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Hey guys,

I have started a new job which requires for me to do part of the work at home. So i want to have a separate hardrive for the work I do.

I am only looking for a 250Gb HDD but my main requirement that it needs to be silent and yet have great performance. I got a F3 1Tb and that drive vibrates quite badly i have it on vibration pads.
I had another drive 250 which has annoying idle noise.

Could you suggest me a good quick HDD that would also be silent?

Thank you smile.gif
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post #2 of 20
Why no SSD brother?

It would probably pay for itself just by the raw speed. Not only are SSD dead quite, but you could get work done more efficiently and quicker. If you do decide to get an SSD, I can recommend the Samsung 830 series. Solid choice. 256GB version has been going on sale between 150-200 recently. Good luck mate.
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I already got an SSD(OS/boot) and 1Tb HDD, just need a separate drive to do my work on.
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Ive never heard my 500gb Momentus XT Hybrid drive make a noise. Good performance since its a mix between hdd and sdd
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post #5 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThePhlood View Post

Ive never heard my 500gb Momentus XT Hybrid drive make a noise. Good performance since its a mix between hdd and sdd

I've heard that hybrid drives are not very reliable
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I think i'll go for this: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM

What do you guys think?
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post #7 of 20
Any mechanical drive is going to make noise, especially a 7200RPM one, sure some are quieter than others, but generally most will be a bit audible, if you want something silent, go with what has been suggested a SSD they are cheap enough ($170 for a 256GB) otherwise go with what ever you want if you're going mechanical as they are generally going to make about the same level of noise thumb.gif
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post

Any mechanical drive is going to make noise, especially a 7200RPM one, sure some are quieter than others, but generally most will be a bit audible, if you want something silent, go with what has been suggested a SSD they are cheap enough ($170 for a 256GB) otherwise go with what ever you want if you're going mechanical as they are generally going to make about the same level of noise thumb.gif

Thanks, i see you got a Seagate Barracuda 500GB would you recommend it?
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post #9 of 20
Get a 5400RPM drive or a Solid State Drive if you want silence. All SSD's are silent and for a HDD the western digital caviar green series is very quiet and reliable.
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post #10 of 20
It must suck to have ears that can't tolerate hard drive noise. Maybe its your case that is the issue?
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