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Storage Most quiet 500GB IDE HDD?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AT0MAC, 8 Jun 2008.

  1. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC Pirate Captain

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    Hi, I am new at this forum - but thought this was the place to ask:


    I need a very quiet 500GB IDE HDD to build into my mod of a LaCie Disk Mini (I'm about to make it look exactly like a Mac Mini with a better and bigger fan build in).


    I have been looking at this one: Seagate DB35


    Is this one of the best or are their other - any ideas?

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  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    The Seagate is quiet --quieter than its SATA competitors, the Western Digital GreenPower WD5000AACS or the Samsung Spinpoint T166. However it runs a Watt hotter (8-12W) than the Samsung and two Watts hottern than the Western Digital. Its performance is also dismal compared to the other two, of which the Samsung is the fastest.

    More relevant info here.
     
  3. superseagull

    superseagull If it aint broke, fix it ;-)

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    totally agree with the above except i have found samsung's spinpoint drives to be quick and the most reliable
     
  4. danmec

    danmec New Member

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    The WD one recommended by Nexxo is a good bet, good series that one
     
  5. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC Pirate Captain

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    Yes it looks like a very nice disk everywhere I look - but it also looks like it's a SATA disk, and my controller can't take that...
    Anyone knows a more silent IDE disk than the DB35?
     
  6. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    You'll appreciate the DB35 is aimed at the video recorder market, where read/write speed is not of the essence but low noise is. These drives have a modified firmware, and I'm not sure they're well suited to the accurate storage of binary data.
     
  7. DaveVader

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    I don't believe Nexxo was recommending the WD, he was pointing out it as one of the competitors of the Seagate, which he did recommend.
     
  8. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    For a low-noise 500Gb PATA I'd go for the Western Digital WD5000AAKB, and then look to a good anti-vibration mounting method.
     
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