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Old 07-12-2005, 07:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
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... ok... I don't need any un useful help...
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Old 07-12-2005, 08:55 AM   #22 (permalink)
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what mod are you trying to do. what reason do you need total silence
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:49 AM   #23 (permalink)
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less rpm = quieter
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i am also using seagate , yes ,it is ralatively silent ......
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:25 PM   #25 (permalink)
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you know what you should proabably do is.... forget about witch HDD you use... just replace every fan you have with a 120mm fan.
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:53 PM   #26 (permalink)
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why do you need such a quiet hd? unless you are going fanless you can treally hear the hd.
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I am doing a fanless mod, and the only thing I hear is the HDD... getting me on my nerves...
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:35 PM   #28 (permalink)
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you konw the most economical solution to your situation if you absolutly need it perfectly quiet is.... stick the computer i a different room and just get extention wires for you monitor KB and Mouse.
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:38 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I have a 40gb Maxtor which in my opinion is silent how ever I also have a 160gb Western Digital which is reallly noisey

someone above said less RPM = quieter,

maxtor 7200rpm = silent
western digital 5400rpm = noisey

so i disagree sorry.
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:44 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I think the noise of the hdd could depend on where it is located relative to the front of the case. My Silverstone Temjin 6 (full size) places them at the back under the power supply. So it's pretty long way back in the case.

I can barely hear my Seagate when it seeks as compared to my old Dell where they placed the hardrives right in the front underneath the optical drives. I think most mid-size cases have to place them at the front under the opticals because of lack of space. I guess the farther back they are, the less you will hear them.

A comment was made regarding fans being louder than the hardrives. If your running a water cooling rig, then you will obviously want a quiet hdd since that's really all you will be hearing.
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