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Any Preferred SATA Drives and Fanless Graphics Cards?

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21 years
Hello guys,

I would like you all to expose your feedback of your favorite hi-performing/low noise Hard Drives, as well as Fanless Graphics Cards, (low Watt consuming and just sufficient for 2XVGA 22" Displays for DAW Software).

Thank you!


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16 years 7 months

cfaalm Mon, 11/26/2007 - 03:33
Look for SATA HDDs with perpendicular recording with 16BM buffers. Those hybrids like Samsung with a 256MB on board flash have yet to prove themselves.

As for graphics, I use a Gigabyte with nVIDIA 6800 engine 256MB RAM. It cost me about € 50,00 (couple of years ago) Of course there are more cards to choose from. Even some high performers that are still passively cooled.

If one of the ports is DVI, then often an DVI-VGA adapter is included. I have two Samsung 710N LCDs @ 1280*1024. You will have to ask the manufacturer or retailer maybe if it can handle your LCDs at native resolution.