are there any quiet hard drives?

Im gonna build a silent gaming computer. I want a 2 tb hardrive that also is silent. Is there any? Which ones are the quietest?
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  1. SSDs are the quietest, no mechanical hard drives are "silent" to my knowledge.
  2. The 5400rpm are very quiet, you'll be losing performance though :/ WD Green are the best ones in my opinion!
  3. The slower a drive is normally the quieter they are.
  4. Trust me, if you are building a gaming rig, with all the case fans, gpu fan, and cpu fan running, you probably will not hear the HDD spinning up. I have your standard 1TB Seagates 7200 RPM drives in mine, never hear them. Fans are you most ear sensitive components.
  5. I will have a ssd with my windows install and games, but they are so expensive and i want more storage for movies and such. I was thinking about going with the Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM. Would anyone recommend this hard drive? If it really is as cball1311 says, then im gonna get Seagate Barracuda 2TB.
  6. or should i rather get a western digital hard drive?
  7. Both are really good, but I'd get a WD Black
  8. Best answer
    Either is about the same.

    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
  9. forgotmypassword said:
    Both are really good, but I'd get a WD Black

    Don't waste the extra money. Minimal performance gain and reliablitity factor, and even louder at 10000RPM. I have had the same Seagate HDD as mentioned above in my rig for going on 6 years now, still peachy.
  10. ok, im gonna go with the seagate barracuda as i first intended. I think Cball1311 has been the most helpful and therefore i pick his answer as the solution. But i do appreciate all the others that helped, thank you guys :D
  11. Glad to help you out :)
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