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by IdontexistM8
Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest: 2.5" drives
Replies: 75
Views: 86230

Well I'd love to send it back.... but if you know how hard it is to replace the HDD in a 12" iBook then you probably wouldn't have suggested it :o Also, it's just such a PITA not having my laptop in action for a week or however long it'd take WD to send me new one. If you've got a credit card then ...
by IdontexistM8
Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest: 2.5" drives
Replies: 75
Views: 86230

forgieboy wrote:Is there a firmware patch for this?
If you're drive is a couple of months old then yes..info & links in the thread I started yesterday here

If it is more recent like the one I bought in the last week (manufactured this month too) then no and it's best to RMA it.
by IdontexistM8
Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Scorpio - Clicking issue still not fixed?
Replies: 4
Views: 5394

Neither the Dell patches worked because the drive was so recently manufactured it's got the latest firmware already. There's nothing to be patched. Therefore, it suggests either WD haven't properly fixed it or the drive was faulty. If it was the latter it would definitely be a coincidence. Drive wen...
by IdontexistM8
Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Scorpio - Clicking issue still not fixed?
Replies: 4
Views: 5394

Looked into those previously, Power Booster couldn't see the drive...why I couldn't tell you...it wasn't like it was running externally. That firmware is the latest and the one which was on the drive. That's why it could not be patched with the updating utility Dell's site. It's probably a 50/50 tos...
by IdontexistM8
Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest: 2.5" drives
Replies: 75
Views: 86230

Have you avoided the clunk/click issue with the Scorpio then?
by IdontexistM8
Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Scorpio - Clicking issue still not fixed?
Replies: 4
Views: 5394

WD Scorpio - Clicking issue still not fixed?

As I was finding my new Samsung 2.5" 80gb drive a tad whiney at the top end I decided to buy a Western Digital WD800VE as well and choose between the two to use in my laptop and keep the other as a cloneable backup. Now I'd thought WD had resolved that clunk/clciking issue caused by power management...
by IdontexistM8
Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Netgear Storage Central - anyone tried one?
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

For your own sanity, don't get one. They're utter crap (as with most netgear products). Just build your own box. Check out the problems people have been having on the netgear forums Netgear's pro kit is anything but crap... Build my own box...slightly beyond my own capabilities I'm afraid. Best I c...
by IdontexistM8
Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Netgear Storage Central - anyone tried one?
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

Netgear Storage Central - anyone tried one?

This has caught my eye recently.. http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/P0095885_C0000109_P0000000.jpg Ok it looks like a cross between a safe and toaster but it could be ideal for SPCR type people who'd like an uber backup solution and not be tied to USB/firewire. I believe it's fanless and a doddle to set u...
by IdontexistM8
Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung SP2514N HDD with verry loud vibration problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

Samsung's appear to be in general more prone to vibration than any other make. It's a shame because if they could improve it just a little it would really put all their drives head and shoulders above the competition.
by IdontexistM8
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is THE quietest 2.5" hard drive on the market now?
Replies: 17
Views: 4242

Blimey that's a bold step by them!!...so in effect you can get the new drive, install or transfer whatever you want from the old drive, then package that up and send it off?

I'll have a proper look at the site and perhaps give their Euro line a call.

Seems almost too good to be true.
by IdontexistM8
Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is THE quietest 2.5" hard drive on the market now?
Replies: 17
Views: 4242

Re: What is THE quietest 2.5" hard drive on the market

I don't have clicks on my WD3200JB. I'd RMA yours if I were you. We're talking one tick or click every 3-30 seconds when idle. It's in a external enclosure and it sits on it's stand on a polystyrene block. I suppose that amplifies the noise slightly but then I use the block to cut down on vibration...
by IdontexistM8
Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is THE quietest 2.5" hard drive on the market now?
Replies: 17
Views: 4242

The Scorpio could be quieter, possibly, than the Samsung, but it has issues with head reset/clicking noises that must be dealt w/by the user. Search in the forums on the Scorpio for this. Are WD still putting out these 'clicking' drives? I ask because I've just ordered a WD800VE..as the Samsung MP0...
by IdontexistM8
Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Toshiba 2.5" Drive Motors - Prone to fail?
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Well it's going back to WorldSpan for testing, but considering the model's been superceded and will probably take time to be sourced/replaced I'm not hanging about. So it's down to either a Samsung 60, 80gb or something from the 5K100 range. Tricky decision, I'd be interested how big a performance d...
by IdontexistM8
Tue Oct 18, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent external drive enclosure
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

I have many external drives and the main problem I've found is vibration noise that occurs on a desk top. Because the majority of these enclosures are cheap and cheerful, plus the stands provided are inadequate, such noise is much more noticeable. What I've done to counteract it is the use of polyst...
by IdontexistM8
Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Toshiba 2.5" Drive Motors - Prone to fail?
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Well the drive is housed in a metal frame/caddy and then connected in the internal bay, plus the frame is held down with a single screw into the bay casing. I would have thought that would be enough, as it's not terribly unusual for laptops to be operating at a slight angle.
by IdontexistM8
Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Toshiba 2.5" Drive Motors - Prone to fail?
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Toshiba 2.5" Drive Motors - Prone to fail?

I might be wrong but it sounds like my current Toshiba 2.5" drive in my laptop is on the way out. It's a MK6026GAX and it's only been in 10mths. What appears to be happening is the start of another motor failure. How do I know this? Well exactly the same thing happened with the previous Tosh drive (...
by IdontexistM8
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 120-160GB harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 5888

Samsung drives are the quietest but do vibrate more than others. So you might want to bear that in mind.
by IdontexistM8
Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP0812C - Nidec FDB available @overclockers.co.uk
Replies: 10
Views: 4071

Come on guys? i know slaging off OcUK is great fun, but i realy need to know How/if you can tell a Nidec before you buy it (over the web) Thanks, daniel I've contacted places such as KustomPcs and Tekheads about Nidec drives and they've been able to look/check. Last time I bought Samsungs it was fr...
by IdontexistM8
Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung predicts death of hard drive
Replies: 23
Views: 7429

Whatever the score you've got to admit this is exciting times for storage...oh and keeping the noise down. :D
by IdontexistM8
Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP0812C - Nidec FDB available @overclockers.co.uk
Replies: 10
Views: 4071

MikeMcr wrote:The guy who owns OCUK has some very extreme political views, which I’m sure are illegal in the UK. Shop elsewhere if you can.
I've read that too but haven't been able to substantiate it. Suffice to say if it's in anyway true then sending him an turd in the post might well be in order. :evil:
by IdontexistM8
Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP0812C - Nidec FDB available @overclockers.co.uk
Replies: 10
Views: 4071

I'd rather shove my head in a blender than buy anything from Overclockers. Their rep is so bad it's nearly through the floor.
by IdontexistM8
Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: fanless USB/Firewire 3.5" drive enclosure
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

fizzy wrote:Good point forgot about the international flavor of this site...

US/Tennessee
That's my ability to assist out then :lol:
by IdontexistM8
Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: fanless USB/Firewire 3.5" drive enclosure
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Where abouts in the world are you? Difficult to point you to one if you're in a different continent to me.
by IdontexistM8
Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: An external enclosure worked remarkably well for noise
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

It's the vibration that's a killer for most of these enclosures. The oem manufacturers rarely think about it and either provide poor stands or inadequate base 'feet'.
by IdontexistM8
Wed May 04, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What to replace the NEC 2510A with?
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

The most recent (hacked) firmware has improved performance, in addition I've bought an Aopen 1648/AAP Pro Rom Drive..so I've got plenty of reading options now. 8)
by IdontexistM8
Sun Apr 24, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Xbox silencing thread - updated with photos!
Replies: 36
Views: 24035

Well I'm now using the fanmate and I'm pretty happy so far. I've got the SilenX fan connected on the 12v mod via the fanmate and it appears to be working quite well. There doesn't appear to be much control right at the top end of the fanmates range but at middle-low it's good. The fact the fan is th...
by IdontexistM8
Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What to replace the NEC 2510A with?
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

What to replace the NEC 2510A with?

I'm finding that although the NEC 2510A writer does very good burns and it's relatively cool and quiet, the negatives are outweighing the positives. I'm finding that it's verification and reading capabilities are simply not up to the job. A number of discs I've burnt (mainly DVD-RW) simply do not re...
by IdontexistM8
Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Play-doh/BB composite - awesome sound dampening!
Replies: 14
Views: 5015

afrost wrote:you could also try lead shot, lead shot is often used by audiophiles to fill their speaker stands for added mass.....usually a lead shot and sand mixture.
Very effective it is too!..just don't try and lift anything afterwards :lol:
by IdontexistM8
Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Xbox silencing thread - updated with photos!
Replies: 36
Views: 24035

Update - going to order the Fan Mate 2 tonight or tomorrow, I've identified where it can be best attached on the case and where the point of entry should be into the guts of the unit. The gap(s) left from breaking away the original stock fan are perfect to feed the connectors and cables through. My ...
by IdontexistM8
Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Xbox silencing thread - updated with photos!
Replies: 36
Views: 24035

Have you secured the fan with cable ties or is it wedged in?

I'm pretty much certain I'm going to try the Fanmate, just as long as I can find a suitable place to 'stick' it.