Maxtor vs. Seagate Loud Test

I recently had a Maxtor 200GB ATA 150 Serial drive that I took back to the store because they had another sale for a Seagate 300GB ATA 300 Serial Drive for about $30 more.

Anyhow, I'm am beginning to notice that the Seagate drive is much more louder than the Maxtor. I was wondering if anyone else has encountered this with any other models of Seagate HDD's ...?

I highly doubt I have any chance of putting some silence to the already loud Seagate, but I was just curious to what others have to say who have owned, or currently own Seagate drives.
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  1. I have Maxtor 120GB S-ATA then few months ago i bought Seagate 320GB 7200.10 S-ATA. This Seagate has better performance, and more quiet than Maxtor, regarding to my ears.

    Yesterday i've made a rubber bands by myself from old bicycle tire, that's very impressive on reducing the noise. I can still barely hear Maxtor on its work but not the Seagate. My case is open though.
  2. Slightly OT but Samsung Spinpoint have a good reputation for low noise and are worth looking at if this is a factor.
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