what's the quietest HDD for new MP's?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rockinrocker, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    i guess the title says it all....
    i'm thinking 500 gig for now, 7200 rpm, etc.
    (for a home recording studio)
    any ideas?
     
  2. yeroen macrumors 6502a

    yeroen

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    The Western Digital Caviars routinely top the list of the quietest hard drives.

    (see, e.g., silentpcreview.com: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article617-page1.html or storagereview.com for actual numbers).

    I have a 750GB Caviar in my MP and I can attest to it's muted tones (compared to the 160GB barracuda that it shares the case with).

    That is, until 3.5" solid state drives become mainstream.

    Super Talent makes a 3.5" 256GB SATA SSD, but if the 2.5"/32GB sells for $770 on newegg, I can only guess what the 3.5" version (at 8 times the capacity) sells for.
     

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