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They are loud, mine hum. like
hhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
EDIT: Forgot all about HDTune Pro having the ability to do that. biggrin.gif
That's exactly what mine do. You can actually feel the computer desk vibrating.
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Do you know any free software that can do that?
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I've had harddrives fail from all manufacturer's, so i don't hate any particular brand. But i have decided should one of my F3's fail again, i'm jumping ship to WD just for their warranty. Quiet operation is important to me though and in my experience, WD drives are quite loud. These Samsung F3's are basically silent and run very cool.
You might be buying the wrong model of drive. WD Blacks (for example) generally have aggressive (and noisy) seeking. They prioritize reliable access times over some clunking and clatter. tongue.gif You might be interested in the new WD Blues, which are supposed to be quite quiet. Look into the WD10EZEX if you get a new drive any time soon.
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They are loud, mine hum. like
hhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
EDIT: Forgot all about HDTune Pro having the ability to do that. biggrin.gif
That's exactly what mine do. You can actually feel the computer desk vibrating.
I've never put Samsung drives in my own builds for exactly that reason. Every one that I've tested makes strange humming noises. The new Seagates seem to be the same way...
     
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You might be buying the wrong model of drive. WD Blacks (for example) generally have aggressive (and noisy) seeking. They prioritize reliable access times over some clunking and clatter. tongue.gif You might be interested in the new WD Blues, which are supposed to be quite quiet. Look into the WD10EZEX if you get a new drive any time soon.
I've never put Samsung drives in my own builds for exactly that reason. Every one that I've tested makes strange humming noises. The new Seagates seem to be the same way...

The only way I can hear my Samsung F3(actual Samsung Made from 2 years ago) is if I remove it from the case and power it up on my desk with my rig(s) off. I have very keen hearing, If there is a single fan powered on it drown's out the HDD noise. My blacks I can hear clicking and crackling over my rig though.

Maybe I'm getting old and the Samsung's noise is past a frequency I am able to hear anymore lol. Although I would like to think I'm still young, 10ft tall and bullet proof at this time though smile.gif
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You might be buying the wrong model of drive. WD Blacks (for example) generally have aggressive (and noisy) seeking. They prioritize reliable access times over some clunking and clatter. tongue.gif You might be interested in the new WD Blues, which are supposed to be quite quiet. Look into the WD10EZEX if you get a new drive any time soon.
I've never put Samsung drives in my own builds for exactly that reason. Every one that I've tested makes strange humming noises. The new Seagates seem to be the same way...

Hitachi is the way to go. Reason I don't buy WD is the cost and they're not available in 4TB on Newegg.
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