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by David Mitchell
Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mike's News Flash on Sumbeam Hard Drive Silencer
Replies: 22
Views: 8764

IdontexistM8 wrote:For British forum members...is this similar/same?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/products/module ... Products=1
That appears to be the Sunbeam product which Mike wrote "is not nearly as effective."
by David Mitchell
Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mike's News Flash on Sumbeam Hard Drive Silencer
Replies: 22
Views: 8764

Tibors wrote:Nice that you tried. Looks like the rest of better sticks to the original design or home brew solutions.
I actually recommend it if you plan to use it only on the bottom of the case and want to save a few dollars. Otherwise, do use something else.
by David Mitchell
Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mike's News Flash on Sumbeam Hard Drive Silencer
Replies: 22
Views: 8764

I did indeed order Xoxide's version. Though I had my own ideas on how to use it, I expected instructions. There were none. I got two pairs of bands, each coupled by cable ties, one pair larger than the other; the metal frame, which has a rather stiff grounding wire to be attached to the drive; and n...
by David Mitchell
Sat Jul 31, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mike's News Flash on Sumbeam Hard Drive Silencer
Replies: 22
Views: 8764

If the rubber bands are used as in the picture at the site of Xoxide, then it does not much. The only things those rubberbands do is pressing the HD to the bottom of the frame. It even looks as if the two top rubberbands do't do anything at all. It doesn't suspend the HD. The drive is, as depicted,...
by David Mitchell
Sat Jul 31, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mike's News Flash on Sumbeam Hard Drive Silencer
Replies: 22
Views: 8764

I went searching around and came across a somewhat modified version at Xoxide; it has four posts per side instead of three. The image shows the bands being used rather differently. Think it could work as well? It's quite cheap.
by David Mitchell
Tue Dec 02, 2003 4:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Interesting article on case arflow techniques
Replies: 18
Views: 9809

I'd rather have a filtered fan in the front than have to figure out how to keep the dust out of the optical and floppy drives and everything else inside the case.. 1. Why do you need a fan on the front to have a filter? 2. If you're that worried about dust getting in, how about removing dust from t...
by David Mitchell
Sat Nov 29, 2003 2:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Interesting article on case arflow techniques
Replies: 18
Views: 9809

rp wrote:I don't care what their setup says. I want intake fans in the front dammit :lol:
Same here! I'd rather have a filtered fan in the front than have to figure out how to keep the dust out of the optical and floppy drives and everything else inside the case..
by David Mitchell
Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 430702

Direct link: YeongYang YY-5601. The look doesn't appeal to me much, but it might be a great case.
by David Mitchell
Mon Oct 13, 2003 4:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 430702

I've seen a few cases with room for 120mm up front and 80mm in the back. Personally, I like the option of running a slower quiet 120 in the back, and the front 120mm can run a bit faster to maintain positive pressure. Would you consider either adding those to the list or starting a second list? I u...
by David Mitchell
Sun Oct 12, 2003 1:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 430702

I'm curious: are there any cases with mounts for a 120mm fan in the front that are not listed here because the rear mounts are for something smaller? With the power supply fan(s) back there too, matched front and rear 120mm fans will not get you "equal pressure." A smaller fan would probably be bett...