Quietest SATA-II Drives for new Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by netdog, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    Also, if I get a Raptor for a boot drive, how noisy will that be?
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 601

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    It's 29dB at Idle and 36dB under operation per WD's specs. How that relates to other drives, you'd need to view.

    I thought Tom's Hardware showed noise in their HDD comparisons, but I didn't see it.
     
  3. parkie macrumors member

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    Samsung are typically the quietest but the western Digital are better performers even the non raptors!! I've just got a Western Digital WD3200AAKS and it flies compared to the Seagate I had in before. It's pretty quiet although not as quiet as the Samsung.

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