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Seagate Barracuda drive - mmm bliss

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Orbitalzone, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Orbitalzone

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    Just replaced my god awful whining Maxtor 20g drive (and only running at 5400rpm) with a nice new Seagate Barracuda....

    WOW.... how can a 7200rpm drive be SO much quiter!?!

    Now I can hear my PSU whirring..... next upgrade no doubt!

    Most impressed! finally I can leave the damned PC running AND watch TV without it driving me nuts!

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  2. ReTrO

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    It's the only thing making any discernable noise in my PC now also. Doing an external mod to mine, putting it in a big case with lots of passive cooling to get rid of the damn fan noise!

    Should be fun when it's finished.
     
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    Hi Retro,
    Are you really sure this is needed? Have you tried any of the available "quiet" psu's?

    I'll start a new thread...

    regards,
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    I have since that post modded it a bit.

    I took it all apart when I got bored and put the fan in reversed, so that it blows air onto the heatsinks. This means the fan stays at a slower speed (since it is heat controlled) and I can barely hear it.

    I've hed no problems with this setup either, heat isn't a problem since I have the side of my PC case off all the time.
     
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    Yeah, but can't you clearly hear that northbridge fan's bearings are running rough right now...


    :)
    Rob.
     
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    Good job it's in a box at home somewhere then!:rotfl:

    (It was the first to go).
     

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