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Quiet 3-4TB hard drive recommendations, also samsung spinpoint hum

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Finally with a quiet system, I noticed that my samsung spinpoint F1 and F3 1TB hard drives make a repeated humming noise at like 1 second intervals. Really annoying.

I want to get a couple quiet 3-4TB hard drives. Which hard drives available at this capacity are the least noisiest? Uses are storage, downloading, and streaming media files.
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There are HDD silencers available that are usually sold for relatively cheap, but they do not make mechanical HDDs completely silent as nothing will. If you only wish to use it as a storage drive every now and then, why not just have them powered off unless you try to access them?

Your other options include spending a fortune on SSDs or get some wireless hard drive setups and place them in the toilet or something and access them over WLAN. thumb.gif
Edited by hizodge - 6/4/13 at 11:37pm
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I'm not entirely sure about how loud it is, but according to its product page, WD's Green is probably your best bet. Low power consumption and variable spin speeds imply low volume, and IntelliSeek technology (i.e. fancy name for marketing purposes) "Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration." 3 TB will set you back 125 whole dollars (from Amazon). Be warned, you might have issues accessing the full 3 TB in Windows in a single partition.
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