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by vincentfox
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: VelociRaptor And Making it quiet
Replies: 20
Views: 4699

You know I think this thread will SCARE some folks. I just got a VelociRaptor to replace a WD SE-16. Replaced it in the same fabric suspension bay in Antec Solo case. I did not remove the IcePak. Noise to me is overall LESS in use than the SE-16 it replaces. Maybe a tiny bit of the high-pitched whin...
by vincentfox
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: low-power DSL modem
Replies: 11
Views: 13194

My old modem had a flaky power switch so I called Sonic.net and they sent me the Motorola as a replacement. It's really TINY, and at only 2 Watts seems very thrifty. The problem with most "all-in-one" solutions for me is they are usually pretty junky. I am enough of an IT networking geek to want bet...
by vincentfox
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: low-power DSL modem
Replies: 11
Views: 13194

low-power DSL modem

Just thought I would start a thread about DSL modem power consumption. I obsess a bit with seeing where I can squeeze out a few Watts less here and there around the house and ALWAYS-ON electronics are one of my favorite targets. I have a Watts Up? meter and measured these: Zoom 0226 ADSL modem = 9 W...
by vincentfox
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fit-PC slim, 4-6W Linux system
Replies: 21
Views: 11421

Unfortunately the device is already employed as a small server now. Running Apache, RADIUS, Nagios and a few other things. It performs very well at these tasks and I love the zero noise and low power aspects. Sorry but I am no longer free to try XP or muck around with desktop testing. Perhaps someon...
by vincentfox
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: More efficient wall-warts
Replies: 8
Views: 8950

I have the D-Link DGS2208 switch and the wart seems very efficient as is the switch itself. With ports unloaded the device takes less than 1 Watt. I would assume their "Green Ethernet" routers are the same although I haven't specifically tested one. http://www.dlink.com/corporate/environment/dlink-g...
by vincentfox
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fit-PC slim, 4-6W Linux system
Replies: 21
Views: 11421

Apologies but running Fit-PC Slim as a desktop is not my interest. So I don't plan to load XP or any Linux desktop flavors. I don't think this would make a spectacular HTPC something like Asus EEE Box would be better. I use a Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC I picked up off EBay for $450 for watching video on ...
by vincentfox
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Ideal wattage for 24/7 server?
Replies: 19
Views: 11341

Fit-PC Slim, uses 5-6 Watts. I have it as torrent box, some filesharing, pluse a few other things. Running Ubuntu 8.10 at present.
by vincentfox
Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fit-PC slim, 4-6W Linux system
Replies: 21
Views: 11421

One oddity I didn't see anything in BIOS for timed power control. Many PC allow you to set up a timer so if it's off it gets turned on at 4AM or something like that. Okay this part is COOL, in the BIOS you can underclock the CPU/RAM to lower levels. Went all the way down to 200 MHz. I didn't do powe...
by vincentfox
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fit-PC slim, 4-6W Linux system
Replies: 21
Views: 11421

Followup, it was sent USPS Priority Mail and arrived today. I am quite impressed with the build. Tiny! I will report more after having loaded OS onto it. I have installed a Samsung 160-gig drive. I have attached a LiteOn USB DVD drive to rear USB port, and keyboard and mouse to the front. Currently ...
by vincentfox
Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fit-PC slim, 4-6W Linux system
Replies: 21
Views: 11421

Item left Tampa yesterday, not sure where it is now. The USPS tracking system is not as good as others. Since it's gotta come across the country I'd guess late next week.
by vincentfox
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Low-power switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 13877

In my little town there are usually multiple high-wind days. Last one knocked down trees which knocked out power for 28 hours in my 'hood.

But I really like the green aspect of this switch and will recommend it to friends.
by vincentfox
Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Low-power switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 13877

Wow! Got new switch in ran a quick compare: Existing switch was 5-port SMC gigabit switch. Consuming 8 Watts no matter 5 ports active or zero ports. DGS2208 used about 4 Watts (bouncing up & down) during boot. But once it was done booting, showed ZERO watts with no ports active. Okay this just means...
by vincentfox
Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Low-power switch?
Replies: 2
Views: 2357

I reposted this in "Green Computing" after realizing it wasn't the best spot. The reply over there pointed me to D-Link "GreenEthernet" products. I ordered a DGS2208 which specifies a max of 6 Watts with all ports in full use at longest length. If cables are shorter and not all ports are in use it s...
by vincentfox
Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Low-power switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 13877

Ah thanks! This D-Link "GreenEthernet" looks quite interesting. I found the DGS2208 at NewEgg for $35 after a rebate, and free shipping. Very good deal and they claim a max of 6 Watts at full utilization on all 8 ports. When cable lengths are shorter or not all in use it powers down those ports to s...
by vincentfox
Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Low-power switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 13877

Low-power switch?

Does anyone know of a good low-power network switch? Ideally need 8 ports 100 megabit. It seems silly that I'll have a Fit-PC Slim on my network soon which uses about 6 Watts. And a switch which uses as much or more power. Example the Netgear FS108 uses about 7.5 Watts. I mistakenly posted this in a...
by vincentfox
Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Low-power switch?
Replies: 2
Views: 2357

Low-power switch?

Does anyone know of a good low-power network switch?

Ideally need 8 ports 100 megabit.

It seems silly that I'll have a Fit-PC Slim on my network soon which uses about 6 Watts. And a switch which uses as much or more power. Example the Netgear FS108 uses about 7.5 Watts.
by vincentfox
Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fit-PC slim, 4-6W Linux system
Replies: 21
Views: 11421

I just got an email today saying they were surprised by the number of orders for the diskless Fit-PC Slim and are backlogged on filling them. However my order should ship this week.
by vincentfox
Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fit-PC slim, 4-6W Linux system
Replies: 21
Views: 11421

I have placed an order for a Fit-PC Slim on October 16th and still not received any indication from the company of the status of the order. Strange.
by vincentfox
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fit-PC slim, 4-6W Linux system
Replies: 21
Views: 11421

I ordered the diskless Fit-PC Slim with 512 megs RAM will report in later. My interest is primarily a little Linux server for the closet, to offer a Samba share for the house and maybe some other things. So if I want to download Linux distros I can just run BitTorrent on that, and not have to leave ...
by vincentfox
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Fit-PC slim, 4-6W Linux system
Replies: 21
Views: 11421

This looks quite good!

Will a standard Linux distro "just work"?

As in can I install the i386 variant of Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora without a lot of hassles? Want to do a small torrent box and this looks ideal.
by vincentfox
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: ASUS Eee Box: Preview & Intel's Atom Benchmarked
Replies: 16
Views: 13280

Anyone sighted the Linux variant in major distribution channels.

I see the one with Windows, but don't want to pay MS tax.
by vincentfox
Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: ASUS Eee Box: Preview & Intel's Atom Benchmarked
Replies: 16
Views: 13280

Aha, now see B202 at NewEgg.

Have to search for "Asus EEE Box" or "EBXB202" but it's there.

However, only WinXP version. No bare or Linux version.

I need a little server to run Linux, no interest in paying for Windows.
by vincentfox
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low-power Seedbox/File-Server/NAS?
Replies: 21
Views: 7368

There is a Gigabyte mini-ITX board with 6 SATA. GA-EG45M-DS2H If you want redundancy, mirror a couple of large disks. This is not 1990 so it's just insane IMO to do RAID5 any more. http://www.baarf.com If I have terabyte or so of data, it's probably something that matters to me enough not to expose ...
by vincentfox
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: ASUS Eee Box: Preview & Intel's Atom Benchmarked
Replies: 16
Views: 13280

Still not at NewEgg. Any sightings yet in large distribution?
by vincentfox
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What's the ideal mobo and CPU for WHS
Replies: 41
Views: 11724

by vincentfox
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 261378

What about putting a Scythe Ninja on the CPU?

Still room for HR-05 on the NB you think?

Or perhaps put HR-05 SLI on the NB?
by vincentfox
Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 261378

I posted some pics of my new build here ... http://www.abxzone.com/forums/f8/new-intel-little-valley-build-111482.html I really need to get a photobucket account :roll: Yes you do. It's free you know. By the way the link you posted, goes to a forum where I'd have to register. I already have too man...
by vincentfox
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 261378

Murtoz, I was actually thinking of the "straight-up" version of the ThermalRight HR-05. This one:

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by vincentfox
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 261378

What about using the ThermalRight HR-05 on the chipset instead of CPU?

I was thinking to replace the CPU heatsink with something even larger still.
by vincentfox
Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 261378

I am thinking of trying 2-gig stick of G.Skill DDR2 5300 (667) RAM with it, do you think that will work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231119