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Which cool, quiet internal HDD for HTPC?

ytrebil

Active Member
I’m running an SSD but I’m running out of space on it and so will need to a larger drive to store mainly music and films – what’s the best ones to go for right now? I don’t have a fan for the HDD cage (well I do, but it’s noisy so I disconnected it). I’m looking for as large as possible – I don’t think speeds will matter too much as it’s only important when reading. Not overly fussed about the write speeds.

Thanks a lot.
 

shadowboxer

Active Member
Samsung F4, great drive but not the best time to be looking to buy a HDD.
 

ytrebil

Active Member
When will the prices back off? Looking for a single 2-3TB to see me through for a while before I need to upgrade/expand.
 

shadowboxer

Active Member
I think it's likely to be around mid 2012 that they'll start heading back down again. May be longer to reach prices they were earlier this year.

Could look at getting a 2TB drive on the classifieds, could be had for around £70 tops I think.
 

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