I have all my storage on NAS (Synology and Drobo) in a small IT room off my office, so I can't hear it. For local storage I only use SSD. That's one way to manage it.I have a feeling Apple has already thought about making the new Mac Pro very quiet. A much bigger concern is how loud the external HD enclosure fan is. Those are prone to be loud and whiny from my experience.
yea thanks for directing me there you made me want it even more now
It depends. Go look up the noise spec for the MBP, Apple probably has it on their page.hi
thanks for all the responses
i see "n db" a lot in my research of how loud it will be
how much is 15 db in relation to the DB of a macbook pro fan?
Perhaps. I'm not familiar with the Cube, but I find hard drive noise as disturbing as fan noise most of the time. Because it's not constant you don't tend to tune it out. Given everything I think it will be the quietest Mac ever, but we'll have to see.I don't think the new Mac Pro is going to be as quiet as the fanless G4 Cube (where the only thing you hear is the HD), but should be very quiet compared to regular desktops.
generally, yes.. or, they speed up as the workload intensifies.does a desktop fan only come on when doing heavy tasks like with a laptop or is a desktop fan on all the time