quote:I really wasn't going to say anything here, but I feel compelled to do so. First, I almost completely disagree with nwavguy about the merits of close mic SPL measurement. The only good things about them are...
1) you can use a poor SPL meter in an inadequate, noisy setting
2) it's cheap
The problems with Anandtech's methods are much greater than this, however. The HDDs are not even isloated from other noise sources which appear to be far louder than the HDDs being measured. That's totally illogical and careless if you're seeking any kind of accuracy in acoustical measurements.
quote: am still skeptical whether it will be able to manage the kind of performance advantage the Raptors had when they were first introduced.