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by victorhortalives
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do I clone data from a HDD to a smaller HDD ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2334

If the other drive is a Seagate or Maxtor then you can use this free Seagate tool in Windows : http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/suppor ... discwizard
by victorhortalives
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Customer Support - Totally Useless
Replies: 32
Views: 36483

Samsung Hard Drives: I deal directly with a company called "Rexo" (who Samsung have appointed to do their returns and fix faults), I log into their website, I type in the serial and model numbers and a fault, I send it to them, they send me a replacement (very quickly). Even if you did what Samsung...
by victorhortalives
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New version of Zotac 9300 ITX
Replies: 23
Views: 24810

Hi Walter, yes, I think so, too. I was planning on getting the PicoPSU, but I plan on extending the system with more HDDs in the near future. According to my estimation, the fully built system would consume something like 140-150W (with all components active, for example, at startup), and the bigge...
by victorhortalives
Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU proper system
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Here's two oldish reviews of optical drives and a reference to the power usage - again a bit old. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article101-page1.html http://www.silentpcreview.com/article154-page1.html http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8108&view=previous&sid=3155310c0afe5ef4fe4850...
by victorhortalives
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU proper system
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: PicoPSU proper system

I want to power my system with two DVD drives HDD etc. with a PicoPSU is that possible ? I see they make 150 Watt ones :idea: :?: See this URL for a good UK based e-shop : http://linitx.com/search.php?keywords=picopsu&Submit=Search I bought a 90Watt unit from them. Most PicoPSU's have 2 power conne...
by victorhortalives
Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building quiet uATX/ITX HTPC. Which case?
Replies: 8
Views: 6112

Finally,about micro/pico PSUs, I've been surfing another little bit and came across that they haven't any power SATA conectors (at least the few I've seen), just molex 4 pin conector (the power conector of an IDE Hard Disk). Do you know any micro/pico PSU about 90 to 150W that come with al least 2 ...
by victorhortalives
Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK3480 help me find silence
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

I'm currently building two NSK3480s, both with an E5400 cpu and a Ninja heatsink. Btw, I am a bit disappointed about the noiselevel of the stock powersupply: it is by far the loudest component in these machines (one built, one to go), which I did not really expect. My main comparisons are the Enerm...
by victorhortalives
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard drive for RAID
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Have a look at the forum postings in this forum : http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=82 and in the official drive compatibility list : http://www.readynas.com/?page_id=82 I know this info concerns the Netgear ReadyNAS range, but I suspect that many of the tests run and user experiences ar...
by victorhortalives
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: m-ITX Cases: SEED MA-280B and Cooler Master Elite 100
Replies: 8
Views: 17380

IMO all these ITX cases are no use unless they can manage a 12cm fan. Plus there is more than likely another inevitable problem - proximity to the user ! I'm working my way down to a case of the right size with my Zotac ION system. This has only one fan - a slow spinning 12cm Scythe. There is a 64GB...
by victorhortalives
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: GrowUpJapan 2002c box for Sale. Europe Location
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

I've email Mike Chin about the PM system not working.

Basically I said that I wanted £ 160 plus postage to UK. Payment by PayPal or UK cheque (has to clear first).

Unless Mike can clear the PM system then any email addresses etc will have to wait.
by victorhortalives
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: GrowUpJapan 2002c box for Sale. Europe Location
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

PM sent today.
by victorhortalives
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Firefox 3.5 strange behaviour fixed(?) in 3.5.1
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Glad to hear that V3.5.1 fixes the problem and for the link to CCleaner. I'll upgrade back to V3.5.x again.
by victorhortalives
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Firefox 3.5 strange behaviour fixed(?) in 3.5.1
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

More important is the problem with JavaScript in Firefox 3.5.
See : http://www.h-online.com/security/Mozill ... ews/113772

I haven't yet seen if v3.5.1 fixes this.

Sort of puts a big dent in the image of Firefox. :cry:
by victorhortalives
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-A: An ION / dual-core Atom Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 46
Views: 29729

2Ghz is very stable. I've had no problems at all in the week I was running it at 2Ghz. I am using 2x 2GB 800Mhz Corsair RAM - also makes a difference. Upping to 2Ghz made the difference from a slow PC to a useable one. At 1.6Ghz it felt like a PC from 3 years ago. At 2Ghz it felt like my other PC, t...
by victorhortalives
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: GrowUpJapan 2002c box for Sale. Europe Location
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Price update.

I also am selling a Sonos Zp80 as I have moved to the Zp120 version. Anyone with an interest - PM.
by victorhortalives
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zotac IONITX-A: An ION / dual-core Atom Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 46
Views: 29729

Just my 2c worth on this : I got an early B version from a good German dealer for a decent price and am using it with a Pico90W PSU/Samsung SSD. As I can't use my USB CDunit, I've had to put this in an Antec P182 so that the internal CD unit is reasonably physically accessible. I had in an Antec 138...
by victorhortalives
Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac ION boards now on Newegg
Replies: 7
Views: 3690

Re: New Zotac Ion!

Got my Zotac Ion DualCore Atom on Mon Jun 1 from the egg. The board is beautiful. Love the integrated power. WiFi. Popped into a Morex 350 case from mitxpc and was running some HD video in no time. However, I had to install the included Zotac 60mm fan on the NB/CPU heatsink. That brought temps down...
by victorhortalives
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System needed with under 60W power usage.
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

Zotac Alert !!!!

The dealer where I bought my mobo still has his Evaluation unit, so Zotac must be sending out Evaluation units by mistake - so watch out ! Unless there is a real simple method of converting from Evaluation to Real - it will involve a return and replacement. Not much of an advert for Zotac ? Unfinish...
by victorhortalives
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System needed with under 60W power usage.
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

Hi. I'm going in a different route as I don't do gaming anymore. But, even with an Asus EN8500GT in my Asrock mobo, I didn't get more than 90W or so when idling. Now that I've bought 2 mobos with IGPs, the other one (Gigabyte) still does about 90W (has a 1TB Samsung, AMD 4850 and a 520W Corsair PSU)...
by victorhortalives
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System needed with under 60W power usage.
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

Yes, I was aware of the lack of USB support for wake-up, but I would have thought that USB booting would be an obvious must have for a modern mobo. Hopfully the summer revision will fix this. Experience so far is fine. Power use is 30W or so and, since I have had to reinstall a CD unit, max power is...
by victorhortalives
Fri May 29, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System needed with under 60W power usage.
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

Well, it arrived today - almost next day delivery - what service. A half hour later and it was installed and working. Very easy, but with some problems. The I/O shield is only partly cut - leaving the pressing out of the shapes to the user. Poor show I call it. Especially as some of the shapes are v...
by victorhortalives
Thu May 28, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: GrowUpJapan 2002c box for Sale. Europe Location
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

GrowUpJapan 2002c box for Sale. Europe Location

Like it says on the lid - GrowUpJapan 2002c box for Sale. Europe Location. Euros 35 plus postage to wherever. In excellent condition. Last used with a Samsung 1TB drive. This is the version : http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/harddrivesolutions/smartdrive-2002c http://www.gup.co.jp/smartdriv...
by victorhortalives
Thu May 28, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System needed with under 60W power usage.
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

I certainly will. Just found out that the Antec WILL fit in the bookcase - it's only 27cm wide. Great. I'm going to take out the Intel DGLY board and sell it on ebay and remove the GrowUpJapan 2002c box with the Samsung 1TB drive. I'll probably post the GrowUpJapan box for sale here on SPCR as forum...
by victorhortalives
Wed May 27, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System needed with under 60W power usage.
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

Well I made a decision. I found a less expensive supplier of the Zotac in Germany and actually bought it ! These very small and quiet configs are going to be the way of future General Purpose PCs, so I'll just get on with it. Now I want to look for a better small case as the Antec is just too big to...
by victorhortalives
Wed May 27, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System needed with under 60W power usage.
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

I've also found a new wrinkle - my PicoPSU has a 20pin connector and many of the new boards have 24pin mobo sockets ! Actually, 20- and 24-pin motherboard power are generally compatible (so you can plug a 20-pin power connector into a 24-pin socket), the main issue that would come up with using a 2...
by victorhortalives
Wed May 27, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System needed with under 60W power usage.
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

Thanks for your replies. mgarl10024 : Re 740 vs 780/790 - yes, maybe but 740 seems to be almost as good as 780. I have a 780 based Gigabyte already in #1 P182 and it does more than I need. I like the 740 really for the low lower usage. Since my 2 posts I've found a few more SPCR comparison tables, m...
by victorhortalives
Tue May 26, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System needed with under 60W power usage.
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

Sort of answering my own question, I'm leaning towards the Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2H. It seems capable enough in Graphics and features and with my BE-2350, fast enough for everyday. Is this going to fit in a 60W power brick limit, or am I going to have to upgrade the PSU/Brick combination ? I fear that...
by victorhortalives
Tue May 26, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System needed with under 60W power usage.
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

New System needed with under 60W power usage.

I want to stop using my #2 P182 as it now has less and less stuff in it as I have migrated all the files to a remote NAS and stopped playing games. ( I have #1 P182 for all the busy media conversion work with TV Card, MAudio 2496, 1TBSamsung etc). I also have an Antec 1380 that I was using as anothe...
by victorhortalives
Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK1380 with PicoPSU, Minja etc
Replies: 24
Views: 36232

Here's another variant on a config for this case and has the advantage of fitting a decent quiet drive setup. I've put in a Mini ITX board with a Samsung 1TB drive in a GrowUpJapan box. The box sits vertically on foam on the left side of the case held in place by some trusty elastic tied through slo...
by victorhortalives
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody tried Grow Up Japan Smart Drive 2002C HDD Silencer ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1876

rei wrote:are they sold anywhere else in north america?
A simple Yahoo search reveals :

http://www.gup.co.jp/shopping/usa-atsukai.htm