Quietest Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jaguarx, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. jaguarx macrumors regular

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    I just bought an old G4 Cube to use as a test server, partly because they're meant to be pretty much silent but the old 20G HDD in it is *loud*, irritatingly so. I was planning on putting in a newer, bigger one anyway, which is the quietest? Seagate 7200.10? WD Caviar? Has to be parallel not SATA.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I don't have much experience with desktop drives, so I can't really help much with your question, but in general I find Seagate and Hitachi drives to be my favorites. But I do want to point out that the cube can only see 128 GB on a hard drive unless you utilize some third-party options. More info on that can be found here.
     
  3. xyian macrumors 6502

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    I agree with iGary. Seagates are the best drives out there. I've found Hitachi's to be bearable. WD and Maxtor's are just plain loud. Even more so as they get older. But, hey, all HDs get louder with more use.
     
  4. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Why no agreeing with me?
    I suggested a Seagate drive first. :p
     
  5. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Ah, but you suggested a notebook drive, while the Cube uses a full-siized 3.5" drive!
     
  6. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    No way!
    I did not know that.




    I feel like a fool.



    *hides in corner*
     
  7. jaguarx thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know about the 120G limitation, there are some ways around it but this doesn't need that much space internally anyway. Ordered a Seagate 7200.9 80GB, see how that goes.
     
  8. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Best of luck. :)
     

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