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by jaganath
Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Does a 2.5" Laptop drive in a desktop require any...
Replies: 27
Views: 7873

Resistor, many many thanks for posting those images showing the correct orientation for 2.5"->3.5" IDE adapters. I've been tearing my hair out trying to find such information represented visually, because my adapter didn't come with any installation instructions.
by jaganath
Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scorpio Metalic Loop Noise
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Sorry, RMA means?! Thanks.
Return Merchandise Authorization

This is a number issued to you by the supplier or manufacturer of your product which authorises you to return faulty goods. The Scorpio has a 3-year manufacturer's warranty, I think?
by jaganath
Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which is quieter between a Spinpoint and a Barracuda?
Replies: 5
Views: 2136

I'm trying to decide between a Spinpoint or a Barracuda 7200.9. ..... Well right now, my WD800JB is the noisiest thing in my rig, so noise is of utmost importance to me Personally, I don't think you're going to experience a significant drop in noise with either of those drives without enclosing the...
by jaganath
Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scorpio Metalic Loop Noise
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

It's a low volume and very high frequency constant noise that loops up and down on volume and stops for 1 sec then starts again. It get's on my nerves because it's constant and because it's a very high frequency noise. Wow! That sounds seriously annoying! :shock: I hope for your sake and mine that ...
by jaganath
Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scorpio Metalic Loop Noise
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Are you sure you're not referring to the clicking noise that the Scorpio makes which is caused by it's power management features, and which has been extensively discussed on this forum? There is usually a simple remedy: SPCR Thread 1 SPCR Thread 2 SPCR Thread 3 SPCR Thread 4 Thread 4 suggests that a...
by jaganath
Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung MP0804H owners - a question..
Replies: 10
Views: 3331

the Scorpio issue which I brought up again last week. Out of interest, have you had any response from WD regarding that (the clicking noise)? Have they managed to work out whether it was a dud unit/wrong firmware/design flaw? Normally the Scorpios (or at least the 40GB version) respond to the Hitac...
by jaganath
Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are 4200RPM Hard Drives Unacceptably Slow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Are 4200RPM Hard Drives Unacceptably Slow?

Hi, I'm looking for a new hard drive for my quiet PC and found myself looking at some 4200rpm 2.5" notebook hard drives for various reasons, namely cost, availability and low noise/heat. Can I ask people's opinions as to whether I will find these drives simply far too slow for everyday use? I genera...
by jaganath
Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ Powerstream 520watt source of noise?
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Remember, fans = noise. You want to have as few fans as possible in your PC if you want low-noise, ideally none (but this requires re-building your PC from scratch). The only things left in my case that could be what has been causing the most noise is either the chipset fan or my PSU. The chipset fa...
by jaganath
Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Scorpio - Clicking issue still not fixed?
Replies: 4
Views: 5416

So none of the Dell patches worked? Dell Patch R99039 BR99039.exe|R99039.EXE Western Digital Utility patch corrects an intermittent clicking noise issue on the following models: 40G - X7571 - WD400VE-75HDT0 60G - C8579 - WD600VE-75HDT0 80G - W7962 - WD800VE-75HDT0 R99039 Maybe a Hitachi patch might ...
by jaganath
Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Scorpio - Clicking issue still not fixed?
Replies: 4
Views: 5416

I'd thought WD had resolved that clunk/clciking issue caused by power management/parking by firmware updates (either user end by using that Dell one or from the firm itself). Seemingly not as the drive I received exhibited the issue. I was under the impression that a downloadable utility from Hitac...
by jaganath
Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is THE quietest 2.5" hard drive on the market now?
Replies: 17
Views: 4305

I must thank everyone for their terrific advice and ideas in this thread. IsaacKuo, that homebrew enclosure is a work of affordable genius and has all the characteristics that we have come to know and love from SPCR: ingenuity, creativity, and a real passion for no-noise PC solutions that don't brea...
by jaganath
Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is THE quietest 2.5" hard drive on the market now?
Replies: 17
Views: 4305

The other thing is... do you really think any of these notebook drives is going to be the noise bottleneck in your system? Well I have an undervolted, underclocked P4M CPU and a fanless PSU, so yes I do think my hard drive is going to be the noise bottleneck in my system. Also unfortunately at the ...
by jaganath
Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is THE quietest 2.5" hard drive on the market now?
Replies: 17
Views: 4305

We don't use the Samsung MP0402H as our reference quiet drive for no reason. It IS the quietest 5400rpm 2.5" drive we've measured or -- more importantly! -- heard. Quieter than the WD Scorpio 400UE? Believe me, I really, really want to believe that the MP0402H is the quietest, as it is easily avail...
by jaganath
Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is THE quietest 2.5" hard drive on the market now?
Replies: 17
Views: 4305

What is THE quietest 2.5" hard drive on the market now?

I must have read a bazillion threads this afternoon (an exaggeration, but you get the gist) on SPCR trying to find the definitive answer to this question, but still the clouds of uncertainty refuse to clear. Many people say the WD Scorpio 40GB is the quietest 2.5" HDD. Indeed, Western Digital themse...
by jaganath
Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec 120mm 480watt PSU is quiet !!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Now I have to get quiet CPU fan
Dorothy Bradbury

She ships fans to virtually anywhere at reasonable prices and the fans are great (VERY quiet). I'm not a rep or anything, just a satisfied customer.

hope that helps,
by jaganath
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fortron Zen fanless 300W ATX PSU
Replies: 71
Views: 52492

it is the only really affordable fanless PSU... I will have to put my S12 back and be satisfied with the noise.
Isn't the Thermaltake Fanless W0050 available in Sweden?

This Swedish shop is selling the Elan Vital Greenerger 400W for 100 Swedish krona less than the Fortron Zen.
by jaganath
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hit me with it - what is the quietest PSU (Seasonic S12?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3429

I am unsure if I could put a fan directly underneath - what do you mean - i.e facing upwards so air is blowing onto the bottom of the psu? No, like this: http://www.philrees.co.uk/pc4music/pix/flowdiag.jpg Or this: http://home.earthlink.net/~lillarenfro2/DSCN6285_web_14.jpg http://home.earthlink.ne...
by jaganath
Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hit me with it - what is the quietest PSU (Seasonic S12?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3429

I'm curious; how do you cool your CPU with negligible case airflow? Is that the Winchester AMD chip with very low thermal dissipation? Or maybe you're using a Ninja fanless CPU cooler? My 2 options are 1) Fanless PSU - with a nexus UNDERNEATH it running at very slow speed (no other fans - will this ...
by jaganath
Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hit me with it - what is the quietest PSU (Seasonic S12?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3429

Question is now - do I 1) use the S12 as the only fan source in the PC 2) Buy a fanless PSU and run a Nexus at very low RPM (the Nexus is pretty much silent at 500rpm) It will probably be easier to give you useful silencing advice if you could list what components you have currently in your almost-...
by jaganath
Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone Have Any Opinions On NorthQ PSU's?
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Anyone Have Any Opinions On NorthQ PSU's?

I was having a look round for a new PSU and came across these ones claiming very low noise levels (12-17 dBA): NorthQ @Komplett.co.uk On the one hand this seems plausible because of the large 140mm PSU fan, but on the other the claimed efficiencies on the website are poor considering it is meant to ...
by jaganath
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU for Antec p180
Replies: 19
Views: 5899

Well in my opinion you should get the S12, for two reasons: A) It's cheaper. B) As you say, it "future-proofs" your system for whatever upgrades you decide to implement in your system, and the extender cables are a bonus as well. Plus you will have no problems fitting it into the P180, as it is a co...
by jaganath
Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU for Antec p180
Replies: 19
Views: 5899

hmmmm, now i'm very seriously considering ordering your Zen, just gotta figure out how to pay it... (no paypal unfortunately ) if you still have it that is. I too would be interested in the Fortron Zen, if you still have it Mike. Gronne, have you read all the SPCR reviews of fanless PSU's, such as ...
by jaganath
Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU for Antec p180
Replies: 19
Views: 5899

Im having trouble finding this Fortron Zen in Europe to be honest.

any help?
Fortron Zen @ Pixmania

Hope that helps,
by jaganath
Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Annual Update to "CPUs ranked by Noise/Heat"
Replies: 53
Views: 48560

Just last week, we began working on a complete update of the CPU page. It hasn't been touched for 1.5 years and is very out of date. It should be all revised by this time next week. Glad to hear it. I look forward to reading the new revised CPU page with great interest. :wink: This is usually reaso...
by jaganath
Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Annual Update to "CPUs ranked by Noise/Heat"
Replies: 53
Views: 48560

P4-Mobile Thermal Performance

The truth is that the P4-M's power ratings are almost identical to the P4 anyway, which is why I didn't bother. They have to be more $ and there's not much advantage, your can underclock most P4s anyway. It seemed like a lot of work to put the thing in there with all the different speeds -- would h...