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by dimva
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 80g from Newegg a JVC!
Replies: 9
Views: 2756

yes, mine does not have the FBD stamp and it was made in 12/04. It is a rev D. I am going to mount it soon in the new antec SLK3000b I have coming. perhaps we need a more reliable go to "quiet" drive around here? :) I am a newbie...can anybody suggest a suspension method for the complete....(i won'...
by dimva
Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New NV Silencers available now!
Replies: 10
Views: 3604

hightower wrote:much more quiet than nvidia's standard cooler
Wrah wrote:much quieter then the standard cooler
But is it quieter than the rev3?
by dimva
Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP1614N wth JVC motor - still quieter than WD2000JB?
Replies: 15
Views: 3766

cmcquistion wrote:I think what started as a couple bad drives has escalated into a frenzy.
No, this is actually a real problem.

But most people don't notice it because of other noise or they don't have sensitive hearing.
by dimva
Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Coolpacks for a cool and quiet drive!
Replies: 39
Views: 19689

But does it reduce idle whine? Maybe you need to use the "whine cooler" version? :) :x :wink: Well looks like I have found a place to buy coolpacks (shoprite). Problem is they're $5 each, bringing up total cost of quieting 2 drives to $15 (or even $20). I'd like to test how it silences one drive be...
by dimva
Mon Jul 19, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Coolpacks for a cool and quiet drive!
Replies: 39
Views: 19689

alleycat wrote:Unfortunately they do not get rid of the whine.
Damn! I guess it's time to go to mcmaster for some foam.

Also I checked the nearest Rite Aid, but they didn't have anything good. All other pharmacies were closed because this was a Sunday night.
by dimva
Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Coolpacks for a cool and quiet drive!
Replies: 39
Views: 19689

cruelsister wrote:The packs I found to be of the best use are the type made by Polar Tech Industries- type is "Ice Brix".
Where did you get them?
by dimva
Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How many Samsung Hard drives have failed on you?
Replies: 21
Views: 7198

I'm not going to vote none because I know my harddrives will fail soon after. :wink:

Especially with their 50C temperatures. Yeah I know it's not bad, but it's always better to have lower temperatures.
by dimva
Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Coolpacks for a cool and quiet drive!
Replies: 39
Views: 19689

But does it reduce idle whine?
by dimva
Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:42 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 158116

looks like all 1614C have JVC motors and the batch manufactured in Mar 2004 is particularly whiny heh, both of mine are manufactured in Mar 2004. Perhaps I should RMA one again and see if anything changes. The problem is that Newegg might give me a refurbished disk since it's over 90 days since my ...
by dimva
Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Never buy a SAMSUNG!! Hard Drive - THEY can WHINE
Replies: 7
Views: 4067

scottb, can you please participate in my poll?
by dimva
Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: too hot 9800 pro
Replies: 4
Views: 2304

Re: too hot 9800 pro

god damn that video card produces so much heat.. YES. It is by far the hottest part of my computer. When I was deciding what graphics card to buy, I thought 9600XT for $150, 9800P for $200 and got the 9800P. When I'm playing a game the PSU fan ramps up to max. I haven't had any problems with overhe...
by dimva
Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: MSI K8N Neo Platinum and Cool 'n Quiet
Replies: 9
Views: 13125

I'm running an MSI K8t neo-fis2r. I know pretty different, but my CnQ works fine, multiplier drops to four. Same here. Cheapest 3200 ram available (Corsair value) 2x512mb. Yes, that's two slots. I only had a single problem with dual slots: I had to change the locations of the memory from -XX to X-X...
by dimva
Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Newegg Samsung SP1604N W/JVC whines... can I return it?
Replies: 41
Views: 12094

Re: No dice at MicroCenter ... and how loud is "loud&am

On a slightly different topic, can someone contrast the noise level of the "loud" 1604 or 1614 drives with the noise produced by the latest Hitachi and/or WD drives in the same 160GB range? I'm trying to determine whether the JVC motors are just loud in comparison to what people expect from the Sam...
by dimva
Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Newegg Samsung SP1604N W/JVC whines... can I return it?
Replies: 41
Views: 12094

I went through 3 drives with Newegg and they were all JVC. All of these drives were SP1614C's though. I might try talking to Samsung about this, but only once I get my new non-whine powersupply. Anyway, look at all the insulation I had to put around them (here is shown only 1 harddrive) and I can st...
by dimva
Fri May 28, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Poll - Antec TP380/430 and Cpu-load linked whine/buzz
Replies: 16
Views: 4265

I just got my new Antec TP380 through the RMA and it's dead on arrival! Also, even though I specifically told them to send me the SATA version, they didn't! Amazing. I wonder how they stay in business... maybe their products are very good? (even though they aren't, at least for me :? ) I really hate...
by dimva
Fri May 28, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 158116

Yes, it looks like NIDEC motors are the quiet ones. :( I say :( because I just got my RMA'd harddrive. It's quieter than the old one (since there was something wrong with the old one), but it's still not as quiet as I expected. Also it looks like all SP1614C's are JVC and whiny. If someone can prove...
by dimva
Wed May 19, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Summer Temps
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

36/33 here for cpu/mb. Stock sonata exhausts.
by dimva
Wed May 19, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Poll - Antec TP380/430 and Cpu-load linked whine/buzz
Replies: 16
Views: 4265

Antec customer service was actually very good. I didn't have to fill out any RMA forms. I think I called 1-800-22ANTEC. I don't remember right now. I don't know what you're talking about. No matter which number I call them (even the non-tollfree ones), they always tell me to leave a message and "th...
by dimva
Thu Apr 29, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacing a Zalman ZM80C by a Vga Silencer is it worth it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1920

Re: Replacing a Zalman ZM80C by a Vga Silencer is it worth i

fabre wrote:At low speed is it louder/ less loud/ the same as a 7v 80mm or a 12v Panaflo FBA08A12L?
I would like to know this as well:

At low speed is it louder/ less loud/ the same as an OP1?
by dimva
Wed Apr 28, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 158116

Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 meter away): No Noticeable whine (with ear next to harddrive): Barely noticeable Model Number: SP1614C Supplier: Komplett.co.uk Month of purchase: 2004.04 Motor: JVC 31216CD P/V80 2D R2 Revision: A Date of Manufacturing: 2004.02 Any other relevant/interes...
by dimva
Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Poll - Antec TP380/430 and Cpu-load linked whine/buzz
Replies: 16
Views: 4265

Scott wrote:So I called up Antec and they sent me a replacement power supply.
Did they send you the new one first? Did you have to send back the old one? Complete an RMA form? I'm wondering about the details of this. Should I bother trying this or will it be a waste of my time and money?
by dimva
Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logo for SPCR?
Replies: 90
Views: 30339

How about.... http://zagraf.com/spcrlogo.gif I like PhilgB's font's better... so here's the PSD and you can modify it any way you like: http://zagraf.com/spcrlogo.psd Here's the clipart of the babycrib: http://zagraf.com/babycrib.ppt Here's the smallest I could get it while still retaining the origi...
by dimva
Sat Apr 24, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 158116

Your Spinpoint harddrives are advertised as having Fluid Dynamic Bearings However, it seems that some of them do not. Fluid Dynamic Bearings (FDB) are supposed to remove the idle high-pitched whine that many non-FDB harddrives have. I have polled others on the internet who have Samsung Spinpoint ha...
by dimva
Sat Apr 24, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Poll - Antec TP380/430 and Cpu-load linked whine/buzz
Replies: 16
Views: 4265

Uhoh, I have the same exact problem.

Athlon64 3000+
MSI K8T Neo
1 gig corsair value select pc3200
Radeon 9800 Pro
Samsung SP1614C

Does everyone with a Truepower have this problem?

EDIT: I have the single-fan one that comes with the Sonata.
by dimva
Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 158116

TrekNW wrote:Now I'm wondering if i should just send it back beofre i even bother to install it :evil:
Please don't. It would be nice to see your results as well.

Then you can send it back. :P
by dimva
Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 158116

seems like only the SATA drives do not have FDB labeled on the spindle... hopefully these ARE FDB drives though. SP0812C is SATA. Scott and dukla2000's drives have FDB stamps on them. As unfortunate as it seems, it looks like Samsung is simply shipping some drives without FDB even though they say a...
by dimva
Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:19 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 158116

i have 2 SP1614C's. Both JVC w/o FDB :( interestingly, if operated seperately, both have a very consistent, nearly inaudible whine. However when both are plugged in, i get this "beeping" whine which is very annoying. If I put my ear right next to my case it's very distinct. Hopefully this FDB thing...
by dimva
Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are Linux users nuts?
Replies: 8
Views: 5628

There are militant pro-Windows people out there as well. Just not as many because Windows is popular and they want to be rebellious. :roll:

Also most Windows users don't even realize that their computer is running an operating system so they can't possibly be fanboys.
by dimva
Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Totally Confused. Seagate or Samsung???
Replies: 10
Views: 2492

this thread The differences are caused by Samsung using non-FDB motors when they clearly advertise FDB motors as one of the Spinpoint's major selling points, or so it seems right now. When I get a different spinpoint back from my RMA, hopefully one with an FDB motor, I will check to see whether the...
by dimva
Fri Apr 16, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: bobo5195 becomes SPCR's 4000th Member
Replies: 16
Views: 4574

Ralf Hutter wrote: Oops, sorry. I've had a hard time keeping up lately! :oops:

dimva - WELCOME TO SPCR!!!!!!!!!
Awww.... thanks. :oops: