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Hello fellow OCN'ers.

I am looking for a new 2TB HDD for my rig, I am tired of my current older WD that makes a lot of noise when running and vibrates too much.

So what are my options when it comes to silent and non vibrating 3.5" HDD's of 2TB of size? Performance does not really matter, all I need is reliable and silent/non vibrating.

Thanks!
    
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This may be a decent place to start, though there aren't too many up-to-date articles: http://www.silentpcreview.com/section13.html

As for my own personal experience, Samsung Spinpoint F3s like to resonate (some worse than others).
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This may be a decent place to start, though there aren't too many up-to-date articles: http://www.silentpcreview.com/section13.html

As for my own personal experience, Samsung Spinpoint F3s like to resonate (some worse than others).

Thanks for the link! Will check it out.
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wd red

Thanks, will try to find review and see how they are.
    
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The Western Digital 2TB Greens are getting better reviews than the Reds.
   
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Hello fellow OCN'ers.

I am looking for a new 2TB HDD for my rig, I am tired of my current older WD that makes a lot of noise when running and vibrates too much.

So what are my options when it comes to silent and non vibrating 3.5" HDD's of 2TB of size? Performance does not really matter, all I need is reliable and silent/non vibrating.

Thanks!

The WD Red 2TB is virtually silent from a head motion standpoint, and at 5400 or 5900 RPM it's not very loud from a rotational noise perspective either. The drives are well balanced, and rated for NAS use where cumulative vibration can be an real issue.

Greens and Reds are almost the same drive -- I hear some of the recent Green's are actually faster, but the Reds have TLER and better NCQ for multithreaded applications. Either one would be a fine choice.

Greg
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Thanks guys, I ended up buying the latest revision of WD Red 2TB thumb.gif

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