Ready for CeBIT: Fujitsu, Maxtor and Quantum's latest High-Performance IDE Drives

Noise Measurements

The noise measurements revealed a delightful result: All three drives make clearly less noise than last generation drives. You won't even hear the Fujitsu drive any more, making the choice of a 5,400 rpm drives for noise reasons almost obsolete now.

Temperature Measurements

Not only the operating noise but also the drive temperature could be reduced significantly with the latest generation hard drives. That's particularly important as fast processors and graphics cards are getting hotter and hotter; so at least your hard drive won't contribute too much to system heat.