Need quiet HDD about 80+gb, which one.

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  1. JonLeach

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    Hi Guys as title, need to repalce a 40 gb drive which is starting to sound noisy, presume its on its way out. Which are the current quiet drives on the market. hoping ot pick up something at a local computer fair tomorrow.


    Cheers
    Jon
     
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    IMX Samsung drives are now the quietest, and in a benchmark I saw some time back they were also quicker than Barracudas which used to be thought of as the quietest drive.
     
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    WARNING

    It seems Samsing have cut costs and are using a cheaper, louder motor .. at least that's what this thread on HTPCNEWS is saying.

    :mad:
     
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    Jon
    i have recently used Seagate Barracudas. They are not the fastest about but are pretty quiet.

    Mike
     
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    I've found this website useful for finding out this sort of info:

    Disc idle noise
     
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    I bought x4 80GB Spinpoints about a month ago and was very disappointed. They are VERY noisy. There is a constant metallic whine from them.

    More recently I bought Seagate 80GB and 200GB. They are very, very quiet. Plus you now get 5 years guarantee.
     
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    I have 3 Samsungs several months old and they're a lot quieter than the Seagates I have, sadly looks like they're no longer viable .. I don't like Seagates because they regularly go into rhythmic clicking fits which get damned annoying, I thought it was SMART but that's disabled but all my 'Cuddas do that .. *sigh* why did Samsung try to save a few pennies? :(
     
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    Well the old Samsungs were great, pity they changed :(
     

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