

Re: TDP list for Intel chipsets

As usual, this is all taken from Intel documentation, specifically here on pages 7 and 13 here on page 318 and here on page 264. Keep in mind, though, that current "chipsets" for anything Core-based (except for Socket 1366, obviously) are basically Southbridges, so power requirements have dropped li...
by __Miguel_
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB
Replies: 50
Views: 75824

mLy!, check whiic's post from April on this very thread. It has a comprehensive breakdown of the Samsung FxEG line of HDDs. I personally haven't seen any reviews of the 1.5TB F3EG, so I can't say if it's a re-badged F2EG, a short-stroked 2TB F3EG or something in-between. Common sense and good engine...
by __Miguel_
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB
Replies: 50
Views: 75824

The HD203WI is noticeably quieter at idle sitting on some foam on my desk when compared to the F1 1Tb drive I have in an external HDD cage. Admittedly the F1 is hard-mounted to the cage but there is a significant difference in noise level. Well, I think that is to be expected. The 1TB F1 is a 7200r...
by __Miguel_
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB
Replies: 50
Views: 75824

I've had an HD203wi for a couple of weeks and idle noise seems slightly higher than the HD103UJ and HD103SJ drives. Twice the platters, according to whiic's scheme, so that is to be expected. None of the ten Samsung SATA drives I've used in the last 5 years have exhibited noise or reliability issue...
by __Miguel_
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB
Replies: 50
Views: 75824

F1 - 7200rpm spindle, 333GB/platter F2EG - 5400rpm spindle, 333GB/platter F3 - 7200rpm spindle, 500GB/platter F3EG - 5400rpm spindle, 500GB/platter I think that list is both incomplete and partially erroneous. That list was put together with the information I had at the time, and I never claimed it...
by __Miguel_
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB
Replies: 50
Views: 75824

What about the 154UI, which is classified as a F2EG, but is a 1.5TB drive with 3x500GB platters? Yes, good point. That's either the "odd one out" or the new F3EG is only called "F3" because of that new tech Samsung has put in them... First impressions are that it is a bit noisier than my 154UI's. T...
by __Miguel_
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB
Replies: 50
Views: 75824

Seems that you might have inside information. What's the difference between the F2EG and F3EG? That information has been public for a while now. Several reviewers have pointed out the differences since the launch. But I guess nobody really made a quick-and-dirty comparison table, so here it goes: F...
by __Miguel_
Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 949066

What sort of drive performance loss are people seeing after suspending their drives? I immediately noticed some hesitation/delay during boot. It's obvious the "floating" drives now have nothing to stablize them so any vibration must translate to the actuator inside. :) None of this is valid if your...
by __Miguel_
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How can i turn my mini-pc into a storage server?
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Very nice read! Thanks!

I knew the Addonics website, but I had never stumbled on that guide. VERY nice.

Cheers.

Miguel
by __Miguel_
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 949066

Bom dia! :) More like "Boa noite", since it's nighttime already (at least in Portugal :P), but thank you for the extra mile. There aren't that many guys who will go there. I don't know where you're from exactly, but I'll take your stats as correct, and say "Bonsoir" back at you. I'm not used to Fre...
by __Miguel_
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How can i turn my mini-pc into a storage server?
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Re: How can i turn my mini-pc into a storage server?

Seeing as the mini-pc is about to get a lot of spare time, is much faster( 3.0Ghz X9100 dual-core mobile CPU), and is much greener, i was wondering whether i could use it as a media server. WHS *might* be a problem. W2K3 sometimes doesn't really like being installed on mobile hardware, which your m...
by __Miguel_
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 949066

http : // i45 . tinypic . com / eu4wnq.jpg Damn, that is DANGEROUS... Probably one of the best decoupling options to date (the best one probably being touch-free suspension, but unless someone has found a way to make HDDs and magnets to play nice or to utterly break the laws of Physics, then that's...
by __Miguel_
Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Putting Drives on Standby
Replies: 23
Views: 5302

Edit: Found "A Hand Made SATA Hard Drive Switch" Interesting device, indeed. Though I'd prefer a "AND/OR" switch, not only an "OR" switch (at least it's what I assume that does, you can have ONE of the single/dual terminations receiving power, not both). Just make sure you're running at least AHCI ...
by __Miguel_
Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Putting Drives on Standby
Replies: 23
Views: 5302

(On the other hand, the drive manufacturers don't understand speedfan. The way speedfan asks for their temperature makes the drives spin up. How silly!) A little after my reply, I read your other thread on the subject. Yes, SpeedFan is a long-time known culprit on drives not spinning down. This was...
by __Miguel_
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 949066

Easy-swapping, multi-drive suspension... How to?

Hi, guys. I've been over this thread more than once already, just ogling the great work you guys have done in your setups. Until now, I've never been able to build a suspended drive setup (way too lazy on my gaming machine using a 320GB 321KJ Samsung drive - which btw has a PowerColor PCS+ HD4870 in...
by __Miguel_
Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Putting Drives on Standby
Replies: 23
Views: 5302

Any idea why Explorer does this? Are you using XPx64, as your signature states? Or is it Vista? I know from experience that Vista sometimes seems to constantly want to know if anything else has been added to your disk through Indexer and such things. I guess XP with the desktop search pack might te...
by __Miguel_
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: TDP list for Intel chipsets
Replies: 48
Views: 121183

Maybe the death was caused by my experiments... Who knows. But that was a sudden death. Well, you could always have gotten a lemon. A slow one showing its bitterness, but a lemon just the same... lol Does anybody know TDP for Nvidia integrated single-chip solutions, e.g. GeForce 7100 / NF630i? AFAI...
by __Miguel_
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: TDP list for Intel chipsets
Replies: 48
Views: 121183

My honoured G31-M7 Biostar is gone down today. My deepest condolences on the loss. TBH, that premature death can at least partially be attributed to the cooling method (or lack thereof). If I understood correctly, you were running that board with only the PSU fan active, right? Well Intel designed ...
by __Miguel_
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking on G965
Replies: 14
Views: 3806

Still dropping cpu voltage and running a quick stress test from UBCD. Last one was set at 1.125V and read out at 1.184V in the bios. When I have the cpu voltage stabilized I want to take the ram voltage off auto. Hats off for the dedication. I'd have given up DAYS ago... lol I do wish there were be...
by __Miguel_
Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking on G965
Replies: 14
Views: 3806

I don't think the PCIE lock is the only bios control that doesn't work. LOL But seriously, though that might probably be true (except for the VIA PT880 and Xy8-based boards, ASRock isn't particularly known for OC capabilities), the biggest reason for that OC lackluster is probably the G965 northbri...
by __Miguel_
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Gigabit Atom server board w/ 4 SATA, PCI, PCIe, 4 watts?
Replies: 7
Views: 12758

That is actually a vary interesting Atom motherboard. One of the very few 1) with more than one memory slot (and the only one I know of capable of Dual Channel operation), 2) bigger than mini-ITX, 3) with more than one PCIe slot, and 4) the only one with the ICH7R southbridge, meaning onboard RAID c...
by __Miguel_
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking on G965
Replies: 14
Views: 3806

Tried 266 -- no boot. So I tried again with the Overclock Mode set to [CPU, PCIE, Sync.] and it booted. I'm positive I tried this option before, at something like 260 with a no boot result. By no boot in these cases I mean no display. Fans run and I can hear the cdrw cycling as well. Cpu is at 2169...
by __Miguel_
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Overclocking on G965
Replies: 14
Views: 3806

Hi there, people (and especially Danceman, got your PM and I think I can help you somewhat). First of all, from my experience with ASRock motherboards, especially older models, I can tell you they are EXTREMELY picky when overclocking. I have two identical ConRoe945G-DVIs (BIOS-modded to the ConRoe1...
by __Miguel_
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: TDP list for Intel chipsets
Replies: 48
Views: 121183

To start off, check here (page 14) for all the x4x series TDP. I was trying to compare the G31 and the G41 for a new low power build (hopefully when the E3200 arrives, which seems to be a WICKED low power part - and nobody has even undervolted it yet... hehehe). Anyway, if the thread starter wants t...