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Reliable fast HDD?

Hey guys, I'm looking for a 1TB hard disk drive that's very quick. I'm not talking Velociraptor quick, but a really fast 7200 RPM disk. I've heard the WD Black is the fastest 7200 RPM disk for the buck, but I've also heard that it's loud. Is there a way to reduce the noise on it, or should I look for another model?
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  1. I'd go with the WD Black, I've dealt with several of these drives and they would be my choice for main use if I didn't have my SSD's. Honestly unless you have a super silent rig right next to your ear I doubt you will even notice the HD noise over fans and other things in your system.
  2. This PC is supposed to be as quiet as possible.
    A H105 has some quiet fans, and the case fans are to be replaced with even quieter fans.
    I heard that someone sells like these rubber stoppers on HDD screws to reduce sound.
  3. Reliability, High Performance. If these are the things you are looking for in HDD then go for Western Digital Caviar Black series HDD.
  4. Alright, but is there a way to silence a HDD?
    Performance is one thing, but this PC is gunna be right next to this monitor on my desk and I dont wanna hear it buzzing o-o
  5. Jay Lavistria said:
    Alright, but is there a way to silence a HDD?
    Performance is one thing, but this PC is gunna be right next to this monitor on my desk and I dont wanna hear it buzzing o-o

    You could add some noise cancelling foams on to your case, that would help reduce the hard drive's noise.
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    Every HDD makes noise. This is a FACT :) This noise is amplified because your HDD is attached to the metal of PC Case. One easiest or quickest way to reduce the noise is to pack the corners touching the PC Case with rubber strap Or you can add noise dampening foam/material inside the PC Case to reduce the noise.

    http://wiki.team-mediaportal.com/4_HTPC/HTPC_Hardware/Hard_Disks/Silence_Your_Hard_Disk

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8240
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