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    How noisy are Maxtor Diamondmax 10s?

    I see the komplett have the 200GB version at £62 in their weekly deals. I was going to get a Samsung Spinpoint 160GB at pretty much the same price.

    I know the samsung is a very quiet but still fairly fast drive, thats why i chose that.

    But, i know the Maxtor is much faster and has an extra 40GB for about a quid.

    So the question is, how much louder are the maxtors than the samsungs?

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    just realised that the one at komplett is an 8mb cache version, thought it was a 16

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    Well if its any remote help the Maxtor 120gb with 8mb cache i have is noisy enough to alert me when im not listening to music
    If my bed were just a little closer it'd make a fairly good alarm clock actually, espeically when checking for a full virus scan... really does make a right ol' commotion

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    Gonna drive you crazy, I've had to get rid of 2 Maxtor drives already, such a shame cause they kinda bulletproof, drop them a few time, still run fine and pretty fast. Never try things like vibration dampers though.

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    Got a DiamondMax 10 16megger here now beside me almost by my head in my mums new machine and I can't hear any noise! Specially can't hear it when it goes nr my Raptor RAID
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    Raptop raid, bet you can't hear much over that though! lol

    Thing i'll stick with the samsung

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    Well if the Raptor RAID is a little too noisey then just hide it behind the uber-decibels of an nV SLI system

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    Apparently the 10's are much improved over the 9's in terms of noise, but ive not had my hands on a 10 yet to comment on if its the truth or not...
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    Hmmm...i have a 9 with 2mb cache and it wakes the neighbours when searching hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    Apparently the 10's are much improved over the 9's in terms of noise, but ive not had my hands on a 10 yet to comment on if its the truth or not...
    i actually think my dm 10 120gb is slightly louder than my dm 9 120gb ,their silent untill they start doing anything tho

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    lol

    got two maxtor drives here, the older 2mb cache 80gig is nearly silent but the newer 8mb 120gig is pretty damn loud when loading games, etc...

    isnt there a proggie that sumhow silences hdd's?? im sure my mate said its wat he used for his drive in his shuttle...

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    They'll never be completely silent due to the nature of what a HDD does.... If it bothers you stick it in an enclosure....
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    or get a quiet one to start with!?

    You can get a program to lower the rpm and therefore noise output

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    my 200 gig seagates are silent - until they do something; then they sound like the apc in Aliens when ripley blows the trans-axle. ( i just watched that last night )

    I got some elastic ribbon from john lewis and made a cradle in a spare 5 inch bay. No vibration transferred to case = no noise whatsoever. Can't hear it at all now. Total cost - £1.14

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    I got a 200GB Diamondmax 10 a couple of days ago; I set it up to make a copy of m existing 30GB drive so it could be my new boot disk, and it was pretty much absolutely silent as far as I could tell, even with my ear right next to it I couldn't hear it over my case fans. Possibly in a case it might transfer a bit of vibration, but in that case just suspend it from a 5 1/4 bay like fulnnelhead says.

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    I have one and it is a little noisier than my old barracuda but nothing too bad.
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