The quietest external

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by deltrotter, May 11, 2005.

  1. deltrotter macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2004
    Hi everyone

    I'm looking to purchase a really quiet external hard drive. Can anyone recommend one?

    The reason I need it to be quiet is because I will be doing some interviews and don't want to pick up the hard rive "hum". It will be connected to my iBook.

    Many thanks

  2. rugonnaeatthat macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    ipods are quite good :)

    I have an external drive that uses normal size hardrive and it is quite a buzz that emanates from it. Also you need an extra power plug as it runs off an AC adaptor which is a pain especially when your mobile carrying around a cable is bad enough!.

    I think the ipod is a good solution as it is bus powered and quiet + it has dual uses. But the normal ones aren't that bad, you'd just put it under the desk for example, and they have the added bonus of when the HD dies (like mine did) you can just shove a new one in the case - it's not as easy with an iPod!

    I've used both with pro-tools so they are both up to the job.
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I have a Maxtor One Touch that I think is pretty quiet. Of course, I haven't used anything else - so take it for what its worth.
  4. deltrotter thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2004
    Thanks both of you for your comments - appreciate them



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