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Old 11-04-2005, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Quiet laptop hard drives

I just got my hands on an ole' Dell L400 laptop from ebay and so far its not too shabby. I love the fact that its only 3.5lbs (1.6kl), but the only thing is that the hard drive is a little too noisy for my liking.
Now since this is my first plunge into laptops I'm not all that familiar with performace/cheap parts.
I would like to know, for those of you who have laptops with quiet hard drives, what model are they, and does it live up to your standards?

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I have a Western Digital 60gb 5400rpm drive for my laptop and it's pretty quiet. I believe that Seagate and Samsung make quieter drives even than this, but they do cost a bit more. Check out www.newegg.com for drives from these brands and read the reviews paying attention to how people liked the noise factor. It's a big deal for most people that their hd's are quiet.

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seagate will rock ur world anyday...check it out..i ain't ever seen inside a laptop but once..and it's too small for me. newegg it up and the reviews oughta help for noise level
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seagate have these things called fluid dynamic bearing motors which make them really quiet. I like seagates and all of my seagate 7200rpm drives are quiet.
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