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by al bundy
Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Below 5V.. possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

You could put one of these 56 ohm resistors between the fanmate and the fan...

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by al bundy
Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is the best 92mm fan?
Replies: 38
Views: 10498

Don't overlook the 92mm PC Power & Cooling Silencer Fan, which undervolts nicely and becomes extremely quiet...

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by al bundy
Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: --- Buh Bye This Thread ---
Replies: 4
Views: 2763

Re: The Closet Duron

...It usually hides in the closet and its only connections are power cable, ethernet cable, and printer cable (it's also the apartment print server)... A couple of curiosity-questions: Do you keep the closet door closed? If so, does the temp in the closet eventually get pretty hot? Also, how do you...
by al bundy
Sat Feb 21, 2004 1:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo clicking
Replies: 15
Views: 3795

I might be the only one, but all the Panaflo fans I've ever used exhibit some form of clicking behavior. It really only matters in a very quiet system though. I stopped using Panaflo fans some time ago, and would be surprised if they had changed very much since then. 8) Just out of curiosity, what ...
by al bundy
Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo clicking
Replies: 15
Views: 3795

I might be the only one, but all the Panaflo fans I've ever used exhibit some form of clicking behavior. It really only matters in a very quiet system though.

I stopped using Panaflo fans some time ago, and would be surprised if they had changed very much since then.

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by al bundy
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: MikeC and al bundy were right!--Updated: Pictures!
Replies: 37
Views: 20009

Sounds exciting edwardng! We'll be waiting for your next posts. :) MikeC, that's disappointing info about the noisy Momentus drive. I had really high expectations about its acoustic characteristics. How well does the Momentus drive perform speedwise? I was building with those 4200rpm Fujitsu laptop ...
by al bundy
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New 2.5" Seagates
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Wow! 10,000rpm in a 2.5" form factor, that's amazing. I wonder how much noise those little guys will make?

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by al bundy
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 92mm and 120mm fans now available!
Replies: 12
Views: 3114

Re: Nexus 92mm and 120mm fans now available!

zuperdee wrote:Well, it looks like the Nexus 92mm and 120mm fans have finally appeared on their website. The 92mm fan page is currently just a placeholder, but the 120mm one is there!!...
Awesome. I've been waiting for these fans to finally become available. Thanks for posting this info.

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by al bundy
Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: AcoustiFans better then Papst and Panaflo?
Replies: 17
Views: 4113

Hopefully the upcoming Nexus 120mm will arrive ASAP, so it could be included too!

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by al bundy
Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: MikeC and al bundy were right!--Updated: Pictures!
Replies: 37
Views: 20009

In your position I suppose I would use the (expensive) single enclosed 7k60... but that's just me. :)

Looking forward to hearing about how it works out!

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by al bundy
Wed Feb 18, 2004 5:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATI Delivers HDTV reception for the PC
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Ralf Hutter wrote:So does that mean that you'd be able to capture HDTV directly to your HDD? Aren't the broadcasters scared shitless about this scenario?
Hi Ralf,

Just curious here: Why are you thinking that broadcasters would be so scared about this?

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by al bundy
Wed Feb 18, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: MikeC and al bundy were right!--Updated: Pictures!
Replies: 37
Views: 20009

Quicker access time, very likely yes; higher throughput, very likely no. :)

I hope you will post the results of whatever you end up trying!

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by al bundy
Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: MikeC and al bundy were right!--Updated: Pictures!
Replies: 37
Views: 20009

That's just it though lol... The dual platter is 3db louder, which, by some people's measures, is literally twice as loud, and maybe even in the realm of the Samsung I am running. Is the SilentDrive really that good?!? -Ed BTW al, thanks for your help so far! I think so, as long as the drive runs c...
by al bundy
Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Yet Another Drive Suspension System
Replies: 32
Views: 27845

Nicely done m0002a, I like your execution on this. Very interesting. Thanks for posting the details and your experiences.

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by al bundy
Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: heat vs. hard drives: an insider's look
Replies: 9
Views: 3386

Thanks for posting that info flyingsherpa. Matches with what I've heard from a Seagate insider as well.

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by al bundy
Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: MikeC and al bundy were right!--Updated: Pictures!
Replies: 37
Views: 20009

edwardng wrote:... al, do you know?

-Ed
No, sorry! Are you going to enclose the drive? If so, the difference likely won't matter anyway, thankfully.

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by al bundy
Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1602969

SEAL - Heavenly... (Good Feeling)

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by al bundy
Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: MikeC and al bundy were right!--Updated: Pictures!
Replies: 37
Views: 20009

Re: Hitachi 5K80?

Anyone have any experience with the Travelstar 5K80? I'm looking at the 40GB model; it's rated for typical idle and load of 2.1/2.6 bels and maximum idle and load of 2.4/2.8 bels, according to this. That's means it never even hits 30 decibels! -Ed EDIT: After reading about the place, I noticed that...
by al bundy
Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this the Papst 4412 FGL the best 12cm?
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Seal wrote:yeah from the research ive done i think people like the papst 4412 the most out of all the 120's

just curious, will i get 100% garunteed start up all the time at 5v?
All of mine (many, many of them) have always started up nicely at 5V.

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by al bundy
Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone tried the Box HDD 20 from ichbienleise?
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

That does look interesting... I would love to try one of these out!

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by al bundy
Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Problems with Sonata placed horizontal?
Replies: 2
Views: 1814

trpltongue wrote:... So...If you need a good quiet desktop case, turn the Sonata on it's side.

Russ
Thanks for the info Russ! Good to know.

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by al bundy
Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Compared: SpinPoint P-Series SP1614N vs. 7200.7 ST340014A
Replies: 4
Views: 2471

Thank you very much for the useful info edwardng! Much appreciated.

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by al bundy
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet is in the details
Replies: 48
Views: 57237

Douglas Bailey, BEE-YOO-TEE-FUL! Excellent workmanship. :D

About those stacked SmartDrive enclosures: Are they just sitting loose inside the computer case? Or if not, what method did you use to firmly secure them inside there?

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by al bundy
Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The silent future is 2.5" wide.
Replies: 33
Views: 42118

But is there any advantage to using more expensive 7200rpm notebook drives?... For both 5400rpm notebook drives and 7200rpm notebook drives, I've found the total drive noise to be effectively diminished to negligible when the drive is SilentDrive-enclosed and the enclosure is foam-mounted. There is...
by al bundy
Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The silent future is 2.5" wide.
Replies: 33
Views: 42118

...I've never used one before, but is the only way to mount them in traditional cases via a SilentDrive enclosure? Also, would they be able to cope with the heat of 7200 2.5 drive?... http://us.st7.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/directron_1778_276009936 No you can also mount the notebook drive in a tra...
by al bundy
Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Acoustifan???? + Sunbeam Rheobus Fan Controller
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Hi mindfields,

Thanks for sharing your experiences, and welcome to the forums.

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by al bundy
Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The silent future is 2.5" wide.
Replies: 33
Views: 42118

Welcome to my world Mike! I've been trying to get folks to try using these recent notebook drives (with IDE adapters) for a little while now, especially the 8MB cache versions. Forum member aderyn was the first one I read about here that did this, which inspired me. They really are the quietest opti...
by al bundy
Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DTemp useless with Samsung SATA?
Replies: 107
Views: 32442

Jan Kivar wrote:...Have You tried IBM/Hitachi Feature Tool? It might be able to set SMART to enabled for the drive...
That is my suggestion as well.

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by al bundy
Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Zalman ZM80D-HP coming
Replies: 10
Views: 5788

Re: New Zalman ZM80D-HP coming

Arcanthis wrote:http://board.member.cgiserver.net/Crazy ... ackdepth=1

Due out late Feb'04, might want to hold off if you're thinking of getting a ZM80C...
Thanks for the info Arcanthis!

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by al bundy
Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Get rid of click (DIY-project)
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

This is very interesting info, thanks! I'm sure that many of us here will be quite interested in your continued experience with this, including if you can try with 100uF and see if it works even better for dampening.

Welcome to the forums!

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