[mythtv-users] [OT] Which hard disk to choose
peterl at standingwave.org
Tue Aug 29 19:55:17 UTC 2006
Kevin Hulse wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 27, 2006 at 06:46:48AM -0400, George Roberts wrote:
>> From: "Phill Edwards" <philledwards at gmail.com>
>>> Any recommendations of which of these two I should choose?
>> If you want a quiet drive you should get a Western Digital.
>> According to http://www.silentpcreview.com/ Western Digital makes
>> the quietest drives. Hard drives make the most noise in your
> I just ditched a WD because of the noise it was making.
> It ended up being the biggest generator of system noise by far
> followed by an antec power supply. In practice, I continue to
> have much more trouble with the case and PS fans.
> I have a tuner that could be a space heater. It heats
> up the PC and sets the PC fans to cooling itself off.
> The seagate drive OTOH is more than quiet enough.
>> PC - even more than the fans. If you need quiet and you need ATA
>> then there are 3 cheap drives you can get at 250,300,320 GB with
>> "whisper quiet" technology. This technology includes extra quiet
>> bearings and firmware that reduces seek noise:
They investigate a number of parameters, including noise.
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