Looking for a silent external HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by c-Row, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. c-Row macrumors 65816

    c-Row

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    Can anyone recommend a very silent external HDD? The more storage space, the better. It'll be plugged into my Mac Mini, so either USB or Firewire are fine.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    I was pleasantly surprised with the 500GB Maxtor OneTouch 4. It's quiet and it spins down properly into sleep mode.
     
  3. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    We have 3 Seagate FreeAgents and they are totally silent! The only way you know they are even on is the orange strip that glows. Also sleep properly when the computer sleeps.
     
  4. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    I concur with this. The Seagate drives run very quietly, and have given me zero problems. The WD MyBooks are also pretty quiet, but not silent, and I had a couple of failures with them.
     

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