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which drives are most quiet?

Ive always preferred seagate drives
but the reviews on the ones Ive checked are mixed, as far as noise goes

I ordered a small SSD drive for my OS (and a few primary applications), and plan to raid a couple 1.5 - 2 tb drives for basic programs & data storage..

this machine is in the family room and I would prefer to keep noise to a minimum

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Re: which drives are most quiet?

1TB notebook drives are probably pretty quiet.
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

sure, but 2.5" drives are going to be a bit more spendy at that size
and most likely slower rpm

if Im going to drop down to 5400, I might as well go with the WD Green.. They seem to get really positive reviews for low noise.. just wasnt sure if there was another option in that same price range, that Ill missing.
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

I like the samsung F4 2tb. 5400 rpm with 667gb platters. They are fast, quiet and cool.
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

I have a 1.5 TB WD green and it's perfect for data. You shouldn't see much difference compared with a speedier drive.
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

and they are quiet?
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

Do SSDs come with a 3.5" mount or you have to buy that separately?
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

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Re: which drives are most quiet?

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Do SSDs come with a 3.5" mount or you have to buy that separately?


when i was looking.. most of them seem to come with 3.5 mounts and sata cables.. and they were called the 'desktop kit'

the one i bought was bare, with no accessories.. which is fine, because i have a couple spare mounts and plenty of sata cables.
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

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and they are quiet?
Yeah. The hard drive in my laptop is noisier.
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

I've been getting the WD green drives lately for my bulk storage needs. They run cool, quiet and don't use too much power. I've read reviews saying similar things about Samsung drives in the past, but I like WD's RMA process which is fairly quick and painless.
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

Either WD Green, or buy what you want and stick it in something like this

http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/...mart_drive_neo

(or make your own )

There are also quiet mounts you can use to mount the drive that help a little.
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

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Either WD Green, or buy what you want and stick it in something like this

http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/...mart_drive_neo

(or make your own )

There are also quiet mounts you can use to mount the drive that help a little.

so much for being cheap
that mount is as much as a drive
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

Anyone have a hybrid drive? I see newegg has some seagate hybrid drives. When is WD releasing theirs?
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Re: which drives are most quiet?

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so much for being cheap
that mount is as much as a drive
It is possible to get two 1/4 inch thick plates of aluminum and drill a hole in each corner, put a screw/nut combo in each hole and sandwich the drive (don't over tighten) then put a little acoustic foam around the edges.

The aluminum plates act as a heat sync and a noise dampener. DIY is fairly cheap, the aluminum stock doesn't cost too much. You just have to be careful

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