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    New HDD

    Ok, since last week i've been using a old (ish) 60gb DiamondMax D740X, but its high pitched whine is driving me INSAIN!!!

    so i need a new/diffrent HDD
    - doest have to huge, 80gb is more than enough
    - doesnt have to be Sata
    - need to QUITE, no louder than the segate barraV i had before

    - whats good at the moment?

    daneil

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    If it's noise you care about, one of the Seagate series would rule.

    You can get an IDE Seagate Barracuda for £49.57 over at overclock.co.uk

    http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/...=16396&cat=492

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    ok, cool - and thats about the same tranfer speed as a dimonmax 9 isnt it?

    - and although be last seagate die within a month of use, seagates dont have a bad reputaion, so it should be fine - although it did put me off then for a while!

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    Samsung Spinpoints.....nuff said!

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    Seagates for me - never had one fail, and a five year warranty.
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    Another vote for the Seagates here.
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    Samsung Spinpoint p80 or another seagate



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    think i'll get the P40 (SP8004H) Spinpoint, becuase a lot of people elseware have noted it to be a the quiter drive, and not much diffrence in perforamce
    Last edited by oshta; 23-10-2004 at 11:36 AM.

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    thanks to all

    i was after 2 IDE drives, just gone for 2 X 160 gig Seagate Barracuda from ebuyer 50 something quid each, not bad

    hasnt the price per gig come down ALOT in the past year
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    The Hitachi 7K250 have an incredibly quiet seek - just that rotation noise is transduced into vibrations. If your brave enough to supress that by some isolating/absorbing materials connecting to the drive cage, I'd actually give the 7K250 a thumbs up.

    Otherwise, Samsung P80.

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    Another Samsung Spinpoint vote from myself

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    i found the spinpoint on the 120g was quieter than the seagates but on the 160g + the seagates were quiter.

    sometimes u pays your money u take your chances. a nice set of rubber mounts always helps as well.

    i use the zalmon hardrive cooler with 120gb seagate and due to its rubbers etc the drive is silent

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