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by ace_uk
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Asus and Haswell based ChromeBox
Replies: 3
Views: 4314

Re: Asus and Haswell based ChromeBox

Edit . The reply above didn't show up when I posted. :? Not fanless. :( ASUS Chromebox Review « AnandTech Despite ASUS’ initial claims that its Chromebox would be fanless, there is a single fan inside the machine. Air is brought in through the bottom and vented through the back of the chassis. Fan ...
by ace_uk
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent DVD burners
Replies: 17
Views: 8204

Re: Silent DVD burners

I've heard of quiet DVD/BD writers, but not silent. How is that even possible if the drive spins the disc at upto 10,000rpm? :?
by ace_uk
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Gamer (Factual Design Mini)
Replies: 4
Views: 3297

Re: Quite Gamer (Factual Design Mini)

Minor nitpick. It's Fractal Design, not Factual Design!
by ace_uk
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ECC Support (offshoot of Silent Server Build)
Replies: 62
Views: 30816

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

isn't an easier solution to not having ECC memory going with something like the ZFS file system that has built-in scrubbing/checksum of the data? Seems that would take care of the rare data corruption problems when they pop up. That way, no need to compromise on any of the other system hardware req...
by ace_uk
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is the best enclosure?
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

If you want the best, then you should look at the SmartDrive Neo ($80 / £80).
by ace_uk
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is this as silent as SG03 goes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: Is this as silent as SG03 goes?

tvih wrote:is there really no way to make this setup more silent?
Unless I have misunderstood, if your computer is already silent then you can't get any quieter than that. :? Silence is the absence of any sound.
by ace_uk
Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: LogicSupply's BCM970012 PCIe mini card for HD on Intel Atom
Replies: 33
Views: 22024

Has anyone seen the ExpressCard/34 version for sale anywhere (a.k.a. BCM970012IC)?

While I could replace the mini-PCIe wireless card in my netbook, it's near impossible to find a decent ExpressCard wireless adapter, so the ExpressCard version of this Broadcom chip looks like a better alternative.
by ace_uk
Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Optimizing an X25-M SSD in XP
Replies: 17
Views: 11476

The best place to put the paging file is in a RAM disk if your system can support that. Not really. The best place to put your page file is on the SSD. Why on earth would you want to significantly reduce the amount of RAM available to your operating system? That's where Windows caches data. The X25...
by ace_uk
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44168

One of the most annoying things with updates is, that once it automatically downloads and installs them, it might also automatically boot your system (and it always does it with "critical" updates ), which is a total pain in the ass, when you have some important things running on your computer, and...
by ace_uk
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44168

I've read a lot of debates about this, but I haven't used a pagefile for many years, and have had zero problems, even when I was running 1GB RAM. I've now got 4GB so I'm even less concerned. I know there are plenty of others who've had the same experiences. Google "page file page faults" and you wi...
by ace_uk
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44168

I found a lot of them on the OCZ forums. That says it all really. The reason they suggested a lot of the things you mentioned is due to the fact that their early SSDs performed so poorly, particularly the Core Series with its freezing and stuttering issues (due to shockingly bad random write perfor...
by ace_uk
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44168

Letting Windows pick its own pagefile size on a large partition of a magnetic HDD is a bad idea. Nothing fragments a disk faster than letting windows grow and shrink the pagefile at fancy. Page file fragmentation is nothing to worry about . As Joseph said above, the first 8GB of the page file would...
by ace_uk
Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44168

Windows 7 disables the scheduled automatic defrag for SSDs itself (along with SuperFetch among other things ), so that's not really a problem. Obviously for Vista you would, but most people will have Windows 7 by the time SSDs become mainstream to make this point moot. Also, Windows 7 is clever enou...
by ace_uk
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44168

That's a pretty rubbish rebuttal, Cov. The least you could do is explain why you think those 'tweaks' are a good idea instead of acting like a 10-year old. :roll: I can understand why you might do these things if you bought one of those completely useless stuttering JMicron-based SSDs, but for newer...
by ace_uk
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44168

Thanks Cov, good post. I'm sorry Cov, but that's actually one of the worst posts I've seen in a long time. You're almost as bad as Black Viper with his guides on disabling Windows services. :x I noticed you posted that same list over on the HardForums too. If you have a look at the comments there y...
by ace_uk
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback
Replies: 31
Views: 20700

Another vote for the Logitech Illuminated keyboard. The keys have a very firm lap-top-y feel to them. The illuminated keys are a delight. Ditto. I'm REALLY pleased with mine too. It's one of the best keyboards I've ever owned. Another thing I like is that unlike Microsoft keyboards you can actually...
by ace_uk
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VelociRaptor or SSD?
Replies: 36
Views: 31387

The Intel X-25M is still the best SSD at the moment. Even though the Vertex has higher reads/writes, once all the cells have been written to it actually is slower than the X25-M as these benchmarks demonstrate ( tr.im/w5zB ) I voted 'Yes' since I upgraded from a 300GB Velociraptor to a 160GB Intel X...
by ace_uk
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Windows 7 Pre order - UK
Replies: 2
Views: 3506

Argos were still selling it pretty cheaply until recently. Looks like the price has gone up now. :(