I recently upgraded my pc. I have windows and apps installed on my intel 520 series 240gb ssd, and for games/storage/data i have a WD Green 2TB hard drive.
As of lately the hdd has been making some noises on startup. I have run HDD diagnostic tools and the tests have all passed. There is no "clicks of death" or anything along those lines but i feel the hard drive is just sluggish. Also, the green has the head parking issue where i powers down every 8 seconds, resulting in a little 'chirp' coming from the hard drive.
It is not a fan, it is definitely my hard drive.
I am so fed up. I know i could go get a wd black being faster, but they also make more noise!
So then i started thinking, wouldn't it be just beautiful if i had no moving parts in my pc. I went and looked up large SSD drives thinking im going to see insanely expensive ones. But to my surprise i came across the CRUCIAL M500 960GB SSD!
I am very tempted to get it and say adios to damn hard drives forever! However, i do not want to make stupid decisions.
While not made for the green line of drives, Many report it works with them
Again based on reviews, the RED line is very quiet.
I have the 2TB black and yeah, It is quiet. Once i put in 2 x 256gigabyte SSDs and a slower hard drive things have been good for me.
The final decision is up to you and how much you want the silents and speed(for me a large slower drive works great for storage).
Ohh and for noise, I feel your pain, I have a WDC Blue 1TB notebook drive because it is quiet, but while listening to music off it, the thing will go to sleep and wake up making a chirp noise as well. All other times when it spins down or up, it is silent. just when it try to park and unpark up right away does it make a noise.