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by battleangel
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives
Replies: 21
Views: 18602

Re: Western Digital Red 4TB & Se 4TB Hard Drives

Nice review. But I am now more uncertain than ever whether to get the 3TB or 4TB Red. I'm going to populate a HP Microserver so I'm looking for 5 drives total, over the next couple of years. Probably looking to buy 3x3TB or 3x4TB drives initially. Aside from the extra space, and cost/GB do you guys ...
by battleangel
Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Wiring Dell DA-2 with PicoPSU for standby
Replies: 10
Views: 6563

Re: Wiring Dell DA-2 with PicoPSU for standby

It's not required. I wire the DA-2 trigger cable to ground, so the brick is on all the time (as most bricks are). I usually use a power strip though, cutting power to everything. But sometimes I forget to flip the switch and the stuff remains on. No problem. And finding good bricks in Sweden is a p...
by battleangel
Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED
Replies: 11
Views: 6959

Re: Western Digital launches new 2.5" Red Line and 4tb RED

Would love to see a review of the WD RED 4TB as well. Reading from the official WD specs the noise benchmarking could very well be accurate. The increase from the 3TB model is about 1dB seek and 2dB idle. The question is if Seagate's 4TB NAS drive is any better? I've looked at quite a few reviews bu...
by battleangel
Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Wiring Dell DA-2 with PicoPSU for standby
Replies: 10
Views: 6563

Re: Wiring Dell DA-2 with PicoPSU for standby

Stupid question, but is this something you have to do if you want to use a PicoPSU and the Dell DA-1/2/3 and have your computer in standby? Or is it just to conserve power? I ran that Polish link through Google translate and it would seem that the standby power consumption decreased by about 1W? Sti...
by battleangel
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 212569

Re: HP MicroServer

Any other ideas on fan models that can be used as replacements? The Scythe fan (SY1225SL12HPVC) seems to be discontinued and it could be a bother to find around these parts. Should I order one before stock is completely depleted? Also, I read a blog entry somewhere (http://ireckon.net/2013/03/the-n4...
by battleangel
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement for Antec Aria mATX
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: Replacement for Antec Aria mATX

The Xigmatek Gigas might just be what you need. An all aluminum mATX case with 4 120mm fans. At 10.94*12.68*15.59 inches W*H*D it's taller than other cubes. And it's not available yet, delivery est. March 30th for the one etailer that lists it already. Thanks, I'll look into that. Never heard of th...
by battleangel
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement for Antec Aria mATX
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Replacement for Antec Aria mATX

Any ideas? I have already committed to mATX (unfortunately) and want good circulation, quiet operation and a relatively low price. Need to run a future full-size GPU, and possibly a sound card but just one 3.5 or 2.5 hard drive and no optical drives. My first idea was to place the case inside a TV c...
by battleangel
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU for i3-2100, discrete GPU
Replies: 5
Views: 2868

Re: PicoPSU for i3-2100, discrete GPU

Thanks for the input. Yeah, I think I'll keep the PSU in the Antec Aria for the time being. Can't change it since it has a proprietary L-shaped design. I'd probably be better off buying a new case instead of using a PicoPSU to improve the case I have. It would probably cost me the same. I have a new...
by battleangel
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU for i3-2100, discrete GPU
Replies: 5
Views: 2868

PicoPSU for i3-2100, discrete GPU

Sorry for being a bit repetitive, I'm sure the PicoPSU has been done to death already ... I have a mATX system (Antec Aria case, Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3, i3-2100, Corsair Vengeance 8GB, Seagate 3.5'' SATA HD) that I've started to put together. Since I wanted to conceal the rig under the TV I'm look...
by battleangel
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F2 HD103SI annoying whirring
Replies: 4
Views: 5611

I certainly agree. The F2 is a formidable drive. Cool and doesn't vibrate much. Certainly shortlisted for a NAS now that WD has screwed up with their latest revision. Just to be clear. I don't really mind the general noise level of the F2. Just this nefarious whining it makes booting up, as well as ...
by battleangel
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Can I post links now?
Replies: 47
Views: 47047

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by battleangel
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which NAS to buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

This DIY stuff got me interested. I was looking at a Synology or QNAP NAS myself, but have my doubts, about noise levels and torrent speeds. Basically I've been harassing both companies about the ability of a 1.2GHz ARM based NAS to handle high speed (20Mbit+) encrypted torrents. And they have been ...
by battleangel
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F2 HD103SI annoying whirring
Replies: 4
Views: 5611

Samsung F2 HD103SI annoying whirring

I just got a Samsung F2, and I probably need more for a NAS, but I am somewhat concerned with the sound it makes every 30-40 minutes as well as the nerve-wracking whirring it makes when booting up or coming out of S3. I had a WD drive five years ago that also did this thing, parking the head, or doi...