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by jldet5
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: passive enclosures - cool enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

With the Smart Drive the cable just runs out the back of the enclosure so you can use your own cable. I would think there should be pently of cooling with it being outside a case. I also put a decent amount of thermal paste on the drive but that was probably just nuts.
by jldet5
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: passive enclosures - cool enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

I use the smart drive with a low flow fan laying on top. I bought a Nexus Drive Away for my next HD but I have not gotten around to buying a new drive yet. If I procrastinate enough perhaps an SSD will fall into my system.
by jldet5
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor Diamond Max 10 constantly powering off with VISTA
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Still powering on and off. Maybe it has something to do with coming out of sleep. Nothing to do with the performance profile either it seems. Well after many hours of silly setting changes I finally changed the power options from 'balanced' to 'performance' in VISTA. It might have done the trick...w...
by jldet5
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor Diamond Max 10 constantly powering off with VISTA
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Well after many hours of silly setting changes I finally changed the power options from 'balanced' to 'performance' in VISTA. It might have done the trick...why I would have no idea.
by jldet5
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor Diamond Max 10 constantly powering off with VISTA
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Maxtor Diamond Max 10 constantly powering off with VISTA

Hi all,

I upgrade my OS to VISTA and now my Maxtor is constantly powering off on low activity. Does Maxtor Diamond Max have auto APM?
by jldet5
Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD issue with heat (WD5000KS in Scythe Quiet Drive)
Replies: 3
Views: 1895

I just put felt pads on a 5 volted fan and lay it on top of the enclosure. Add some double sided mounting tape if you don't won't it to move. You could also move one or both of the enclosures to the bottom of the case using some foam strips for packing / securing in the bottom of the case.
by jldet5
Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB: Big Low Noise Champ?
Replies: 107
Views: 97848

Re: Me to

PaulRivers wrote:
jldet5 wrote:Attach nexus heat sinks, a 5 volted 90cm fan...
That's going to be a rather large fan... ;-)
darn metric system :oops: post updated!
by jldet5
Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB: Big Low Noise Champ?
Replies: 107
Views: 97848

Would it seek noise really be affected by how they're mounted? Absolutely; huge. There are many different ways if you start reviewing some posts. My favorite as above though you will find other people have their favorites to include sorthobane. I even have one hard drive on another computer in a sm...
by jldet5
Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB: Big Low Noise Champ?
Replies: 107
Views: 97848

Re: Me to

I also got the Western Digital WD5000KS (well, it's listed as the WD5000KSRTL at MicroCenter as is every 500gb Western Digital drive - but the drive itself says WD5000KS on it). And I to am a little under whelmed by the quietness of the drive. It was a pretty annoying seek/write noise when I hooked...
by jldet5
Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB: Big Low Noise Champ?
Replies: 107
Views: 97848

mine is still working but then I use a generic heat sink link the nexus twin with a low flow fan.
by jldet5
Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB: Big Low Noise Champ?
Replies: 107
Views: 97848

Quiet! with a fair amount of vibration

Just got the WD5000KS installed. Very quiet! Lots of vibration though compared to my maxtor DM9s. No way can this be mounted in any way but foam or suspension.

Ended up using sponge rubber weatherstrip 1/2" from Ace. Pretty good stuff..wonder how it compares to sorbothane.
by jldet5
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15740

Since we both like the Maxtors how about giving the SATA 1 version of the Diamond MAX 10 160G a try?
by jldet5
Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unbearable high frequency noise from hard drives
Replies: 52
Views: 15740

I'm now running two 80GB Maxtor D740X-6L 7200rpm UDMA 133 ....with no problems....still don't know why the others produce a very high ultrasound frequency I could only get the Diamond MAX 10 160G to work for me in a smartdrive. I thought all of the other SATA 1 drives that I had purchased (and retu...
by jldet5
Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 408929

Hellspawn wrote:
During the time I had my s12-430 Seasonic stuffed in the p150, my mobo temps were about 4-5c lower.. 120mm v. 80mm obviously. They still aren't bad now tho.
Well that does it for me then. I'm going with the S12. Thanks for the post!
by jldet5
Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 408929

hi... so as of now, the antec neohe issue has not been resolved yet? in any event, if i am buying a new antech neohe, how would i be able to identify which is the updated model and which was the old model that had problems with the asus board? someone mentioned that the psu also have issues with ab...
by jldet5
Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 408929

Using a PSU calculator it seems a p4 slightly loaded system with an ATI 9700 PRO can max out the 5V line.

http://takaman.jp/D/?M=PcbAIdXdSBgHQT5U ... MP&english
by jldet5
Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 408929

SnooP wrote:perhaps a seasonic S12 430w then

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article226-page1.html

30A 5V rail should be enough for that system
Don't they blow heat back into the case?

The 550W NEO has 20 AMPS on the 5V line. Shouldn't that be enough for one P3?
by jldet5
Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 408929

Looks like it won't work on a GA6CX PIII board? Note that they talk of amperage on VCC_CORE which does not directly translate to amperage on 5V line. VCC_CORE for a P3 is something like 1.6-1.7V ? Anyway while it does draw on the 5V line in old motherboards, it is transformed from 5V which means th...
by jldet5
Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 408929

No, the issue is that old (really old) Athlon XP and P-III chipsets powered the CPU from the +5V line. I don't think I've ever come across one of these boards personally, since they were around before I played around with hardware much. From the Intel docs: The Pentium II and Pentium III processors...
by jldet5
Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 408929

No, the issue is that old (really old) Athlon XP and P-III chipsets powered the CPU from the +5V line. I don't think I've ever come across one of these boards personally, since they were around before I played around with hardware much. Hi, the GA6CX machine is a PIII Slot 1 1000 CPU with an 820 ch...
by jldet5
Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 408929

Hi, From the review. Why is this? Is this related to how many 5 volt PCI cards? As I said I have a ABIT AS8 but I also have a GIGABYTE GA6CX I'd like it to work with. Both boards are PCI 2.2 or better. The majority of the output capacity is available on the +12V rails. This closely matches the power...
by jldet5
Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 408929

warriorpoet wrote:It seems to be an issue with Asus boards. I have an ABit AN8 Ultra and a NeoHE 500 and they play together just fine.
Thanks!!!
by jldet5
Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 408929

Anyone think this will power an ABIT AS8? Is it only a certain chipset having problems?
by jldet5
Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM on Maxtor Diamondmax 10
Replies: 21
Views: 7899

I still havent found out how to enable it on my SATA DM10 None of the tools mentioned work. I read on another forum that someone emailed Maxtor and asked them, and they told him there wasnt a way to do it. I think that's pretty odd. hitachi tools works on the DM10. If you can't get it to work then ...
by jldet5
Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.8, Samsung Spinpoint or Maxtor DM10?
Replies: 14
Views: 4948

Well I've got my DM10 setup with AAM now, and I'm really impressed. Quiet idle and seeks now, and such a huge difference compared to my old WD. I could probably even sleep with this one on now. As far as reliability goes, I don't see it being an issue. Knowing how I like to change hardware I imagin...
by jldet5
Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.8, Samsung Spinpoint or Maxtor DM10?
Replies: 14
Views: 4948

There are super quiet versions of the 7200.7's out there, if you can I.D. them, but it looks like PC Pro got the not so quiet version. As far as I'm concerned, Seagate are in a different league when it comes to reliability record, with Maxtor near the bottom of the league. That is exactly how I fee...
by jldet5
Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.8, Samsung Spinpoint or Maxtor DM10?
Replies: 14
Views: 4948

swiharta wrote:whine? I thought the whole fuss about them was because the whine is now gone. Anyone with a 2005 manufactured WD with a whine?
All HDs make some noise / whine. Its just at what pitch and Db.
by jldet5
Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.8, Samsung Spinpoint or Maxtor DM10?
Replies: 14
Views: 4948

WD really noisy Seagate quiet but slow Samsung quiet and ok performance DM10 is the choice, quiet (can be quieter) and fast, very very quiet at AAM 192, still fast. The Western Digital Caviar hard drives manufactured this year are actually very quiet. Some people claim that they are quieter than th...
by jldet5
Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.8, Samsung Spinpoint or Maxtor DM10?
Replies: 14
Views: 4948

Re: Seagate 7200.8, Samsung Spinpoint or Maxtor DM10?

Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my hard drive and want something quiet. I currently have a Western Digital WD1600 (IDE) which is really pretty noisy. When it's reading data I can hear it from a different room, and at idle it's got a very noticeable "whoosing" sound. I know that any of the hard drives I'...
by jldet5
Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silence when watching DVD movie
Replies: 14
Views: 5164

I use the sony DRU 500A. Its a slower burner by todays standard but is quiet.


This looks interesting but I'm wondering if it slows down.
http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/samsung_combo.html