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by Quantumstate
Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MiniITX with AMD for Storage Server
Replies: 10
Views: 3857

I'm building a remote NAS backup storage server for the garage, in case of theft or fire at my HTPC my archives will be preserved. I really wanted to go with a trusted Gigabyte or Asus mobo but they simply do not make a miniITX with the mandatory features: - AMD - at least 4 SATA ports (pref SATA2) ...
by Quantumstate
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MiniITX with AMD for Storage Server
Replies: 10
Views: 3857

Not worried about vibration, as this will be my backup server out in the garage in case of theft or fire.

OK, so Athlon 45W it is.
by Quantumstate
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MiniITX with AMD for Storage Server
Replies: 10
Views: 3857

So Jetway seems to have only one AMD model available, the NC81 . This is assuming my inference is correct that Geode is older than 780G. It's hard to interpret AMD's CPU line. Phenom seems to be the newest, but they're all 65W. Athlon seems to be the oldest, but they're 45W, and I can't figure out w...
by Quantumstate
Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MiniITX with AMD for Storage Server
Replies: 10
Views: 3857

I bought this case, with a Supermicro 3-to-5 drive cage.
by Quantumstate
Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MiniITX with AMD for Storage Server
Replies: 10
Views: 3857

Interesting, thanks. Have any large institutions chosen Jetway, J&W, or Zotac?
by Quantumstate
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MiniITX with AMD for Storage Server
Replies: 10
Views: 3857

MiniITX with AMD for Storage Server

I am having an awful time finding the mobo. This will be for a storage server in a little Q4 case out in the garage, which will back up my terabyte media server in case of theft or fire. (4 hot-swap 2TB drives) Must be AMD (as Intel has an atrocious competitive record), and mini-ITX with at least 4 ...
by Quantumstate
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 354218

Well, I've just read this whole thread in the vain hope that someone would know a way to adjust diskio's in Linux. Running Conky I find that my drive is hit every ten seconds, all the time. (Intrepid) But what's hitting it? I'm not running indexing, so it might be write caching, but how to confirm? ...
by Quantumstate
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD-02 mini-review
Replies: 52
Views: 80220

After much research and planning, I am now asssembling what is shaping up to be the perfect HTPC: - Silverstone GD02 - Seasonic SS-350ET (+80, 99% Active PFC) - Asus P5Q-EM - Thermalright XP-120 - Arctic Fan 12 (PWM, liquid bearing, daisy-chained) - E8400 - 2x2GB Crucial nonbuff/nonECC - 1TB Seagate...
by Quantumstate
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD-02 mini-review
Replies: 52
Views: 80220

SST don't think I'll overclock. It may will be that the Thermalright will cool passively as well, but heck for an extra $9 I might as well put a liquid-bearing, quiet, PWM fan on it. (if it'll fit in the height) The Arctic Cooling fans seem to be unrecognized gems.
by Quantumstate
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD-02 mini-review
Replies: 52
Views: 80220

Running Debian, so my solutions wouldn't apply to you.
by Quantumstate
Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD-02 mini-review
Replies: 52
Views: 80220

Ya saw that, but its performance is quite inferior. Will try the Thermalright.
by Quantumstate
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD-02 mini-review
Replies: 52
Views: 80220

Thank you Jesse. Ah, I see; I'd taken the box-style to be an older fan, but it seems to have all the features of the cage-style. I've ordered a 120mm for the XP-120 heatsink and two 80mm's for the GD-02 case, and will daisy-chain them all off the CPU's PWM header. It ought to make a pretty quiet sys...
by Quantumstate
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD-02 mini-review
Replies: 52
Views: 80220

Point taken, but I want to reverse the fan to blow up so it'd be in the heat stream. This would have a major impact on this system-critical component if sleeve bearing. But I have now found the Arctic Fan 12 PWM, which has the advanced liquid bearing and blade design, AND has the vital PWM, AND is u...
by Quantumstate
Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD-02 mini-review
Replies: 52
Views: 80220

Anybody out there? Only two fans I trust (SPCR trusts) are the Nexus 120 PWM and Scythe Kama PWM, both sleeve bearing . I can not understand why these expensive fans don't at least have ball-bearing. A sleeve bearing eliminates my wish to have the fan blow up out of the CPU heatsink (in the heat), r...
by Quantumstate
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD-02 mini-review
Replies: 52
Views: 80220

I'm using the Intel DG45ID mobo and E8400 CPU, and estimating, it appears that best-case I'll have 90mm clear-height. What heatsinks are ppl using? Tentatively I've ordered a Thermalright XP-120 (63mm) and Scythe S-Flex 1200 fan (25mm), but am concerend about the spread of the heatsink and possible ...