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by alfred
Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nexus 120mm on Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 r3. Won't spin up automatic
Replies: 10
Views: 2474

I'm using the DQ6 with CPU fan management activated. The fan doesn't start until a few minutes when I cold boot; the passive Scythe Ninja has to get higher in temp first, before the 12cm Nexus rear fan starts at about 5V. I see no worry at all in this behaviour; the back copper plate is extremely go...
by alfred
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspended Drive Vibration
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Rubber case feet from a case decoupling kit maybe? Something like this.
by alfred
Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

You may try the newest Ultimate Boot CD (version 4.0) to launch Hitachi's F-Tool under a linux boot, and see if your SATA controller is being recognized.
by alfred
Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7K1000 1TB a silent beast? :O
Replies: 54
Views: 25464

Sure. Furthermore, we're still waiting AnandTech to include some T133 and T166 Samsung drives in their reviews. Anyway, I'll probably try this 1TB drive when it's available; it's going to help me cleaning my old backup server from some 200~250 GB drives, and if it's really that quiet I'll post some ...
by alfred
Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD321KJ retail package?
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

Actually I'm often seeing OEM and retail versions of Samsung drives both listed on some online stores ( this one for example) : http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1793/oemretailot9.th.png Never bought a retail kit Samsung HDD however, so I don't know what the higher priced ones have to offer. Never ...
by alfred
Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5 minies in RAID 0
Replies: 10
Views: 3576

I've been monitoring SMART temps a few hours before setting up the 4x HD501LJ RAID-0, as the ICH8R RAID controller won't pass the SMART values (as opposed to some hardware RAID controllers), so I spent the first day monitoring temps while I still could. I got 38~42°C while all drives were mostly id...
by alfred
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5 minies in RAID 0
Replies: 10
Views: 3576

I guess best solution would be to buy a 3.5 Samsung HD501LJ, which is said to be the quietest (hopping to see it reviewed on SPCR soon :) ), or 5000AAKS and put it in the box. But I guess I would spent a lot of money while struggling with insecurity of possibly not having silent sistem anymore. One...
by alfred
Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 500 GB (HD501LJ) and utilitities
Replies: 9
Views: 7039

Michael Sandstrom wrote:Although I have not created an Ultimate Boot CD in a long time, I don't believe the disk includes Hutil V2.03.
Ultimate Boot CD 4.0 is out now, and includes HUtil 2.03. It works fine on Samsungs HD401LJ & HD501LJ -- success could depend on the motherboard's controller, however.
by alfred
Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

Mayble you'll want to give a try to some another external enclosure. I'm using several Vantec e-Sata 3.5" enclosures; they're beautifully made and work to the perfection. Actually I'm temporarily using 2 of these in the 4-drives RAID-0 array I posted about yesterday, as I'm waiting to be delivered s...
by alfred
Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

sireebob, what motherboard, PSU & other components are you using in this computer ? Did you check sata II compatibility ? It seems to me your Samsung wasn't defect at all until you made your first tests. Do you have access to another computer with sata II ports ? Did you run (non-Samsung) HDD diagno...
by alfred
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

4 * HD501LJ RAID-0 (128KB) on ICH8R, 2 stripes (40GB + 1823GB) : http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6550/hdtachquadra501aaa0.th.png http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/748/hdtachquadra501bwm8.th.png http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/8463/everestreadtestsuiteof6.th.png http://img238.imageshack.us/img...
by alfred
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

Mescalero : thanks :oops: I've edited my post now.
by alfred
Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD1600AAJS
Replies: 9
Views: 5065

"we will reserve our final recommendations until we have tested competing drives from Samsung and Hitachi."

Such a pity AnandTech never tested any Samsung HDD since the P120 SP2504C... which won all thermal and acoustics ratings against WD, Maxtor and Seagate drives :lol:
by alfred
Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

Comparative review of the HD501LJ on chip.de The Samsung HD501LJ takes first place on general and noisewise; it places second in transfer rate, behind the Raptor 10,000rpm. Clicking 'alle' shows all 24 tested HDDs. Geräusch = Noise Leistungs-aufnahme = Power consumption Anwendungen = Applications ...
by alfred
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

Never tried the Silentstar Dual Box; I'd be curious to know how it manages vibrations because it basically couples two hard disks (and this is no good idea for vibrations for sure) then puts a very thin layer of foam around them : http://www.allround-pc.com/reviews/04052/images/hdd20.jpg I guess the...
by alfred
Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

don9999 / But WHY the significant difference....? You were comparing a two-drives RAID-0 array against a single hard drive. A two-drives RAID-0 array basically doubles your transfer rates compared to a single hard drive; that is, unless the RAID hardware/software puts too much stress on your system ...
by alfred
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

Hi Sylvain, The web page you're linking to contains several errors; all HD401LJ drives are T133. By the way, if you're in France or Northern Europe feel free to PM me (in english or french), I could give you some hints on where to buy Samsung drives. Last month I compared the new HD501LJ to HD401LJ ...
by alfred
Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Faulty Drive-a-Way Nexus enclosures and Nexus support
Replies: 11
Views: 4130

oguzokay did you buy this Nexus Drive-a-Way enclosure around February, 2006 ? Also, did you contact Nexus support ? Thanks !
by alfred
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

Comparing my 2-drives RAID-0 (HD501LJ, first 32GB array) to the best saved benchmark from the HDtach's database :
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Benchmarks and storage system information : http://idlenoise.ifrance.com/write_cache_enabled/
by alfred
Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

Wow. Jedster : thank you ! 'cause you made me see that write back cache was disabled in my intel raid matrix storage manager ! Too bad it isn't enabled by default. Let's have a look at updated 2 HD401LJ RAID-0 benchmarks : http://idlenoise.ifrance.com/write_cache_enabled/ My setup with these HD401LJ...
by alfred
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

Prior to running these benchmarks I was using two HD401LJ in RAID-0 on a rig where I needed a small partition for Windows and software, and a big (and fast) one for very large audio & video files I'm editing for my job. I would have been better to transfer my data to other hard disks and then run th...
by alfred
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

jedster, don9999 :
As I posted on Nov 29, 2006, you can find my benchmarks (including RAID-0) and noise recordings on http://idlenoise.ifrance.com/HD501LJ/ and http://idlenoise.ifrance.com/HD501LJcomp/
by alfred
Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Most silent yet best performance
Replies: 3
Views: 2490

falcon26, you can read my posts about Samsung's HD501LJ on this topic viewtopic.php?t=35153

The T166 hasn't been tested by SPCR yet, but I'm confident it will get a very good place in the recommended list once reviewed ;)
by alfred
Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

There is the post by MikeMcr http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=302129#302129 (edit/ Now there is this post by biatche too) I also found several posts a french forum http://forum.hardware.fr but the search engine isn't quite useful to find the urls again; I also remember a long T16...
by alfred
Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

Spent the last days using 2*HD501LJ in a PC that had 2*HD401LJ before, installed the same way (Scythe Quiet Drive enclosures vertically with deep foam below and partly on the sides). I'd say the T166 is about 3°C cooler than the T133 (3-platter models). I'm now switching to RAID-0 in order to get b...
by alfred
Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

I finally managed to do noise recordings, comparing Samsung SP2504C (P120), HD401LJ (T133) and HD501LJ (T166). I used Hitachi's Feature Tool 2.03 under DOS. Hard disk drives were placed free-air on deep foam; high-grade microphone 60cm above the HDD. Results are available here (be sure to view PNG p...
by alfred
Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137325

Just a quick post to say I'm still planning to do the noise recordings I talked about; it's been raining almost 24/7 for the last ten days here in Brussels, Belgium, so I was unable to record anything properly due to the higher-than-usual noise floor level. Both HD501LJ drives still aren't in use, t...
by alfred
Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Faulty Drive-a-Way Nexus enclosures and Nexus support
Replies: 11
Views: 4130

I'm living in Brussels, Belgium. I don't want to send back these three enclosures because they are currently in use with 3.5" drives; I don't have any of the two 2.5" killed HDD (first one was RMA exchanged; the other one was sent to belgian recycling facilities). Furthermore, Nexus support didn't a...
by alfred
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Faulty Drive-a-Way Nexus enclosures and Nexus support
Replies: 11
Views: 4130

Re: Faulty Drive-a-Way Nexus enclosures and Nexus support

Well as I said earlier I'm not posting this because I want a EUR 120 refund from Nexus. To undertake actions, to wait, hope, be irritated etc, all this for only EUR 120... My satisfaction is that this topic exists and keeps being read after several months by many people that are potential Nexus cust...