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post #1841 of 3137
Well I woulda went with the NVMe 120gb for the, client but he ran short of funds, so I went with the ADATA SP900 128gb drive. Still not a bad drive and while I woulda rather gone with the Intel drive, coming off HDD speeds onto an M.2 he wouldn't notice the difference I imagine. He's gonna wet himself when he first boots it up. lachen.gif

You have PM iBro. thumb.gif

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post #1842 of 3137
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I guess it's true what they say, you can never go back home. redface.gif



Someone uses HDD cage, this is quite rare case, I was seaching a lot recently for such examples

This option is not popular in Caselabs builds
post #1843 of 3137
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Someone uses HDD cage, this is quite rare case, I was seaching a lot recently for such examples

This option is not popular in Caselabs builds

They are not being used, they will never be powered up, I just had NOTHING to fill up the empty lower left compartment, so I got out some very old Seagate external HDD 3.5 inch drives busted them OUT of their plastic enclosures and sticky magnetic taping and for the very first time I used the Caselabs HDD mount.

I ordered the S8 test bench withOUT the HDD drive mount, this gunmetal mount is from my S8S back when there was NO option, you had to purchase the HDD mount even if you would never use it.


I was at a loss as to what to put in the lower chamber, NO radiator? No SSDs? So I came up with an aesthetic solution, it looks nice like a SciFi rig, but I could never deal with the crazy noise raw HDDs produce or the LAG time they instill into your system when trying to access data.


Good eye, thanks for noticing. biggrin.gif
     
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post #1844 of 3137
There is one quite simple thing but in fact it turned out much more complicated

I would like to have 1-2 HDDs in SMA8, but I feel that keeping it on side wall of SMA8 will make it run hotter than desirable, considering this is 8TB disks with no helium

But how to make airflow on it is not clear, I see only way to put it on front and so have only one pump and one reservoir, it looks like SMA8 is not too friendly for HDDs rolleyes.gif
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There is one quite simple thing but in fact it turned out much more complicated

I would like to have 1-2 HDDs in SMA8, but I feel that keeping it on side wall of SMA8 will make it run hotter than desirable, considering this is 8TB disks with no helium

But how to make airflow on it is not clear, I see only way to put it on front and so have only one pump and one reservoir, it looks like SMA8 is not too friendly for HDDs rolleyes.gif

OK, I see what you mean.

If you look back at my photo, if you need to run high capacity HDDs then the case I have allows for active cooling with a 120mm fan mount only inches away from the HDD array.


In an SMA8? Can you mount one of these HDD cages (below) into the basement and actively cool with side mounted fans?


http://www.caselabs-store.com/s8-hdd-cage/
     
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post #1846 of 3137
Just got the LAST set of CaseLabs HD wheels for Welly (Mr. Wellsburg) from Performance PCs. You have to make the women happy. biggrin.gif


All sold out.


http://www.performance-pcs.com/caselabs-caster-kit-hd.html


But the CaseLabs store has plenty IN STOCK thumb.gif


Love the BIG wheels, they look great even on a small and medium case.


http://www.caselabs-store.com/caster-kit-hd/


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post #1847 of 3137
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What are you doing?! Stacking S8S's like that, what if you scratch that top cover tongue.gif I still have the 4x gigantic sorbo feet sitting in the box. Have not had to urge to replace the stock feet yet. Maybe some day biggrin.gif
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What are you doing?! Stacking S8S's like that, what if you scratch that top cover tongue.gif I still have the 4x gigantic sorbo feet sitting in the box. Have not had to urge to replace the stock feet yet. Maybe some day biggrin.gif

That's actually my Mercury S8 below the S8S from circa March 2015.

Don't think any scratching occured, we gave the S8 black exterior white interior to Alina's dad, he loves it. biggrin.gif

Those (4) CaseLabs HD wheels I used on the backyard patio BBQ rolling kitchen island, they worked out so well, still in service today. lachen.gif


Another retro pic.


I had an S8 with a white interior way back in 2015, now Alina's dad runs his law firm with it. tongue.gif


Notice the 45degree angle I placed on those two SSDs in RAID0 in the lower left compartment, totally so funny beyond belief. lachen.gif



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At 6:00 minutes into the video, there seems to be an issue with the new Intel 600p NVMe drives. I just ordered the 256GB variant. redface.gif

Yet its only an issue if you write HUGE files to the drive repeatedly, over and over again within a few minutes. So SOME business applications could be affected.

Anyway, great discussion begins at 6:00 minutes into the video and is very long.


     
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What are you doing?! Stacking S8S's like that, what if you scratch that top cover tongue.gif I still have the 4x gigantic sorbo feet sitting in the box. Have not had to urge to replace the stock feet yet. Maybe some day biggrin.gif


Sexpot bro? What will your newer G-rated OCN name be? tongue.gif

Bro, I feel kinda responsible for getting you interested in Sorbothane from the very beginning, I am using the 2.5inch hemispheres as case feet for the S8S, but only since they raise the chassis slightly higher and I think they look better than the stock CL hard rubber feet. Again, please let me stress am NOT using them for any vibrational energy absorption purpose or function, since if you do your noise isolation properly "at the source" you can run hard feet and still have a inaudible rig sitting 18 to 30inches away on your work desk or computer table. Should also add that the addition of Sorbo feet will not reduce any fan noise when hard mounting fans to the upper areas of your case frame, or using soft fan grommets and a WAY TOO heavy fan that overwhelms the limitations of the soft silicon, easily done with heavy industrial blower style fans.

Think I said this already, but the Sanyo Denki 38mmx120mm thick heavy industrial fans I had to remove from the build altogether, I was able to isolate them to silent/inaudible BUT only within a very limited range of rpms and use since they become audible at about 35% power from the Aquaero 6 and then stop rotation altogether and will not spin back up on boot at about 28% power, so the range was very limiting. Then I added on the three external panels to that front left upper corner mount and the inaudible range narrowed to 30% to 32%, which was just crazy, so they had to go.

Replaced them with the lighter and more voltage friendly Blacknoise Industrial 38x120mm blower fans and they have a much wider range of use, can dial them way down to a very low 148rpms before they spin stop, and the upper range is inaudible mounted in the same front left intake location up to 55% power and 858rpms before becoming audible, that's extremely amazing for an industrial fan. I run them daily the left front intake and right rear exhaust 38mmx120mm at 40% pwr on the Aquaero which translates to about 598rpms, love these fans and I'm kinda fussy when it comes to fans and noise.

Anyhoo, back to those Sorbo feet I twisted your arm into purchasing. Hahaha, ok I didn't really it was your decision, but anyway if you want to move from the stock CaseLabs hard rubber feet on your S8S, into a set of the HD wheels, I would be happy to help out, you've been such a gracious host here in the thread, and allowed me post information for others, so if you place an order from PPCS, PM me your order # and I will get a set of the wheels for you and ask them to drop them into your shipping box. It's really the EASIEST way for me to get something to you, since I don't have to buy a box or pack anything or make multiple trips to the post office etc.

And you can transfer the CaseLabs HD wheels to your SMA8 as soon as it arrives in October or whenever MOD-ONE gets it too you. Just let me know bro. biggrin.gif

These are the Blacknoise industrial blower fans I ended up using, isolating with (4) of the Nexus soft rubber pull grommets. The other Blacknoise industrial 25mmx120mm fans are even MORE impressive, extremely light weight silent fans, using (4) of those in PUSH/PULL on the HWL 240mm rad and a single as a rear exhaust lower left chamber. Rounding out all the fans for the S8S are the two eLoop 140mm white impeller black frame up front in the 280mm FlexBay with the HWL 280mm rad in PUSH ONLY, so as it ended up, ALL nine of my fans for the S8S are from Blacknoise/Noiseblocker in Germany, I did not plan it that way at all, it kinda just happened organically over time. Just feel grateful I found a group of industrials to update and replace the Sanyo Denkis I've been using since 2012.








I had to edit for the MR-e shout out! tongue.gif

Well Hello Mr. E. wheee.gif

Is there some hidden meaning we should know about or will it always remain a mystery? lachen.gif


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