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Re: a QUITE Linkstation?

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  • bluemax_101
    I hope I don t get banned for saying this here but was adviced recetly that Qnap TS-101 is fanless and quite. But much more expensive. Has anyone tried
    Message 1 of 10 , Jun 8, 2007
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      I hope I don't get banned for saying this here but was adviced
      recetly that Qnap TS-101 is fanless and quite. But much more
      expensive.

      Has anyone tried water-cooling their Linkstations?

      ;-)

      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "Wladston Viana"
      <wladston@...> wrote:
      >
      > That's another problem ... I'm not a computer-case-designer .... :/
      >
      > On 6/8/07, mike redman <michaelredman@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Dear Linkstation fiddlers,
      > >
      > > I am afraid that my experience with modern fast 3.5 inch
      > > drives is that they run noisy and hot. if you want to stick
      > > to 3.5 rives the only way to run them is to have a bigger
      > > box and move more air. This is not possible with the
      > > linkstation. I have a PVR which has a quiet 160 Gb drive.
      > > The thing is not quiet. I have had to sit it on my
      > > proprietary noise sink to make it usable in my living room.
      > > The best way to do the job is use a 2.5 system drive and a
      > > 3.5 storage drive in a larger box.
      > >
      > > In any case good luck.
      > > Mike.
      > > --- Wladston Viana <wladston@... <wladston%40wladston.net>>
      > > wrote:
      > >
      > > > Bluemax,
      > > >
      > > > I was told that 42 ohm should slow the fan down for about
      > > > 70%.
      > > >
      > > > And there are scripts that monitor the hdd temperature
      > > > and can ask the fan
      > > > to spin faster if needed.
      > > >
      > > > Now all I really need is a 42 ohm resistor to move on!!!
      > > > :)
      > > >
      > > > On 6/8/07, bluemax_101 <bluemax_101@...<bluemax_101%
      40yahoo.co.uk>>
      > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > When LS is placed on a table, noise is at its worst.
      > > > I placed it on a
      > > > > mousemat with high density foam backing and the drop in
      > > > noise
      > > > > was very noticeable. Then I put the LS on its side, on
      > > > the carpet in
      > > > > a small area under the bottom shelf. Now it is quite
      > > > enough to live
      > > > > with.
      > > > >
      > > > > LS is a good looking design. So it's a shame to hide it
      > > > away like
      > > > > this. Can't see the LEDs either. So I look forward to
      > > > the mods that
      > > > > Wladston is planning to develop :-)
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In
      > > >
      > > LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com<LinkStation_General%
      40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <LinkStation_General%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > > > "bluemax_101"
      > > > >
      > > > > <bluemax_101@> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Good idea! If you can modify it so that the fan can
      > > > be
      > > > > > thermostatically controlled, the LS will be noisy
      > > > only some of the
      > > > > > time. I have the Link-theater disabled and that help.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I also noticed that some of the noise is coming from
      > > > elsewhere. The
      > > > > > plastic side panels resonate. May be small pieces of
      > > > anti-vibration
      > > > > > pads will help. I use them sucessfully inside CD and
      > > > DVD players.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- In
      > > >
      > > LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com<LinkStation_General%
      40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <LinkStation_General%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > >
      > > > > "Wladston Viana"
      > > > > > <wladston@> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Thanks for the answers man!
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > If you do anything that affect its performance, the
      > > > bits
      > > > > > > > inside will overheat an fail.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Well, considering it has two modes, and considering
      > > > we can
      > > > > monitor
      > > > > > the HD's
      > > > > > > temperature, maybe we can have a silent mode, where
      > > > the fan spins
      > > > > > generating
      > > > > > > no noticeable noise, and a full spin, so the device
      > > > only goes to
      > > > > > the full speed mode when the HD is getting hot at the
      > > > point it
      > > > > might
      > > > > > fail...
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > what do you think about that ?
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > What can happen if I just remove that annoying fan
      > > > ???
      > > > > > > > You will be able to sleep but you LS may catch
      > > > fire when you are
      > > > > > > > asleep.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > auch .... okay, let's think of another way to solve
      > > > this issue :)
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > BTW. If you don't mind me asking a personal
      > > > question, why do you
      > > > > > > > want to the LS on when you are trying to sleep?
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > For three strong reasons ... the first, I want to
      > > > use it as a
      > > > > simple
      > > > > > > webserver to the public, second, I want it to
      > > > download stuff from
      > > > > > the
      > > > > > > internet when I'm sleeping (such as copyright-free
      > > > music and
      > > > > > movies). And
      > > > > > > last, because I want the guys on the rest of the
      > > > house to be able
      > > > > > to use the
      > > > > > > resources on the LS (actually I have a kurobox ;),
      > > > even when I'm
      > > > > > sleep...
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --
      > > > Wladston Viana Ferreira Filho
      > > > Belo Horizonte - MG, Brasil
      > > > Computer Science student (UFMG)
      > > > Visit the project: s1mp3.org
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      > Wladston Viana Ferreira Filho
      > Belo Horizonte - MG, Brasil
      > Computer Science student (UFMG)
      > Visit the project: s1mp3.org
      >
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