Im looking for some really quiet drives for RAID 0.
Im using Western Digital RE3 500GB at this point but they are less than quiet.
I have been looking at a few models.
The Caviar Greens
Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen F3
Spinpoint F3 and F1 RAID
Would the green drives have a considerable chance of failure or should I get the F1 RAID edition?
Im worried about using consumer level drives. I have only used enterpise raid level drives since my bad experience with seagate, I had two seagate drives and I probably claimed warranty on each of them 4 times, I couldn't remember, they wern't even in raid.
Performance is kinda important but noise is more important since I download when I sleep. Im using a SSD for normal operations. I use the hard drives for video storage which speed doesn't matter for but I also install some programs on it like games I would play once instead of using my SSD so I need some level of performance.
A lot of tests do incdicate noise level but thats like on a test rig with the hard drive resting on a box.
What I want to know is vibration level since that causes more noise than the hard drive whine. A 5400K HDD would have less vibration. I would want to use them in RAID if I can but I want to know how they compare to enterprise level drives for stability.