Which model of 120GB hard drive is quietest for TIVO upgrade ?

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    Hi

    I was thinking of upgrading my TiVo from the 40GB+80GB drive to a 120GB + original 80GB drive. With technology moving on, can anyone recommend the quietest 120GB drive out there for around the £60 mark (from looking at EBUYER).

    I assume 5400rpm models are quieter than 7200rpm models, with no drop in performance in TiVo terms ? Also I heard of fluid bearings which are supposed to make super quiet drives....ring any bells ?

    Cheers Dave
     
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    I put a Samsung in my Tivo and it's as quiet as a mouse. Difficult to find the 5400rpm models now though.

    I believe the faster ones are still quiet

    Make sure whatever you buy has a three year warranty. A lot of them only have one these days.

    Dave
     
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    Good point, as although capacity has improved I have seen reports Manufacturers are reducing warranties due to increased chance of disk failure.

    Taking it a stage further with Laptops, I have had 2 HD failures in 2 years !!

    Thanks Dave
     
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    I run 3 of the 200gb Seagate's in my HTPC, and they're both quiet and reliable.

    I've ripped 479gig of data in the last 5-6 mths and not had a glitch yet.

    For anyone looking for a big, cheap drive I'd say you cant go wrong with these..
     
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    Now thats a lot of data :eek: .

    Thanks guys for the advice.
     

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