Quetest Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Computer_Phreak, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. Computer_Phreak macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2002
    I'm trying to find the quietest 7200 RPM IDE Hard drive out there.
    What exactly are Fluid Dynamic bearing motors, or liquid bearing motors?
    Is the Maxtor diamondmax 9 the quietest?
  2. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    i'm about to buy a new hard drive as well and from everything i've heard, i'm choosing the diamondmax9. i've heard from other users that the fluid dynamic bearings not only make it quiet, but cool (i'm sticking it in a crt imac - not made for 7200s so i have to be careful). i've heard that although the western digital caviar drives have 8megs of cache, they are really loud. i've nearly put down the money for a diamondmax, but i'd still like to get more info too, just to make sure i'm making the right decision.
  3. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Cube owners seem to like the Seagate ones the most because of their silence.

    My IBM 80GB isn't loud at all though, it's hot as hell, but not a screamer by any means.
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I have an 80 GB WD 8Mb cache drive in my PeeCee. It is not at all noisy (it's a lot quieter than the 30Gb IBM in there with it). The Maxtor drives are even quieter though.

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