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Old 07-11-2005, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the most silent hard drive in the world? I don't care if it's only 500MB or it's 200GB... I just want a REALLY silent hard drive.
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Western digital or Seagate IMO
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what does it matter? you wouldnt hear it from the fans in your case. My HD is loud as hell but all i hear is fans myself.
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My WD HDD is loud as f**k but my old Maxtor is nice and quiet...
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Sound also comes with age.
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any new 5400rpm drive is proabably quieter then a new 7200 or 10000rpm dirve.

then just download and use this...
Acoustic Management (Reduce Drive Noise)
http://www.hitachigst.com/downloads/ftool_ver194.exe

Note - i never used that program so i dont know how or what exactly it is or functions, but i saved the link incase i ever needed it.

and everyone else does have a point. or a question?

why do you need it so quiet when its already one of the quietest things inside the computer? Old old HDDs of course are noisy, but any new one you proabably cant hear unless its right at start up or shutdown.
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Seagate makes really quiet hdd. But you won't hear them anyway, unless you have no fans in the case.

I would stick with 7200rpm hdd. The 10k ones apparently make a really annoying whine.
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well i want one quiet to do a kind of mod, and i dont want it to make noise
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Why do you need such a quiet HDD? The HDD by far is the quietiest of all components. If you want totally quiet, you need to invest in a passive cooling system and one hell of a sound proof case. I think zalman makes a perfect example. Will cost you $1,300 but... it's silent.
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Seagates are quiet idlers, but when seeking they click louder thn WD's.
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