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post #11 of 21
I have an ADFD Raptor and I can definitely hear the seek noise. It's something you just get used to. After a few days, you don't even hear it anymore unless you try to listen for it.

It's much faster than my old Barracuda IV which was completely silent. The vastly improved speed is worth the extra noise to me.

Make sure you get an ADFD by the way. They are the first Raptor to actually have native SATA, they're faster, they're black...
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ROTF gonX, you cut your hair !
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post #13 of 21
Nope, they're pretty silent. I have mine sitting above a seagate baracudda and it's dead silent. Either that or I'm deaf.
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post #14 of 21
Quick question for an old thread... What partition do Install windows on with a 74gb raptor? c: has 1908mb, another partition at 8mb, and finally f: with 70000mb... this is brand new, should I install on f: drive, the unallocated space? And what are the other two aprtitions for? Thanks...
    
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post #15 of 21
can't hear them from my friends computer
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post #16 of 21
i just got 1 yesterday..and personally..i think it is rather noisy..but if you turn up your speakers a bit you wont notice it at all
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post #17 of 21
The newer ones aren't noisey,
but when I had two 36G Raptors in Raid, they actually made a feint whistling noise at start up. One eventually died 2 months later!
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post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by Puckbandit35 View Post
i just got 1 yesterday..and personally..i think it is rather noisy..but if you turn up your speakers a bit you wont notice it at all
I noticed after installing windows, it almost sounds like the older ide's from days ago... the faint scratching/grunting quick bursts...
    
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post #19 of 21
my 74gb raptor is noticably louder than my other 2 seagates but you kind of get used to it.
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post #20 of 21
Mine is quiet enough for me. `Never had any noise issues with it, and I`ve had it for a year.
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