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by hyperslug
Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: any freeware for toolbar HD temp reporting for scsi
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

I have an LSI U160 and a 15k.3 and the only thing I found that reports temp is something that sits in the System Tray called SpeedStep or SpeedFan or FanStep or something. I have to go home and check what I have and I'll report back.
by hyperslug
Fri May 13, 2005 7:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 74GB Raptors? Whine Gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 5390

...any speed advantage the Raptor has over a recent fast 7200k [sic] drive comes mainly as a result of its ultra-fast seek times, and there's some debate about whether a non-rigid suspension might compromise this. No argument, if you're saying seeks on a suspended Raptor are matched by any recent r...
by hyperslug
Fri May 06, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles
Replies: 133
Views: 269033

Samsung responded by email with "Call 1-800-SAMSUNG", so I did. That's not a normal mounting condition. I'm not going to speculate. Officially you're supposed to mount the drive horizontally or vertically. BTW, both phone conversation (Samsung & Maxtor) quotes are verbatim or really close. So here's...
by hyperslug
Wed May 04, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles
Replies: 133
Views: 269033

I contacted a few manufacturers with this question: What is the official company stance on mounting any 3.5" hard drive (SCSI or IDE) at an angle? Assume all other guidelines are followed in mounting (4 screws, etc). For instance, does [COMPANY] allow for a hard drive to be mounted at a 45 degree an...
by hyperslug
Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles
Replies: 133
Views: 269033

Re: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles

Splinter wrote:...I thought I'd clear this up.

Any harddrive made in at least the last 5 years can be mounted at any angle.
Hitachi, page 2
Do not mount the drive in a tilted position.
Whoops.
by hyperslug
Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is it safe to run raptors like this ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2801

I had trouble cooling a drive in a 5.25" bay, w/ a 2hc2. Eventually moved it back down to normal hd area. Keep a close eye on them.
by hyperslug
Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Questions about dual xeons
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Re: Questions about dual xeons

Should I just replace the fans with some panaflos? The stock windtunnel / heatsink is actually pretty efficient. The cheapest quick mod you can do is replace the 60 mm fans with quieter ones. What would be a safe max load temp? P4 xeons slow down at a certain temp (70c?) and shut down at a higher t...
by hyperslug
Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SR Reviews the Seagate Savvio 10K.1
Replies: 0
Views: 913

SR Reviews the Seagate Savvio 10K.1

SR Reviews the Seagate Savvio 10K.1 Some quick jumps to the parts I find most useful: desktop performance server performance heat & noise The short version: (In server mode) it's only a little faster(IO/sec) than the Spinpoint V80 on the desktop, which is the only place that matters for our single ...
by hyperslug
Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7700 is out!
Replies: 53
Views: 43854

Pictures and more: http://www.dbnawa.co.kr/board_b/?imode=view&D=18&c_id=4932 and here for those who can't read Korean :roll: What if we can't read that either? plentifully it will consume (- it will compare it will grow and lek did the sugar consuming war potential come to be low.....). Plentifull...
by hyperslug
Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: can't buy the Antek Sonata without that psu? other suggestio
Replies: 14
Views: 3453

Directron used to give back ~ $30 for no PSU. What happened?
by hyperslug
Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" -> 3.5" cable/converter?
Replies: 8
Views: 2368

I went to 2 CompUSA's that said they had it in stock but none of the sales people could find them in either store. Turns out the adapter also comes with 2.5"->3.5" drive rails and it was hidden inside so we all overlooked them, thinking they were only drive rails.
by hyperslug
Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: EPS adapter on HighQuality PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 950

I'm not sure I'd trust such a connector/adapter (were it to exist) in such a high priced system (motherboard, 2 server-class chips, PSU, etc). Since you're going w/ Seasonic, why not try the Super Silencer 460?
by hyperslug
Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cutting sorbothane?
Replies: 10
Views: 5104

Just cut a 4x4x0.5 inch Sorbothane square into 1x4x0.5 inch strips. The razor idea was a dud - the first strip took forever and the cut is jagged. Then I used common household scissors and got nice clean cuts every time! Bottom line: use sharp scissors. Oh, and I did freeze the square for an hour f...
by hyperslug
Sun Aug 15, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just switched to SLK3700BQE
Replies: 20
Views: 5389

Perhaps the best thing about SATA is that it will end this round vs flat nonsense.
by hyperslug
Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 159377

Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 meter away): faint Noticeable whine (with ear next to harddrive): Yes Model Number: 1614n Supplier: newegg Month of purchase: July Motor: 40426DD P/V80 2D R2 JVC Revision: A Date of Manufacturing: 2004.05 Any other relevant/interesting info: hd mounted on ...
by hyperslug
Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Antec HD Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 2113

To be fair, this is probably better at cooling than the Zalman 2hc2 since it's active. The Zalman is passive.

This might even be able to run passively with enough airflow through the heatsinks.
by hyperslug
Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Using Fiberglass?
Replies: 10
Views: 4053

I've heard it's a real bad idea for health reasons so I'd recommend against it. I don't understand the temperature insulation arguments though. I thought the fact that aluminum cases do not cool any better than steel cases was an indicator that heat does not leave the system through outside convecti...
by hyperslug
Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Antec HD Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 2113

Re: New Antec HD Cooler

fixed link: http://www.antec-inc.com/us/pro_details_cooling.php?ProdID=75011 Hard drives are running faster and hotter, and cooling them has become a concern for many users. With that in mind Antec proudly introduces the Hard Drive Cooler. This system gives your hard drive an aluminum heatsink as we...
by hyperslug
Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 87463

Did a search and skimmed this thread but didn't find my answer so I'll ask: Does an aluminum fan have a measured/experienced performance advantage over a plastic one?
by hyperslug
Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Easy way to remove jagged edges from cut off rear fan grill?
Replies: 7
Views: 4056

Just a note on my experience, I don't think temps changed much for me either but noise was noticeably reduced.
by hyperslug
Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi vs Maxtor
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

Better at what? SR claims the Hitachi 7k250 line is the fastest 7200 RPM hard drive available. It is also known to meow at intervals that, while consistent per drive are inconsistent per user experience, presumably moving the heads to keep the drive from overheating. (A firmware update - created by ...
by hyperslug
Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilenX 460W Fanless PSU
Replies: 27
Views: 9508

SilenX make quality products How many fanless PSUs of theirs have you tried? In fact, how many fan based PSUs of theirs have you tried? I own a one that I can vouch for. Good voltage levels, runs dead silent at boot (My CPU generates plenty of heat to amend this shortly afterwards, though), no prob...
by hyperslug
Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cone for fans to reduce turbulence?
Replies: 13
Views: 4361

i must say i've thought of this before, but never too hard hehe... Try making some out of paper/card and doing some subjective testing, see if someone you know with good hearing can tell the difference. Blindfolded of course. griff I've only seen it done by one person who posts at arstechnica, mnpc...
by hyperslug
Sun Jun 20, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 87463

Thanks for the tip, I bought 3 120mm at $10 each, and also picked up 3 of the 80mm which are discounted to $7. The 92mm were still $15, so I didn't buy any of those. This was at the San Jose Blossom Hill CompUSA, and there are no 120mm left, but there are several 80mm. Were the 120mm's marked down ...
by hyperslug
Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 87463

Thanks for the tip, I bought 3 120mm at $10 each, and also picked up 3 of the 80mm which are discounted to $7. The 92mm were still $15, so I didn't buy any of those. This was at the San Jose Blossom Hill CompUSA, and there are no 120mm left, but there are several 80mm. Were the 120mm's marked down ...
by hyperslug
Fri May 28, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspended hard drives and reliability
Replies: 29
Views: 8451

number one - if you want to know, test. Exactly. Benchmarks beat speculation any day of the week, but we'd need to have like 50 hard drives mounted in cages, 50 by bungee cords and let them undergo typical user access patterns for workstations for 5 years and then note the survivors. We could speed...
by hyperslug
Thu May 27, 2004 2:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspended hard drives and reliability
Replies: 29
Views: 8451

Ignoring the arguments about vibration for a minute, what about the effects of not having your drive perfectly vertical (or horizontal) when using various forms of suspension mounting? AFAIK there are no facts that confirm or contradict the "Mounting at angles wears out the bearings" theory. This i...
by hyperslug
Thu May 27, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspended hard drives and reliability
Replies: 29
Views: 8451

This might be relevant to the discussion: (PDF) The Effects of Using Isolators for Mounting Disc Drives in PC Systems Frank Bernett, Personal Storage Product Engineering, Seagate It's an interesting read, this fellow knows his stuff. The only trouble is, he makes no indication about what kind of iso...
by hyperslug
Thu May 27, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Pre-maid vibration reduction packages?
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

I use the roofers tape / aluminum flashing tape recommended by Gooserider: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=7074 . I had the same problem and this fixed it. Ideally you should kill the sound closer to the source by mounting w/ grommets or on sorbothane or by alphonos hard drive suspe...
by hyperslug
Sat May 22, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspended hard drives and reliability
Replies: 29
Views: 8451

I also don't follow your logic Maxamus. A human eye would not be able to detect the difference in motion that is sufficient to cause errors in hard drive seeks. Further, the ratio of a human's mass and acceleration (F=ma) to the earth are not close to an actuator's relation to a hard drive. From the...