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Help finding a quite harddrive

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August 29, 2008 3:28:29 AM

Hey,

Does anyone have advice or experience with quite hard drives?
I'm looking to buy 2 hard drives for my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) pc which requires minimal noise.

Thanks

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August 29, 2008 3:36:59 AM

Perhaps an SSD from OCZ?
August 29, 2008 3:38:25 AM

nate313 said:
Hey,

Does anyone have advice or experience with quite hard drives?
I'm looking to buy 2 hard drives for my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) pc which requires minimal noise.

Thanks


By quite you mean quiet?

Only SSD(solid state drives) are truly quiet. For hdds, the trend is faster it spins, louder it gets. 15k SCSI or raptors are noisy, slow 5900 rpms are quieter. You can try to muff it with an internal hdd enclosure or cooler.
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August 29, 2008 5:19:31 AM

yeah quite is the sleep deprived version of quiet

I didn't see any ocz's on newegg. What exactly is a solid state driver compared to a regular hard drive? It doesn't need to be silent just something with minimal noise.
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August 29, 2008 8:55:35 PM

Solid state = really really expensive and not worth it right now, especially if all you are looking for is a fairly quiet drive. Go with a WD Caviar Green.
September 1, 2008 6:54:26 PM

Any 7200RPM HDD from either Seagate or Western Digital is quite,I've got HDD caddies that are open vented right beside me and the Hdd's rarely if ever produce enough noise to be noticeable,win,win..:>
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