Linked by Rayiner Hashem on Tue 15th Nov 2005 17:44 UTC
Apple I recently bought one of the new dual core PowerMacs. Having used the machine for a couple of weeks, I thought I would share some of my observations and feelings about it. First, let me get my biases out in the open. I have, for about four years, very happily used Linux on my desktop. Doing so has made me very comfortable with the UNIX environment in general, and with GNOME specifically. During that time, I have used OS X machines on a regular basis, so I am quite comfortable in that environment as well. Since I switched to Linux, I have not used Windows for anything more than the occasional bit of software testing or lab work, and generally feel quite uncomfortable with it. Thus, this article is very much written from the perspective of someone who finds OS X and Linux pleasing on principle. I implore the reader to make his own value judgments based on my comments.
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Some more independant acoustic data
by Arun on Wed 16th Nov 2005 08:04 UTC
Arun
Member since:
2005-07-07

Even though the drives measured aren't exactly the same the same family was tested by Anandtech.

http://anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2577&p=14

WD160JS transfer 55.3dba 52.4dba idle
Barracuda 7200.8 400GB transfer 55.4 dba 54.8 idle.

Rayiner, everything but the fans you claimed to be superior in your X2 I have refuted with facts and data. Apple uses name brand DIMMS and a good quailty drive similar to the seagate.

BTW Silent PC review forums do post manufacturer specs and don't have too many nice things to say about seagates, ecspecially the 7200.8s.

Edited 2005-11-16 08:10

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japail Member since:
2005-06-30

Ah, that's useful. I didn't realize that the JS had been tested. All of the measurements seem high. How close were these noise levels measured?

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