do you guys notice that it's quite a bit louder than other hard drives? i had an IBM 15gb before and now have two fo the 40gb maxtors and they are quite a bit louder. i never really have a problme with loud hard drives but i was just wondering if you guys noticed it too. i don't think it's a fluke because i ahve two of them and they both make the sound.
Heh I have a new D740X, it definitely makes a different sound from my Seagate Baracuda, but any sound from that is drowned out by the CoolerMaster DCD-4002 hard disk cooler. It does make some nice sounds during operation, but I don't think these are like the "click-of-death" experienced by IBM users and they are kind of comforting in a way. I'm just looking forward to the sound of 4 of them writing in parallel :smile:
my d740x 40 gig is quieter than my old 10 gig maxtor.
and WAYY faster.
not sure, because i have no way to test the DB, but i think it might be quieter than my friends 120 gig wd.
BUT that might be innacurate, seeing as my ear isnt a DB meter.
but i think that the d740x is a pretty quiet drive.
yeah, mine is the regular bb one, and it is rather quiet.
the read/write i can hear, but not with the case on, and definately not with the 120mm case fan on.
i can fall asleep with that thing defragging, or doing some sort of benchmark.