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Thinkstation C30 Quiet???

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Thinkstation C30 Quiet???

#1 Post by HarryWild » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:46 am

Hi all,

I decide to get a new PC and decide to get the Thinkstation C30 to replace my 58p!

The 58p was a bit high pitch for my liking; and I had the cover open while operation with a Radeon 6570 graphic card to reduce both the noise and make it lower pitch.

I am wonder if the C30 is noisy or is the sound out of the fan medium or low pitch which is more to my liking.

Any thing else I should be looking for in a C30?

I plan on finding a 256 or bigger SSD already installed. Otherwise, I heard that it is very difficult to install anything other then a Intel 180, 240 or 512 SSD inside. Has that been fix for 2015? If so; I will just buy the best e5 and get a modern SSD like Samsung 850 pro! Has the latest firmware have any bugs in it?

Thanks for your reply

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Re: Thinkstation C30 Quiet???

#2 Post by brchan » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:29 pm

The C30 fans should almost certainly be quieter than the ones in your M58p. Fans wear out and become noisier overtime. I don't see why a different SSD would be a problem to install if it is the same form factor.
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Re: Thinkstation C30 Quiet???

#3 Post by HarryWild » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:17 pm

Thanks brchan,

I have another one to consider and that is the P300 SFF Thinkstation. Between the P300 SFF and the C30; which is quieter between the two in your opinion?

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Re: Thinkstation C30 Quiet???

#4 Post by Temetka » Thu May 21, 2015 2:05 am

The P300 is a beastly machine. I was watching some Lenovo video's on the design and build of it.

Dual sockets, support for 14 HDD's, 1TB of RAM, etc.


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Re: Thinkstation C30 Quiet???

#5 Post by erik » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:32 am

temetka - you mean the P900, not the P300.   the P300 is a small tower, single CPU.
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Re: Thinkstation C30 Quiet???

#6 Post by shadowlight » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:05 am

I am sorry if its a little bit late to revive this thread:

My C30 is very silent and I have 2 Samsung 840 Pro's working in it without any problems.

Hope this helps!
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