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    Hello,
    when the maxtor hard drive died in my 7 year old hard drive i replaced it with a seagate burricuda.
    i used to wonder why the computer was so noisey. turned out it was the maxtor hard drive.

    soon i am going to buy a new hard drive. probaly a western digital 640gb AAK from scan.
    want a fast and quiet as possible drive.
    how does the noise compare to say a seagate burricuda?

    i am also in the market for a esata caddy.
    atm i have two maxtor 250gb internal sata 2 drives. i intend taking out one and sticking it in a esata external caddy. what one would you reccomend?
    thanks in advance
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    Re: hard drives

    AAKS is pretty much the quietest you can go. Sasmung's are an tiny bit quieter I believe but the difference wouldn't affect most people

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    Re: hard drives

    thanks staffsmike. know any good esata caddys? and cables?

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    Re: hard drives

    I've no idea really. I would trust someone like silverstone
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=798884

    but that is a bit pricey.

    Icy Dock seem to do some nice ones for reasonable prices.

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    Re: hard drives

    i have had 3 icy dock HDD caddys, very good quality, and looks good imo

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    Re: hard drives

    Ive used teh Akasa caddies - kook good - and the sumvision - cheap and cheerful and do the job.
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    Re: hard drives

    I have a couple of these (Icybox USB + eSATA), and they do the job:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=788371

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    Re: hard drives

    I have the 500gb AAKS WD HDD and I can't hear it over my case fans (which are pretty quiet too). Very impressed.

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    You certainly won't go wrong with an IcyBox enclosure, but FWIW... my current favourite enclosures, are those made by AC Ryan
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