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If you are giong to be moving alot, go for an SSD, much more reliable and you can find most older-gen 240 GB for under $150 and USB 2.5" enclosures can be fuund for $10, $20 if you want USB 3.
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It must suck to have ears that can't tolerate hard drive noise. Maybe its your case that is the issue?

Got same case as you and yeah i am very picky when it comes to noise that comes from my PC, i could have a hammer drill in my room and it wouldn't bother me but if the noise came from my pc i would hate it!!!


@ Phoenixlight 5400RPM drive would be quite slow on access times and speeds wouldn't it?
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Got same case as you and yeah i am very picky when it comes to noise that comes from my PC, i could have a hammer drill in my room and it wouldn't bother me but if the noise came from my pc i would hate it!!!
@ Phoenixlight 5400RPM drive would be quite slow on access times and speeds wouldn't it?
Hmm well I've had mine for 3 years now and haven't really found it to slow me down once I've loaded the desktop up. I use it to play games, edit things with Adobe Photoshop + Premiere and just general web browsing. Installation times + startup times are going to be slower than a 7200RPM drive but if you want a quiet HDD 5400RPM is the way to go, otherwise just get an SSD. What sort of work will you be doing? I could try running some similar software and report back if there's any slowdowns or anything if you want.
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Oh I see, well it is basically to store my Work/Uni files:

Well lecture writing and word processing, Code compiling(OpenGl. DirectX) and just lots of .pdf files. So i guess your right a 5400RPM should suffice

Found this: Samsung SpinPoint M8 160GB 5400RPM SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM
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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
They clunk. I've installed a few for people, and they all commented on it. When fans aren't blowing hard you can hear them clunking away.

Apparently the WD10EZEX is one of the most quiet drives out there currently. It's also the fastest desktop 7200RPM drive. 1TB in size, 2 year warranty, on sale constantly for $69.99. thumb.gif

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-366-WD
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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

I've heard that hybrid drives are not very reliable
They had tons of firmware issues. Some batches seem to fail. I've set up quite a few for people without issue. (so far - *crosses fingers*)
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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?
Seagate drives generally hum or have a high pitch whine.

Not everyone can hear it, but I sure can.
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Oh I see, well it is basically to store my Work/Uni files:

Well lecture writing and word processing, Code compiling(OpenGl. DirectX) and just lots of .pdf files. So i guess your right a 5400RPM should suffice

Found this: Samsung SpinPoint M8 160GB 5400RPM SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM
Yuck. Don't cheap out, man. Old generation drives (with less dense platters) perform a lot worse than newer drives. They're also noisier, because shorter seeks end up being longer seeks. Lets say you put 40GB on that drive? It seeks 25% across the platter to access that data... a nice long/slow/loud seek. Now lets say you you put 40GB on a WD10EZEX? It seeks 4% across the platter... a nice short/fast/quiet seek.
     
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They clunk. I've installed a few for people, and they all commented on it. When fans aren't blowing hard you can hear them clunking away.
Apparently the WD10EZEX is one of the most quiet drives out there currently. It's also the fastest desktop 7200RPM drive. 1TB in size, 2 year warranty, on sale constantly for $69.99. thumb.gif
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-366-WD
They had tons of firmware issues. Some batches seem to fail. I've set up quite a few for people without issue. (so far - *crosses fingers*)
Seagate drives generally hum or have a high pitch whine.
Not everyone can hear it, but I sure can.
Yuck. Don't cheap out, man. Old generation drives (with less dense platters) perform a lot worse than newer drives. They're also noisier, because shorter seeks end up being longer seeks. Lets say you put 40GB on that drive? It seeks 25% across the platter to access that data... a nice long/slow/loud seek. Now lets say you you put 40GB on a WD10EZEX? It seeks 4% across the platter... a nice short/fast/quiet seek.

Wish you would have posted that easier frown.gif already bough the Samsung M8 250
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If it hasn't shipped you can cancel the order and get something better. If it has, then... ergh. redface.gif I guess the moral is, wait more than 4 hours for advice if you want good advice. That gives more people time to respond. (Overclock.net being a global community, everyone is on at different times.)
     
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If it hasn't shipped you can cancel the order and get something better. If it has, then... ergh. redface.gif I guess the moral is, wait more than 4 hours for advice if you want good advice. That gives more people time to respond. (Overclock.net being a global community, everyone is on at different times.)

It has shipped already. If it's really slow or loud when seeking, I can always partition 100Gb of my 1Tb drive. What software would you advise for creating partitions?
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I just use Disk Management in Windows. Or if I need to under another OS, I fire up SystemRescueCD or PartedMagic and use Gparted to do that.
     
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I just use Disk Management in Windows. Or if I need to under another OS, I fire up SystemRescueCD or PartedMagic and use Gparted to do that.

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I'll report in how it all went and compare the speeds and noise between the 1Tb and the 250Gb M8 drive
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