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I bought the WD VelociRaptor 250GB a while back, mainly because it was on sale for $60, but this drive is abnoxiously loud. Im wondering if its normal for these drives to be loud like this. I mean, when it starts working is sound like somone is just shaking it. The drive is working fine, no data loss, not slow, but still, is it really supposed to be that niosy? If it is im going to sell it for a larger Caviar Black, and dont recommend anyone buying the VelociRaptor line, bench marks are nearly the same with the Caviar Blacks anyways.
     
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Depends on how you define "loud" (subjective), but generally yes - they're noticeably louder than traditional 7200rpm drives.

Believe it or not, they're a lot better now than they used to be - if you want loud go pickup an old RaptorX.
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Depends on how you define "loud" (subjective), but generally yes - they're noticeably louder than traditional 7200rpm drives.

Believe it or not, they're a lot better now than they used to be - if you want loud go pickup an old RaptorX.

I wouldn't even want to know... Haha. Loud, i mean louder than me typing, louder than, my fans at 100%.
     
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If yours is louder than the sound of you typing, then you've got problems.....or you type with one finger.
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They do get louder than a lot of standard case fans. They get up to 37db so if your fans are only 20ish then yea, you can hear it over them.

http://www.storagereview.com/western_digital_velociraptor_wd3000blfs
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