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by tjoff
Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 47649

And everyone who has ever done RAID will hate them :p Aside from 640 GB and 320 GB there are very few desktop drives that have adjusted the size due to platter-size, or? Also they weren't adjusted, they were added alongside the 'normal' 500 GB etc. Doesn't really make sense to stur up the whole mark...
by tjoff
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Turning off a hard drive
Replies: 31
Views: 16015

You don't need a hardware switch, just tell the operating system to shut it down after its been idle for some period. This is easily accomplished in Windows, Linux, and OSX . . . Windows is just terrible on this so atleast in XP and earlier (no idea if Vista is any better) this is for most people a...
by tjoff
Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: LG T1 - thin, light, supposedly quiet
Replies: 14
Views: 10391

that means that the 2 GHz version isn't a low voltage CPU, and the power requirements for that CPU is 31W. The TDP for that CPU is 31W. It will likely draw less than half that at idle, due to a Speedstep implementation which allows independent, dynamic clock scaling and voltage adjustments of the C...
by tjoff
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: LG T1 - thin, light, supposedly quiet
Replies: 14
Views: 10391

Thanks for the feedback. I guess few (non-passive) notebooks are silent when stressed. And for me thats OK, it's not that often that you stress a laptop and when you do noise doesn't have high priority. I have found a 2 GHz model as well. The price difference isn't that steep (compared to the other ...
by tjoff
Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: LG T1 - thin, light, supposedly quiet
Replies: 14
Views: 10391

The LG site says it's an 1.5 GHz LV processor but notebookreview has an 1.66 GHz version. Guess it's still an LV ? (if not that would probably impact on the noise). Which one do you got? Any comments on the this sound? (from the notebookreview.com review) The noise made by the hard drive is not loud...
by tjoff
Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Notebook comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 9241

I've been looking for a ultraportable laptop for a while now. And I have found some small and quiet laptops, as far as I know (haven't seen anyone in real life (except LG TX but that was in a crowded store so I couldn't listen to it). Theese are all very smalla laptops with no optical drive (that is...
by tjoff
Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless 1920x1200 DVI?
Replies: 17
Views: 5589

Just to make it clear, dual dvi is not the same thing as dual link dvi. Dual link is simply put two regular DVI connections that fits inside _one_ DVI connector. So you can have two dual link connectors on a card with two DVI connectors. And you can have two DVI connectors but both single link thus ...
by tjoff
Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Lanparty + Freezer 4 (as "NB" cooler)
Replies: 7
Views: 2352

Sweet :) Although unfortunately you can't use two PCI-E 16x cards in a setup like that. More pictures of the same setup can be found here (hard to find, most pictures are 404): http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6577&page=14&pp=15 For people looking for similar solutions: http://www.df...
by tjoff
Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Lanparty + Freezer 4 (as "NB" cooler)
Replies: 7
Views: 2352

Thanks , I'll take a closer look at the images. About the REVOLTEC NB FREEZER BLUE, I think it's to small. Just doing nothing gets my NB temperature up to almost 50C (with open case), and thats with a fan. But I don't know the size of the NB freezer yet, but judging from the picture it seems to be ...
by tjoff
Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Lanparty + Freezer 4 (as "NB" cooler)
Replies: 7
Views: 2352

DFI Lanparty + Freezer 4 (as "NB" cooler)

Hello Recently bought a new computer and just out of reflex I bought a passive zalman heatsink for the "northbridge". I just naturally assumed that it would work since I've had it on all my other motherboards and because of the flexible mounting. Anyway, when everything was installed and I thought o...
by tjoff
Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 62264

Another problem with that is that the connectors would take up too much space on todays mp3 players - making the whole player bigger. And about the EU law I personally don't like it. Of course if a firmware is there for you to bypass it might not be that bad but all players doesn't have firmware upg...
by tjoff
Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IDE v SATA
Replies: 13
Views: 3558

The only case I know where SATA is loder is in the Seagate 7200,7 series. And thats not because the drive is louder but because of the AAM settings. The SATA version is set to performance and the ATA version is set for low performance (but better acustics). So the reason for the SATA drive to be lou...
by tjoff
Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 158295

Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 meter away): Nothing Noticeable whine (with ear next to harddrive): Very slight Model Number: SP1614C Supplier: mycom.se Month of purchase: 2004.08 Motor: NIDEC stamp with FDB Revision: Rev. A Date of Manufacturing: 2004.07 Any other relevant/interesting i...
by tjoff
Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SpinPoint Death(s) -- Possible Cause Discovered
Replies: 4
Views: 1659

Ambient is 30C. Fans... there were case fans (1 Panaflo L1a @ 12V), but the HD wasn't in the direct airflow path. In the case setup I had, seeking randomly for ~5 mins bumps it from 30C to 45C, sooooo... Guess that may have killed it in my case. (When I looked at the temp using hutils, it reported ...
by tjoff
Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Shieled SATA cables, do they exist and/or are they needed?
Replies: 0
Views: 773

Shieled SATA cables, do they exist and/or are they needed?

Hello I currently have one SATA drive and thinking of buying two more. But from what I've heard the standard doesn't require shieled cables and that the connectors are vulnerable. And that if you place SATA connectors close toghether they could interfere with eachother and thus resulting in data cor...
by tjoff
Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA drives and Smart Drive 2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1224

There are different connectors for SATA. Such as smaller ones (atleast compared to the cable that came with my Abit motherboard) and slant cables (humm, never heard that word (slant) before - so just in case theres an image of what I mean here http://www.mycom.se/produkt/serial_ata_kabel_ata_150_vin...
by tjoff
Mon Aug 16, 2004 5:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Shut off noisy hard drives in Win XP?
Replies: 33
Views: 13751

I've looked for an app that does this for ages but never found one for windows. In linux hdparm works perfectly. I've talked to Steve Gibson at grc.com and he said that he has done something similar and will add that to gizmo (an free app.) but I haven't seen any progress on this (was a while ago). ...
by tjoff
Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: heat vs. hard drives: an insider's look
Replies: 9
Views: 3392

If hard drive manufacturers aren't giving accurate or indeed conservative SMART temperature readings they are shooting themselves in the foot. True.. Though if you look at the CPU temperatures and GPU temperatures among many you notice that they can differ 20 c or something... On the other hand a h...
by tjoff
Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cooling the sides or the top and bottom?
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

:P
yeah..
missed that :o

I guess I have to give it a shot :)
by tjoff
Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: heat vs. hard drives: an insider's look
Replies: 9
Views: 3392

Though can you rely on the temperatures that you get?
by tjoff
Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cooling the sides or the top and bottom?
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Cooling the sides or the top and bottom?

Hello When I first saw the zalman heatpipe harddrive solution I wondered why they cooled the sides and not the bottom and top of the drive. But when my (very) simple watercooling blocks just didn't cool my drives enough it came to me that harddrives might be designed to lead the heat to the sides si...
by tjoff
Tue Sep 16, 2003 2:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Sparkle 350W 120mm
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

FSP Sparkle 350W 120mm

Hello I have a computer thats supposed to be some sort of server, the problem is that it needs to be really quiet. I have taken care of everything exept for the PSU. I have read tons of reviews and been on many forums and I still can't decide what I want. Or - what I can afford and find in a store n...
by tjoff
Wed Sep 03, 2003 3:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need Advice on Mod for Antec 350W Smart Power PSU
Replies: 7
Views: 2596

I have an similar Antec powersupply and I have thought of having an 120mm fan istead of the 92 mm fan. The 120mm fan would be mounted outside the powersupply with som kind of fanduct. I don't know, but my hopes are that that would allow me to run the 120mm fan very slow and that the turbulence sound...