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post #13021 of 28613
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Originally Posted by well View Post
Hi guys! This is new pictures of my Storm Scout


Had put the case on the table, so I buy a dog, and he loves all the scratching and biting

Sorry for my bad english, I am from Ukraine
wow man nice build looks clean too
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omg your dog wins the internet
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so i just plopped an HDD on the cage where i was thinking of mounting it... and it wont work oh well back to the planing stages

maybe ill hide my SSD their...

thanks for trying Charles
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post #13024 of 28613
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so i just plopped an HDD on the cage where i was thinking of mounting it... and it wont work oh well back to the planing stages
Don't you just hate it when that happens. I'm betting you are only a mm or two shy from it fitting. That makes it even MORE frustrating.
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so i just plopped an HDD on the cage where i was thinking of mounting it... and it wont work oh well back to the planing stages

maybe ill hide my SSD their...

thanks for trying Charles
....sorry to hear's that; Was i that far off from measurement's OR? ? ?

{ here's a sneaky thought = how's about using a Laptop HHD ? ? ? ! ! ! }
....and, i'm sure they ARE sellin like Hot Cakes for now . . . .



mr-Charles . . .

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Edited by mr-Charles - 9/20/10 at 3:49pm
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post #13026 of 28613
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Don't you just hate it when that happens. I'm betting you are only a mm or two shy from it fitting. That makes it even MORE frustrating.
about 7mm actually so its not like it was so close i could force it to work

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....sorry to hear's that; Was i that far off from measurement's OR? ? ?

{ here's a sneaky thought = how's about using a Laptop HHD ? ? ? ! ! ! }
....and, i'm sure they ARE sellin like Hot Cakes for now . . . .



mr-Charles . . .

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do they make them in 1tb sizes that have reasonable read/wright times?
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They do have some 1TB laptop drives now, but they are 12.5 Z Height rather than the standard 9.5 Z Height. That should still be about 10mm thinner than a 3.5" hard drive though.

I haven't seen any actual HD-Tune tests of them though, so I don't know how well they perform compared to a 3.5" drive. I'll see if I can dig up some results and post back in a bit when I do.

They are a lot more expensive than a 3.5" though. About $120 or so for a 1TB Samsung F2 or WDC Scorpio Blue.

EDIT: Can't find any actual benchmarks, but the one place where they discuss the Samsung they say it's considerably slower than a 7200RPM laptop hard drive. Since all of the current 1TB laptop drives are 5200RPM it's obvious that they would only be appropriate as a DATA Storage drive, not an OS drive which is pretty much what I expected. Considering even the fastest desktop hard drives are 30% to 50% faster than the fastest laptop hard drive (the 7200RPM Hitachi 7K500 @ 90 to 100mbs) that should give you an idea of what to expect from one of them.
Edited by PapaSmurf - 9/20/10 at 4:30pm
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post #13028 of 28613
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They do have some 1TB laptop drives now, but they are 12.5 Z Height rather than the standard 9.5 Z Height. That should still be about 10mm thinner than a 3.5" hard drive though.

I haven't seen any actual HD-Tune tests of them though, so I don't know how well they perform compared to a 3.5" drive. I'll see if I can dig up some results and post back in a bit when I do.

They are a lot more expensive than a 3.5" though. About $120 or so for a 1TB Samsung F2 or WDC Scorpio Blue.

EDIT: Can't find any actual benchmarks, but the one place where they discuss the Samsung they say it's considerably slower than a 7200RPM laptop hard drive. Since all of the current 1TB laptop drives are 5200RPM it's obvious that they would only be appropriate as a DATA Storage drive, not an OS drive which is pretty much what I expected. Considering even the fastest desktop hard drives are 30% to 50% faster than the fastest laptop hard drive (the 7200RPM Hitachi 7K500 @ 90 to 100mbs) that should give you an idea of what to expect from one of them.
thanks for digging for me +reps for you!

but that dosent seem like an option for me at this point... the SSD is a bit more than i would like to spend as it is so i think ill do that and find some way to hide the regular one some place else
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post #13029 of 28613
hey guys. So I decided to stick with the Scout and promise to post some pictures soon. Its a great case, i wish a few things were different, but am really enjoying it. First question. How did you mount case fans on the side window? I just bought one for the lower hole since I can fit one in the top due to my CPU heatsink. So, even mounting the 120mm fan in the bottom hole it bumps into my PSU. I can't close the case and am totally shocked. At first i had a fan filter on the inside with the fan, so then i mounted the filter on the outside and I still run into the psu. any ideas? I can't find thinner 120mm fans either. this is annoying.
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post #13030 of 28613
we couyld help allot easier with pictures... im not sure why you are running into the PSU inless you have a non standers PSU in their... my fan holes clear my PSU but an inch or so...
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